Happy Friday, darlings!
It’s been a long, long week so I’m very happy that the weekend is almost here – yay! Tomorrow, I’m driving up to see my sister and adorable niece for her first birthday! I can’t wait 🙂 You all know how much I love my floral prints, but did you know that you can wear different prints together to create a fun, bold look? I promise, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Read below to see how to mix floral prints like a pro!
Floral Prints Outfit Details
When people think of darker floral prints, they immediately think fall or winter. While I do agree that darker prints look amazing in cooler weather, that’s not to say that you can’t wear it in the spring as well! I, personally, typically go for lighter florals, but this skirt and coat were hard to pass up. This black floral skirt is so classy and perfect for work or a dressy occasion. The fabric is divine and I am just obsessed with the gorgeous print with flowers in the prettiest purple hue. I paired it with a lighter weight top to make it seasonally appropriate. The voluminous bow was the first thing that caught my eye! The ruffled sleeves and color are an added bonus. They pair perfectly together as well as separately with other pieces. For chilly evenings out, I would pair this ensemble with this stunning floral coat! Plus it works great for work to date night scenarios and you only have to change one piece 😉
You might have already noticed, but both the skirt and the coat are in completely different prints! Sure, they are both on dark backgrounds and have similar colored floral prints, but they are both entirely different. Mixing florals is a bit harder than other prints like stripes or polka dots because they can be so complex. This one works well because:
1.) They are both in the same color family. When you mix floral prints, I would choose ones that have at least one color in common (unless you are mixing black and white with a colored print). In this case, the black and purple are the commonalities and are so similar that from afar almost look the same.
2.) They are both different sizes. Ideally, you would have one small print and one larger print. The small print is more busy while the larger print has a bit more breathing room allowing for a seamless mix. For this, I mixed a medium floral with a large floral and kept the rest of my outfit fairly simple.
3.) There are solid colors styled with it. When you mix prints, adding solid colors can break it up a bit making it less busy looking (unless that’s what you’re going for). I did this by adding a solid colored blouse, handbag and heels in varying shades of pink. I purposely drew the initial color out of the floral prints, but chose differing shades of the hue that I thought would compliment it.
Now you know how to mix floral prints! For simpler patterns like polka dots and stripes, you can actually mix two different colors together (complementary colors, supplementary colors or different hues from the same color family) OR different sizes in the same color OR both! You can even mix different types of prints. For example, simple prints look perfect more complex ones (stripes with polka dots, stripes with florals, polka dots with florals, etc). For most people, two mixed prints work well but if you’re feeling sassy, feel free to mix three or more! And if bold prints aren’t your think, you can always mix in some printed accessories!
What is your favorite print to mix?
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