Master the basics of mixing and matching prints by checking out this chic and edgy runway-inspired look by Kelly Wearstler.
The Look for Less:
1. Retro Polka Dots Cream Blazer from Romwe, $62
2. Bleach Hem Denim Leggings from Topshop, $45
3. Cassie Tank from Alloy, $15
4. Olsenboye Invade Classic Pumps from JCPenney, $35
The Look for Less Total: $157
Style Tip: If you’re new to mixing and matching prints, I admit that it can be daunting. Determining which prints match and what colors complement one another is sometimes tricky. Once you overcome this scary feat, however, you’ve got it! When wearing print on print, there are a few things that I always consider. First off, I select prints that contain a similar color palette. As shown above in Kelly Wearstler’s runway look, the common hue appearing in the polka dot blazer and striped top is blue. Since printed-anything is more than enough to garner attention from the random passerby, there’s no need to go color-crazy as well. As for deciding which prints to pair together, I always keep one word in mind: contrast. Whether it’s combining a busy floral print with a more neutral one such as stripes, or trying out the same print in different scales (i.e. bold polka dots and minuscule specks), it’s completely possible to style an ensemble that is harmonious and fearless.
What’s your favorite runway collection this season? Leave a comment below and, who knows, maybe it’ll be incorporated into the next look for less!
By: Anjerika Wilmer | Images: Listed retail stores