Hey y’all! Today I thought I would write about a topic that I absolutely love. Mixing prints! Personally, I think stripes are technically solids, but to most people they’re still patterns. I wanted to show you guys a cute look for the spring and how I mixed these patterns!
Mixing prints is something I love doing in every season! In the winter I especially love mixing stripes and tartan because it gives the feeling of Christmas. For the springtime, I have loved pairing stripes with polka dots to really celebrate the warmer weather!
Another reason I love mixing prints is because using them to mix and match clothes is sustainable! Instead of buying a bunch of different items, you can use what is already in your closet. This keeps more clothes from going to landfills!
How to Mix Prints Like a Pro
I love this look because I feel like it exudes classic! Maxi skirts are just a great way to ring in the spring season and I think this one is my favorite ever. It’s rust colored with white polka dots and I couldn’t love it more! I found it at Target and it’s under $25. I also bought a yellow one too but felt like it was just a little too bright!
I knew I wanted to mix prints with this lovely skirt when I found it and I just so happened to find the perfect t-shirt to do so! This tee is also from Target and it’s extremely comfortable. Target has a ton of great t-shirt options for the springtime and they’re often on sale! I found this one for just $8!!
One outer wear piece I feel like ALWAYS works for the spring and summer is a classic jean jacket! Can you believe that I used to hate them? The reason was mainly that they were super stiff and uncomfortable. The one I’m wearing here was under $35 at Forever 21 and SOOO SOFT! It moves well even when I wear long sleeves under it.
I wanted to do a closer look shot because I just LOVE the details in this outfit! You can see how expensive my bag looks but it was only $32 on Amazon. It’s a great spring bag and very well made! It is lined too so if you’re taking it out with you nothing could potentially fall out.
I did one more closer look shot because THIS SKIRT Y’ALL. Look at the buttons!!!! I am a firm believer that fabric covered buttons elevate any look. These make my skirt look so much more put together. The great part is that it gives the skirt a little slit on the side (BUT it’s not high at all) too! There are two small snaps at the waist that helps you keep it together no matter what.
I have one last print mixing tip! This is the best way to make sure the prints you’re mixing will work. Make sure that one of your patterns is larger than the other! In this look, you can see that the stripes are smaller than the polka dots and that’s the main reason it really works as well as it does.
Shop Some For Yourself
I wanted to also round up some similar items in this post for you guys to shop and try yourself! I think midi and maxi skirts are great to do print mixing with. They’re also wonderful for the spring time because they’re more breathable than pants! Check out some of my favs below:
Shop Maxi/Midi Skirts:
Shop Woven Bags:
Shop Jean Jackets:
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I love to mix prints and this outfit was no exception. I think pairing polka dots and stripes together is a win-win (honestly stripes and any pattern if we’re being real). If you decide to style something similar, be sure to tag me on any of the social media platforms below: