Mixing prints used to be considered a fashion faux pas. I can remember offering my mom unsolicited advice that she was wearing “too many prints.” It turns out that she was ahead of the game (surprise, surprise!), because ensembles featuring mixed prints are all the rage. Below is an example currently on my holiday season outfit wish list.
Mixing prints is not an exact science. I suggest starting with one piece then building off of there. I was attracted to this bodysuit from the moment I laid eyes on it. I love demonstrating how sheer doesn’t have to be racy and the floral design definitely adds a ladylike touch. With the holiday season in mind, textured or colored bottoms are a must. I chose the latter!
It is very important to break up the contrasting prints that you are wearing. You do not want to wear a chevron top and a plaid bottom. Instead, separate the patterns with a solid item in between. These burgundy flare pants are the barrier between the floral and leopard print patterns, and I love how they accentuate the rose petals.
If you are a mixed prints newbie, I do not blame you for feeling overwhelmed. Remember this: leopard print is a neutral! As far as I am concerned, black or tan accents are interchangeable with black and tan animal print. In the featured look these leopard booties elevate the ensemble from fair to funky.
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