Trend Note: Paired-Up Prints
We’re loving mixing prints right now. Combining unexpected pieces—that you may already own—looks so fresh and extends the versatility of your wardrobe (bonus!). We know some trends can seem a little daunting at first. One reader recently asked, “But how do I get into the mixed-print trend without looking like I’m wearing my great aunt’s crazy quilt?” Read on for a few basic tips and the best ways to mix and match your patterns and prints.
2. Palatable Punch. Multiple patterns in the same color family flirt with this trend but remain subtle and perfectly wearable for any warm-weather occasion.
3. Global Glam. Animal and exotic prints are modern, fun and give a nod to your wild side. Not to mention, like the second look above, all the work is done for you in one pattern-paired summer dress.
4. Versatile Value. Get the most out of your closet and use one piece two different ways. A dark grounding shade keeps it all coordinated. Dress separates up or down for brunch with your girls or a walk in the park—it’s a casual look, but it’s got definite cachet.
5. Dip Your Toe In. Not convinced you’re ready to take the print plunge? Try out the trend with accessories; a printed handbag or sunglasses can update a gorgeous patterned dress or laid-back shorts without a big commitment.