How to Mix Prints Like a Pro

How to Mix Prints Like a Pro
Post by Trunk Club
May 4, 2018

Looking for a way to remix the pieces in your wardrobe? Get creative and have fun with your outfit by pairing unexpected prints for maximum style worthy of the ‘gram. If you’re not sure where to begin, remember these two tips that’ll help you nail print-mixing every time.

Balance the scales

Always pair a small-scale print with a large-scale one to avoid overwhelming the eye. It can even be the same one—mixing prints doesn’t always have to mean mixing two different prints. 

Match your colors

A common color story brings two prints together for a cohesive overall look. Black and white is an easy combo to start with, but if you prefer something bolder, try different tones of the same color. 

Women's gingham and stripes
Women's stripes and floral

Scroll on to see how we put these rules to work with two different looks.

Low maintenance

If this still seems daunting, start with a look that doesn’t require a lot of commitment. Accessorize a printed dress with a statement bag to mix it up without going all in.

Women's easy mixed print outfit

High impact

Get creative by pairing bright colors and bold prints together. The large flowers in the skirt are balanced by the smaller stripes in the tee, and the white and yellow hues in each piece bring it all together.

Women's shirt and skirt mixed print outfit

At Trunk Club, our stylists help people build their best wardrobes by discovering what fits their body, their budget, and their personal style.