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Pattern Play

How to mix prints like a style pro

Don’t you wish you could wear all your prints together without looking like you got dressed in the dark? With our guide to mixing prints, you can wear your favorite patterns in ways you never knew existed. From floral on floral to stripes on stripes, see how street style stars and the biggest faces in the fashion world mix their prints to perfection. 

Stripes on Stripes

Update your styling techniques and pair your stripes together, no matter which way they’re headed. Wear horizontal striped tees with pleated vertical stripes like Bat Gio or for an effortless-casual look, wear similar-colored stripes in different directions, all at the same time.

Marie Deuñas Jacobs in stripes at NYFW ss15.

Giovanna Battaglia in a Reformation top and Marco de Vincenzo skirt at NYFW ss15.

Striped Shirt

Striped Boxy Tee

Vertical Striped Top

Floral on Floral

Combine your floral pieces and create a unique arrangement like blogger Susie Lau in brightly colored prints. Or raid your closet for anything of the same color to create a monochrome look worth replicating. 

Susie Lau at NYFW SS15. 

Florals at Stockholm Fashion Week Fall 2014. 

Floral print skirt

Floral print blouse

Sister Jane Black Flower Blouse

Patchwork Prints

When you can’t decide on which two prints to combine, just choose ‘em all! Rocking a look like below takes talent, but with the right designs and colors, you can definitely make it work. Patch together florals, plaids and dots in similar hues for an eclectic, photo-worthy ensemble.  

Fashion Week goer in Milan wearing a Marc Jacobs top, Suno skirt and Proenza Schouler shoes.

Faux Fur Skirt

Pencil Skirt

Cord-embroidered Skirt

Art on Art

Art prints are still huge this fall, so look to some of our favorite style stars to see how they style their outfits. The key to making two different patterns look good together, is either sticking with pieces within a collection or wearing complimentary tones like Hanneli

Elena Perminova in Burberry at 

Hanneli Mustaparta at Paris Fashion Week SS 2015.

Helmut Lang Skirt - Terrene Jersey Print

Meteor Print Silk Blend Top

Patterned Dress

Dots on Stripes

Leandra Medine knows a thing or two about taking fashion risks, making pretty much anything she puts together oh-so-right. For not so obvious inspiration, wear stripes as your basic with a bold, printed bottom. 

Leandra Medine, blogger of Man Repeller, at Paris Fashion Week SS15.

button-down collar shirt

Spring Ahead Skirt

ASOS Polka Dot Peg Pants