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A few weeks ago a CollegeFashion reader suggested that mixing prints would be a good Fashion Challenge topic. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive — while many celebrities can pull this look off, at first I wasn’t sure how it would translate in real life. After doing some research, however, I’ve found there are many ways to work mixed prints into your wardrobe and still look stylish.
Think you’re ready to pull off this tricky trend? Read on for some tips and sample outfits.
Tips and Tricks for Mixing Prints:
Stick with the same color family. Rachel Bilson (as pictured above) rocks this trend by sticking with black and white.
Many people consider leopard print to be neutral. Leopard print, a hot trend for fall, is an easy print to work with. In the picture above, Whitney Port pairs a black and white striped shirt with a leopard skirt.
Use patterned accessories. Try rocking a printed belt or scarf with a patterned top or dress.
Try a top or dress already made with mixed prints. When the look is built in, the prints will be designed to complement each other, so the hard work is done for you!
Stripes plus florals equals love. This tried and true combination is easy to work into an outfit – it’s the perfect combo to try if you’re unsure about this look.
Be confident! This trend isn’t for the timid. Wear your outfit with some attitude, and everyone will admire your fearless fashion sense.
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