How to pair prints and patterns:
The best and easiest way to pair different patterns and prints is to pick ones that have a mutual color or color theme. The simplest way to do this is to use floral prints. In my example I used a few floral prints, but I also broke it up with an example of cross-prints if you will- which is really just my term for "two different types of prints" one is polka dot and the other is floral, their similar color is white (they both sport a white background) so even though there is a lot of difference between them- the white makes it work! Also- the white and black polka dot is neutral- so it is a great pairing with the crazy pink, blue and yellow neons. The floral dress and scarf on the left both sport a bright magenta and yellow tones, and the cardigan and dress in the middle both have that rich coral orange that makes them work great together.
If you are looking for a little extra "ummph" in your outfit mixing prints is a fantastic way to do it! Not only does it bring more color and texture to the outfit, but it emphasizes the look and the boldness of each print.
How I wear it:
The mutual color in all of my prints was a bright/almost pink red. I also tried to go with similar flowers in all of my patterns and chose to do a little color matching. I went with the yellow headband to go with my skirt, and red leggings to emphasize the red color theme in the floral prints. I went a little crazy with it and did a skirt/dress, cardigan, scarf and clutch all in different prints, but if that is a bit too daring for you it would be just as well to start with just a cardigan, dress, and statement necklace.
The yellow headband is part of my collection from the Lemon Moth which can be made to order :) I absolutely love texture and thought this headband gave just the right amount to top it all off.
Just a close up so you can see how the mutual color really ties all of these prints together, while still giving the look of a "fashionable clash"
Scarf- thrifted, headband "The Lemon Moth", cardigan- fredflare.com, dress- kohl's, leggings-H&M, shoes- fashionbug
And a special thanks to my hubby who gave me this awesome cardigan for our first wedding anniversary, you're the best! <3
Here are some ideas for inspiration- and all super affordable!