Mix it Up | The Art of Mixing Prints & Trends

MIXING PRINTS & TRENDS

Mixing prints is a bit of an art, while mixing prints and trends can be down right scary, especially if not executed well. Street style is really about making fashion trends wearable in an individual way. Trendsetting is thrilling but also risky. It’s the risk that truly make trendsetters. Taking small steps in mixing up your style is typically the best way to start.

When it comes to mixing prints or trends or both, start with an article of clothing you’re comfortable with and make a little change to how you style it. The type of prints paired are important; for beginners I’d stick with stripes or geometric prints paired with florals or global prints.

The first two looks have trend items (a romper and jumpsuit) we simply choose printed trend pieces and paired them with a printed bag. This a great way to take your first steps into mixing prints and trends.

mixing prints with oc style reportmixing prints with oc style reportmixing prints with oc style reportRomper: Audrey // Bag: Street Level both from Isabelle’s Cabinet (San Clemente)// Necklace: Raptor Jewelry from Swirl Boutique (San Clemente)mixing prints with oc style reportmixing prints with oc style report mixing prints with oc style reportJumpsuit: Olivaceous// Bag: Rais Case// Necklace// Shoes: Jeffery Campbell all from Swirl Boutique (San Clemente)

Handbags are not the only way your accessories can help you mix prints, so can your shoes. This is another way to try this trend. BTW…. We’re in love with this sheer skirt! Sheer, texture, mixed prints can seem like “too much” but you can see how mixing more than one trend can give one a trendsetting look. If this sheer skirt is a little over-the-top for you, simply try a plain black maxi.

Stylist Tip: Learning how to “see” or “interpret” how a look you think is cool but “not you” or “I can’t pull that off” can be YOU and you can pull off  is an important style skill to cultivate. It truly is simple styling changes to any inspiration look that will make the look work for you. The changes are up to you and your interpretation of the inspiration. BTW that’s what most stylist do…. Re-interperate inspiring style.
mixing prints with oc style reportmixing prints with oc style reportmixing prints with oc style reportTop: Audrey 3+1 available at Swirl Boutique// Skirt: Dance & Marvel// Hat: Brixton from The Shop Laguna// Shoes: Matisse available at Isabelle’s Cabinet
mixing prints with oc style reportSummer Shorts 3mixing prints with oc style reportPlaid Vest: The Laundry Room // Crop Tank: Cotton Candy // Shorts: MINK PINK from Swirl Boutique

When it comes to mixing and matching you can never go wrong with black and white stripes paired with most any print with black or white, or both.mixing prints with oc style report mixing prints with oc style reportmixing prints with oc style reportTank: Lush from Isabelle’s Cabinet// Pants: Indah// Denim Jacket: Just USA both from Swirl Boutique

A special THANKS to both Isabelle’s Cabinet’s San Clemente location & Swirl Boutique’s San Clemente location for providing the clothing & accessories for this photo shoot.

 

Model: Summer Betti// Stylist: Katie O’Sullivan// H&M | Photography | Creative Direction: Rachael Dickens// Location Manager: Natalie Dickens

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