Ironic Compatibility

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Who says prints don't go well together? Well, it's actually one of the scariest trends to attempt, but once you get the knack of it - It can change your life! Seriously.

The first thing to remember when mixing prints is that there is a process on how items should be layered—  pulling random printed garments from your closet and combining them altogether is not a nifty idea. It takes strategy, and of course confidence to pull it off. Unless you want to look like the patterns of a kaleidoscope

The fuss-free way to incorporate different prints into a particular outfit is to focus on a main piece and match a different printed item that is within the same color family. The combination could be as simple as combining a black and white abstract-printed dress with a black and white striped sailor top. A more advanced example would be pairing items that are complementary in colour: blue and orange, yellow and violet and red and green.

Different prints but with complementary colors will also make the outfit appear brighter when worn together. Pairing stripes and florals is one of the easiest ways to pull-off the mixed print look. A bold striped blazer would lookstriking  over a girly floral dress.

Another easy pairing is to combine artsy polka dots with stripes; this could be as simple as wearing a polka dot top with a striped sweater, but do remember to vary the scale of the print to add more visual interest. The one i wore here is just an example :)

Let me know what you think!


What I Wore:
Shoes - Primadonna
Shorts - Denim Co.
Top - Salt and Pepper
Cuff - Tory Burch
Bag - Thrifted
Earrings - Forever 21

2 Responses to “Ironic Compatibility”

  1. love your polka dot shorts! <3 please follow my new blog :) http://herderigueur.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thank you dear! Followed you na the moment i saw it. love your style agad... and thanks for following mine too. dear. i asked about your hair. so envious. how do you do your hair coz' mine's naturally hair and super thin. havin' trouble addin' up some volume to it.

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