A Guide to Mixing and Matching Your Prints

At this point, it is safe to say, that the trend of print matching and mixing is here to stay. Here are some fail-safe tips to help you rock this trend.

1. Match colors for totally different print patterns

What this means is that if the prints you wish to match have different patterns like what you would find by mixing a Woodin non-metallic small print with a big-pattern Woodin metallic animal print, then to get the best mixing effect, the two fabrics have to be identical in color or shades of the same color.

2. Get The Proportions Right

To prevent prints from clashing and get a harmonious look, let one print dominate and have the other in a much smaller dose. For example, if you’re wearing the dominant print as an over-sized jacket, the complementary print can be shorts. Tie these together with a solid color accessory which is a color found in both the jacket and the shorts. The good guide for the proportions is 60:30:10

3. Colorblock with solids

The two prints to be mixed can be grounded or tied together by a third item in a solid color. To ground prints, neutrals are often used. But you can get an edgier look by using color. In order to choose the right colors, use a colorwheel or consult any of the popular color schemes.

4. Dots & Lines

Polka dots mix very well with stripes and plaids. The lines in the stripes and plaids complement the roundness of the dots in the polka dot.

5. Just A Touch

Another great way to make mixed prints work for you is to have the dominant fabric of the dress be solid, such as Woodin plain dye, and accenting the sleeves, hems, collars or plackets with a mix of prints.

There you go. Now you’re ready to mix and match prints like a pro.