Oct 5, 2010

U.R.G Hot Trends: Mixing Prints

A cool way to get more mileage out of your wardrobe and be different than the rest is to take two or more different prints and mix them together for an eye-catching new ensemble. Some of our fave celebs like Rihanna, UK actress and model Tolula Adeyemi (pictured above), Solange Knowles, and POP magazine editor-in-chief Shala Monroque are all fans of the look.
Mixing prints may seem difficult, but can be pulled off using these tips:

* Stay within the same color family (i.e. green plaid with green polka dots) or go with contrasting colors. Learn more about how to use the color wheel to combine colors in The Color Wheel: How to Combine Colors in your Wardrobe

* Go opposite in scale (i.e. mix smaller prints with larger ones).

* Pull it all together with a solid color (either a jacket, shoes, or purse, etc.)

Check the gallery for more mixed print style inspiration.

While this look is certainly not for everybody, let us know in the comments if you’re bold enough to try it!

1 comment:

  1. I love animal prints and the african prints !! great stuff!!