joi, 13 mai 2010

Mixing-up Prints

It is the spring and summer of mixology!
Starting with Miu-Miu, Dries van Noten and ending with Anthropoligy the trend is comming and it's comming fast! A gal could get carried away by the devil-take-the-hindmost attitude. Does anything and everything go? Can you really wear polka dots with paisley? Can an exotic ikat waltz with a chintzy floral?

Here are some tips suggestions worth a try:
1. when experimenting with patterns, anchor your look in a single color like crimson.
2. similar prints, different scales?
Mix a small neat print with a splashier one. Or an eye-popper with one that’s more neutral.
3. Toss in some polka dots, stripes or even leopard prints, which are easier to mix with other patterns because they’re simple and graphic. And they’re familiar to the eye. .
4. when rendered in complementary hues, a zippy plaid meshes with thin, delicate stripes.
5. flowers and stripes also go together ~ especially when they share a common color like navy.
Consider the accessories. Though it’s fun to tote a print bag with a print frock, you can tone down the brights with a great tan leather bag or pair of sandals. Straw works, too.

As much as I would love to, I am not that bold to try mixing prints! Better to keep it simple than to make a fiasco was my motto! But considering these tips and tricks I might as well try a few!

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