Ever wonder what to wear when you want to mix prints?
It’s been pretty much a long while since my last Work Wear post (see the last one HERE), and it’s not that I haven’t been going to work (LOL) but I don’t know, I mean, sometimes I have those I’ll-just-grab-this-and-go days where I feel lazy with my style and wear literally something to cover up my body and rush out the door. Other days, I’ll plan my outfit the night before (which I highly suggest is a better idea), which helps save time and gives you leverage on knowing whether the outfit you have in mind actually translates to a decent look, or if you should change the outfit. Trust me, some days I’ll choose what to wear in the morning, and more often than not I’m like 65% not happy with my outfit choice.
Speaking of prints though, I’ve always been one who loves wearing prints, moreso, African prints. I am, however, open to wearing other prints. There’s something about them that just makes me feel all giddy and like a cool kid. I always try to mix up prints and try outfits on to see how the execute. Like I’ve just said, you may think of pairing some items in your wardrobe, but when it comes to executing the look it just doesn’t translate. There’s a very fine line between looking stylish and being a fashion faux pas when it comes to mixing prints.
Here’s 3 tips/rules I follow when mixing prints:
Wear prints in similar shapes
Wear prints in similar colour palettes
When mixing completely different prints, i.e. prints and colours, wear one print with bold colours while the other with more subtle colours.
Happy Hump Day!
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Shirt – H&M
Skirt – Exact South Africa
Heels & Watch – ASOS