Print Club: Mixing Prints
If recent runway shows and street styling are anything to go by, that thing your mother told you about not mixing prints is officially a thing of the past.
Yep, print-on-print is in; a fusion of florals, polka dots, stripes, geometrics and animal skins that deliver a bold, eye-catching statement.
Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring 2012 show saw double print in full effect, with colour acting as a unifying element for the looks.
Preen headed up the geometric brigade with bright colours accentuated by darker tones.
Miu Miu worked the deep reds and golds, adding splashes of bright print with socks and accessories.
Print-on-print has also taken to the streets, where mixing and matching similar patterns or colour hues seems to be the key styling trend.
And double printing isn’t just for the ladies – the more sartorially brave gentlemen have been road-testing this one as well!
So if you’re game give print-on-print a try, but be warned – double printing is the ultimate balancing act; you can’t just pile on the patterns and expect them to blend into a congruent whole without a little effort. Attention to colour, texture, and inspiration are key elements in any successful print-on-print outfit.
Your mixed prints look should always appear deliberate and well-executed rather than random; this is what spells the difference between organised-fashion-chaos and chaotic-circus-performer.
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