“Take risks! I’m
– Hannah Simone
Often times, people run away from incorporating prints to their outfits, choosing to take the road commonly followed and keep their outfits plain and simple. Other times when they do wear print, it’s kept to a minimum, so that they do not end appearing deplorable. You would hardly find people who use different prints & patterns together in an outfit simply because they don’t know how and they rather do something that they know how to do, even if it is generic.
Nevertheless, today I am going to be showing you some simple steps on how to pair two (nevermore than two) different prints and make the outfit work.
We will be looking at how to make prints work with:
1. The same colour of prints
2. Different coloured prints.
1. Prints of the same Colours.
If there is one thing I love to talk about when styling outfits, it’s balance. Whether dealing colours or textured, balance is something to always be considered, even with print. This so you don’t have too much or too little of a certain element in your attires.
When you want to pair to prints together, do not go for too much of a type of print – if one of your clothing items has a tiny and multitudinous print, then choose another item with a bold print.
For instance, in this photo you can see how I styled these two black and white printed clothing. The print at the top is more dispersed while at the bottom there is a more repeated print.
These two prints compliment each other. They both bring their certain aspects to the outfit – the stripes give of facile, calm feel while the printed skirt appears exaggerated and lively.
These aspects from the blouse and the skirt come together, creating balance and leave you looking exquisite.
2. Prints of different colours
Now when it comes to pairing prints of different colours, it is best to pair the busy print with a black & white print.
As mentioned above, it is always best to achieve balance when pairing two different patterns, and that is exactly what the black and white print would achieve when paired with a coloured print.
In the picture, the outfit the model has on shows how this is done.
It aids in calming down the busyness of the coloured print, allowing the model to appear chic and sophisticated.
Pairing two busy coloured prints would lose the balance in an outfit, making it appear exorbitant and tasteless.
All in all, this post is not to bash all those who choose to take the easy route of lacking print in their outfits, because there are some outstanding print-less wears that leave me in awe.
But this is to inform people that you don’t have to be afraid of mixing prints up once in a while.
With these tips, you can combine two different prints in other ways – between clothes & accessories, shoes, and so on. Even men can use these tips and try out prints for themselves, don’t leave it to the women to try something new! Prints are a fun way to let your creativity soar when styling an outfit.
So what do you think of the Outfits?
Are you going to take the road less traveled and try to pair separate prints together, or would you rather keep prints in your looks to a minimum?
You guys are free to share your thoughts and more in the comment section below. I would love to see them and get a chance to interact with you, and if you have any question, just let me know.
Wait before you go, I have an announcement!
First I just want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me in starting up and running this blog through its first year. And to the readers, old and new, thank you and God bless you all.
So in celebration of Chika Styled this being a year old, I want to give you the readers a chance to be a model and have your very own styled outfit posted on my blog in my new blog series: Still Stylish In Quarantine!!! Let me explain…
So the corona virus is ravaging the world and people are forced to stay at home to reduce the spreading. However, that doesn’t mean you have to look bad for the whole quarantine. In this blog series, it will feature some of the best outfits styled by you guys and will be featured on my blog. If you are interested here’s how you can submit your styles:
- Style an outfit on yourself or on someone else and take a picture of it (great quality pictures please!).
- Send it to my email firstname.lastname@example.org and make the subject line “Still Stylish In Quarantine.” In the e-mail, with the picture attached to it, include name of the person who styled the outfit, the name of the person who took the picture, the name of the style and your location.
- I will select the top 3 outfits that are the most stylish for that period (this will be posted bi-weekly) and display them on my blog series.
Picture for the first round are to be sent from today till the 26th of May. The next round will begin right after the top 3 have been posted.
See this as a way to ease the tension of the lockdown. Have some fun by expressing your most creative and stylish self through your clothes. Remember, this is a Fashion blog so I will only be choosing the most fashion-forward styles to post.
I would love to see each of your seperate and unique ways of styling.
If you have any more questions, just comment down below.
Alright, so till next time lovelies! Can’t wait to see your pictures.