How to Wear Mixed Prints Like a Pro

Top: INC International Concepts // Skirt: Banana Republic // Shoes: Hinge  // Clutch: Francesca’s; similar here

Hi loves! Mixing prints is something that many of us afraid to do. And rightfully so! It can be intimidating to try to mix two prints that do not look exactly the same. Thankfully, I have some tips to help you mix prints while staying true to you sense of style:

  • Pick prints that share a color. For my look, the color I choose was blue. I love floral tops and like many of you, I love the off the shoulder trend! By mixing a blue floral print with a blue striped shirt, I am able to achieve a look that is chic and can even be pulled off as a dress (even though this is a top and skirt).
  • When in doubt, match colors! This a trick that will always be pleasing to the eye and will make it far easier for you to find pieces that work well together.
  • Spice up your look with a pop of color! For my look, I did not want the color blue to be overbearing. So add your favorite shade of lipstick to compliment your look with a little extra sass.
  • Accessorize with naturals. Mastering how to mix prints takes time. If you are diving into mixing prints for the first time, keep your accessories neutral to complement your mixed prints.


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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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  1. 5.25.17
    laurajaneatelier said:

    This is such a pretty look, I love the mix of prints

  2. 5.25.17
    neverskipbrunch said:

    Such a gorgeous look! And such great tips for mixing patterns!

    XO, Cara

  3. 5.25.17

    Loving this mix of patterns! You look absolutely stunning girl! xo Sam

  4. 5.25.17

    Love the ruffle look on you✨


  5. 5.25.17
    Chloe said:

    This is such a gorgeous look! I was never too good at mixing prints! Definitely need to just try it out more often. 😉

    xo, Chloe //

  6. 5.25.17

    I absolutely adore this outfit! Great mixing of patterns!

    -Brandi Kimberly

  7. 5.26.17

    You are rocking this look! Thanks for the tips, I will definitely try mixing the prints in the same color family next time. Hope you have a great weekend xo, Emily (SCsister)

  8. 5.26.17
    Linda said:

    I’m obsessed with your outfit! Love the way you styled this!


  9. 5.26.17

    Fabbbbbbb job at mixing these prints! Looks great!

  10. 5.27.17
    Amy said:

    This outfit looks amazing! You mixed these prints so perfectly!


  11. 5.27.17
    thefashionableaccountant said:

    You did a great job mixing prints!! I need to try this out!

    • 6.1.17
      Nolvia said:

      Yes, you should! It’s so much fun. xx