Let’s do a quick one today on how to wear prints 2018 successfully. Nothing I haven’t talked about before but a necessary reminder of how to work the prints in the best way. I’m a firm believer that a good print adds energy to any outfit and is a great thing to do for your style. Whether it is the classic check pattern or the romantic flowers – working the prints is about winning and winging it! Here’s how to wear the prints successfully 2018:
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Wear Prints 2018
Match It With The Same Color
This is one of the best styling tricks I know and I think it’s rather foolproof too. The idea is that you pick a color from your print and match it with the clothing piece you have. If you have a combination of blue, orange and green in one print, go for the blue shirt you might have – or whatever color of the colors in the print that works best for you. This will make the outfit keep the energizing feeling the print adds and also keep the look together in a favorable way. Matching colors gives a more refined impression, which is often a coveted feeling to go for. Some prints that consist of popping shades are seldom justified when you match it with a neutral color such as black or grey, but is enhanced when you pair it with a matching color.
Neutralize The Print
If you’re a beginner and want to wear more prints but is unsure how to, these ideas are great. The first thing you can do is to kind of embed the print in your outfit. Let the print be an accessory, most likely a scarf, whilst the rest of your outfit is neutral. This will sort of make the print pop, but still keep it rather anonymous as it will blend with the rest of the outfit. Go for a print that matches the colors of your outfit and the transition will be even more smooth.
A second thing to try is to do a layered outfit where you let the piece in print be the first layer. That way only parts of the clothing piece will be visible which will keep the look more neutral. One chic outfit idea that work for this is to go for a shirt layered under a sweater. It’s a chic one to do as the collar, the sleeves and the lower part of the shirt will be visible. That will add some splashes of print but not outdo it which is a great beginner’s step. Once again, pairing the color of your sweater with the print of your shirt is a fashionable move!
A third idea that sounds weird but works is to go for a print in skirt/pants/tights etc. We often compare prints and colors with our faces, quite naturally so, so “moving away” the print from the face can help you feel more comfortable with the print. Also a fourth trick that’s obvious but still worth a mention is to, of course, choose a clothing piece in a subtle print. A print that is barely notable, but a chic difference from a one colored piece. It’s about the details, right?! The check pattern is trendy atm and is an example of a print that’s rather neutral!
Mix With More Prints
From some beginner’s tips to a bold statement is to mix the prints with another print. I’ve already written an article on the subject which you can find here. But we can always use some repetition, right? There’s mainly three things to think about when you match prints with another. You can 1) go for two prints in the same color scale 2) pick prints with similar patterns 3) choose prints that are complete opposites. As for the first one, it’s about choosing the main color in the same shade. A pink floral print with pink stripes is a combination that works. Regarding the second one, prints that are reminiscent of each other are favorable to match. Paisley prints works well with floral prints. The third one creates a crazy clash and is a fashionable statement. Stripes and leo dots in combo is an example where the prints nor the colors are a match which makes an interesting and electrifying outfit of contrasts!
Folks! How are you going to wear prints 2018 successfully? What prints are you working at the moment? Xx
32 thoughts on “How To Wear Prints 2018 (Successfully)”
I generally wear prints and bold colours so I love the idea of mixing them. I think I will try to add more neutral prints in my wardrobe. Happy weekend, darling. <3 x
That’s great hun! Would love to see more outfits from you!! Xx
Prints has always been great when it comes to fashion. You just have to be careful on how you pair it. I like it but not too bold.
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Oh yes, it depends on how you prefer it! Some like it when it pops and others prefer it more neutral! Xx
Love these ideas! Prints can be so much fun.
Straight A Style
Oh yes, really adds some energy to any outfit! Xx
Printed clothes are a real puzzle for me. I’m still figuring out how to wear polka dot , hehe :))
Thank you so much for an interesting article :*
Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl
Hahah, hope you got some help from the article! Xx
My goal for this year was to get myself to wear more prints! I love the mix of them and the colors have me so excited for Spring 🙂
That’s lovely Shauna, looking forward to seeing some outfits! Xx
These are such great tips! I need to try print mixing more often!
It creates such a lovely contrast! Xx
Loving these tips!
Glad to hear that you do! Xx
I love the 2 ways you mentioned above: clashing prints or neutralizing with one of the colors in the print so that the print is really a great pop on your outfit. Thanks for sharing Mia!
Clashing prints is just the best styling tips ever, love the intense contrast! Xx
Like you, I’m a huge prominent for wearing prints. I have so many of them in my wardrobe, I almost always gravitate towards them. They really do add energy and interest to any outfit. These are all such wonderful tips. I especially love the one on layering. I think this is such a great tip for those who want to test out how they look and feel in prints in a way that’s not overbearing or intimidating. Thanks for sharing such awesome style inpso, as always, my friend. I hope you’re having a great day!
THE STYLE CONTOUR
Right?!?! I think it is, and I think that everyone that wants to can wear prints. It’s quite easy once you get started! Xx
I love the tip about mixing it with a similar colour, it makes it look more wearable!
Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity
Indeed, it gives a smoother look! Xx
Looks so amazing! xo
Glad you like it! Xx
Great tips as always! Have a fabulous day!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
Thank you love! Xx
Such great tips! Have a lovely weekend.
Thank you love, hope you had a lovely one too! Xx
Such a cute post! Love prints!
Prints are so easy to go for whenever your outfit needs a pop! Xx
I do love a good print! I actually have this amazing floral blouse in my closet just begging for its debut!
Le Stylo Rouge
That sounds lovely! Hope you’ll mix it in fun ways! Xx
I love the look of contrasting prints! But matching with the same colour is always ideal!
Raindrops of Sapphire
Yes, the latter is so much easier when you start out! Xx
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