How to Mix and Match Prints

Leopard print + polka dots = totally in. And if you do it right, you can pull it off without looking like you got dressed in the dark

mix match prints printed skirt striped tank

Tip No. 1: Pair a neutral print with a busier one

If you’re new at mixing prints, don’t worry. There’s actually a super easy way to get started: simply pair a simple, neutral print with a busier one. For example, wear a metallic stripe top with a muted floral skirt, or if you’re going the opposite route, “pair a colorful floral with stripes, but keep the stripes tonal [two shades of the same color] and neutral,” says Polk. This will allow one of the printed pieces to shine, while the other one supports it.

Get the look:

Fair Trade African Print Ruched Skirt, $39

Old Navy Enamel-Button Tank, Black Neutral Stripe, $12.50