Mixing Patterns & Prints

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Somedays when I’m feeling daring and my creative side kicks in, I like to mix my patterns and prints when it comes to fashion. Some of my favorite go-to prints when print-mixing are stripes, floral, polka dots, and animal print! In today’s post, I am sharing some #HAZtips on how to lock down the mix-printing trend without looking like a hot mess!

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Rules when mixing patterns & prints: 1. Stay in the same color family! I have to say that this is the number one rule when it comes to mixing patterns and prints. Typically, if the colors match, the patterns do as well. It’s a great tip for beginners and the easiest way to avoid chaos.

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2. Break It up! This is a great trick especially when you want to be a little more bold with your mixing. Using a solid to break up patterns helps to avoid appearing overpowering. One of my favorite ways to do this is by using a belt!

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3. Use patterns and prints as neutrals! The easiest patterns to mix, and personally my favorite, are stripes and polka dots. When applying rule #1, these prints blend right into the outfit.

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4. Play with the size! Use the same or different pattern in a larger or smaller scale.

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5. Spread it out! This is a great tip if you are a little intimidated by this trend. Spreading out the prints provides a more subtle appearance. Mix the prints in a top and shoes or scarf!

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What do you think of the print-mixing trend? What’s your favorite way to mix patterns and prints? HAZsig100

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