March 9, 2016

Mixing prints

 

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Hey guys! A new week is upon us with lots to do. Spring is in the air and I am so in the mood for fresh takes on my wardrobe I honestly can’t wait to share with you all. I am loving mixing prints – it’s a trend that’s been going on for a while now but I hadn’t come around to trying it – because I think it gives my spring wardrobe a little “refresh”, where I can take old pieces (like this dress I am wearing, similar below) and throw a classic striped tee over and make it completely “of the moment”. If you are new to the whole mixing prints thing, here are a couple of tips I want to share that have worked for me:

  1. Stick to earth or neutral colors i.e. pair greens with browns, grays with blush or pastels and keep strong colors as focal points to integrate everything together.
  2. Accessories help ground the look. Find a bag to tie the whole look together, whether it be of a similar color in your outfit or a neutral color. Gold, silver or rose gold jewelry will work best so not to distract too much from everything else and the whole look is not competing with itself.
  3. Be mindful of your body type. It goes without saying: not everyone has that Kendall Jenner silhouette, so if your like me (wiiide hips and smaller shoulders) try to balance the prints where it ‘softens’ your assets and not magnifies them i.e. if you have wide hips don’t wear stripes in this area, the busier print should be worn here in a cut that works with your silhouette and not against it (a-line cuts for wide hips, fitted cuts for straight body types).
  4. In my experience, the easiest prints to pair are stripes and polka dots. Both blend fantastically with florals, which for spring are a definite must prints.
  5. Attitude is everything. If you’re not feeling your look or are unsure of how it looks, it will show. Always be confident in your choice of prints because this is the key ingredient to making it look fabulous. When you exude confidence in your choices, that’s where you really shine!

Hope you rock those prints like a boss lady!

Xoxo,

Raquel 

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