Hey beautiful people!
So we're a little bit off schedule as this post was supposed to be up yesterday but I got distracted and you know how the rest goes, we move still though.

I've always stayed away from mixing prints and all things colourful in general, but in keeping to my style goals I'm actually stepping out more and so far so good.

Now styling mixed prints is one of those trends that's quite tricky to pull off. If done right, it can upgrade your entire style game but if done wrong, one could look like a walking mess of prints, which can be disastrous. This where I come in because nailing mixed prints is easier than it seems and these tips should help simplify everything.

 1. Stripes are your best bet
For beginners or those in doubt, stick with stripes. They are the safest option and pair nicely with all prints, whether prints in black and white or coloured ones.

2. Monochrome/ Black and white
When in doubt stick to monochrome, it always works, especially in mixed prints. The truth is no matter how busy the prints are, black and white has a way or toning things down.

 3. Common colour
Before opting to pair two different prints together, identify a common colour. The more common colours between the prints, the more cohesive the entire outfit looks, makes sense? In the first look below you can see that the common colours are yellow and blue which is why the outfit worked.

4.Similar prints in contrasting colours
  In my opinion another option is to style the same prints in contrasting colour. This gives a daring yet simple look and also incorporates colour-blocking if you opt for contrasting colours.

5. Incorporating through accessories
 Lastly, you can always rock the mixed print trend in your accessories. For example, you can pair a printed head wrap with a stripe top or skirt (like in this look here). It’s a safe way to nail the trend without looking too busy.

What tips would you give in rocking mixed prints? What are you favourite ways to mix prints? What is your favourite mixed print look above?

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Mwarianesu Mutsaka said...

I always see you in mixed prints and I go home but I look at my stuff and think it wont work. TBH you do it so well and I think I had to really go for it as well.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I felt the same too hun but Pinterest and posts like this helped inspire me. Thanks so much, nice to see you here, its been a while.

Mary Edoro said...

You're the queen of prints, you know that right? lol You work them just right. Helpful tips, I'll definitely use them when I'm styling some outfits for my blog this weekend. (Although I'm afraid that too many prints will make me look like a size 14/16 lol.) Thanks for sharing hun

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Awww thanks for the compliment especially since I started embracing prints. My tip is to work with silhouettes that flatter your body and also work with black and white. Thanks for reading.

Praise Abu said...

You make this look so easy. I'm always too scared to try it because I feel like I'll probably just end up lookin like a clueless person or even worse.
Thanks for sharing, I actually learned a couple of things I'm going to apply to good use.
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Aww thanks hun, it took me some trial and error too. And don't be scared, practice makes perfect as they say. I'm glad you learned something and thank you for reading.

Funke Olotu said...

Common color was my safe haven while mixing prints, but now that I consider myself some kind of pro, I'm more daring.

i love all your looks especially the last

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right, I feel I'm more daring too, will definitely be rocking more mixed prints in the future. Thank you

Omolade Ibikunle said...

Mixing Print Mama! I hail o!. I really need to step out of my comfort zone and jump on the 'mixing print badwagon. I have NEVER done it. Quite shameful

Really love the post and the picture with your hand in the air has my heart.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Aww thanks Lade, that's one of my favourite pictures too. Its not shameful at all as rocking mixed prints takes a lot if guts but I say fake it or go with muted prints.

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