I like mixing prints, patterns, colors, and style my summer lookbook. It takes an artistic or creative eye to appreciate what I do. And, if you’re someone who likes to experiment and create a new summer look every time you step out, then this post might be just right for you.
Also, you can check out my previous post here
“A pattern is any repeated design, such as a floral, geometric, lattice, medallion, and stripe, etc. It can be woven into a fabric, embroidered or printed on top. A print, however, is not woven into a fabric but applied to a base cloth with dye using various methods such as digital printing, screen printing, or block printing, etc. When you turn over the fabric you’ll see the woven pattern but when you turn over a printed fabric you will not. Hope this makes sense. Source– GreenHousefabrics “.
Mixing prints can be overwhelming, but for starters, follow the rule of staying within the family color. The prints/pattern should have at least one standard color, and you can add in a contrast color later. Always match the color, not the print/pattern.
There are few classic patterns which are lying in our wardrobes; florals, polka dots, and stripes. Bring them out and create your summer lookbook. The safe patterns/prints to mix are florals+stripes and floral+polka dots.
Here, I have mixed prints (non- woven) in the same color range. Even though my polka dots is not the exact color as my skirt, but it complements the whole look when paired with the same family colored blazer.
Keep in mind the size of the print when mixing things up. Let’s say, you’re choosing floral then it has to be the biggest size, and the rest your top, blazer or any sling should be in a smaller size.
Just don’t take the whole mixing prints too seriously. If you think people will ridicule then just bask in it! In the end, it’s important for you to stay confident in whatever style you choose.
I finished the look with a side french braid and blush heels to give it a more feminine look.
Photographer: Meghalika Panduru
Stay tuned for my next summer lookbook post.