Am I the only one that likes to challenge themselves when getting dressed?
Ah yeah. Don’t answer that. I already know I’m weird.
Just for the thrill of it (I know my definition of “thrill” may need to be reevaluated) I decided to combine bold florals, plaid and paisley prints together.
Wear Three Different Prints Together
I didn’t do the easy peezy “cheater’s method” of combing three different prints by choosing small accessories or shoes for the prints…these are all large pieces.
My Top Tips To Combine Three Prints Together
#1 Matching Colours
Ensure one colour from each print matches one of the other pieces. I matched the blue rose from the jacket with the plaid shirt and then some of the burgundy roses from the blazer with burgundy in the skirt.
#2 Different Sized Prints
Often people will tell you combine different sizes of prints, one large and the others small thereby creating one focal point. The eyes will automatically gravitate towards the larger print. It is an easier method but one I didn’t use here as both the jacket and skirt have similar size prints.
#3 Combine Colour Tones
Another tip is to combine similar colour tones. Everything is a bit muted in my outfit.
#4 Use Tone On Tone Prints
Using tone on tone prints aren’t as distracting to the eye. They read more like texture. The tone on tone paisley pattern on the maxi skirt looks like texture and makes it easier to combine with the other two prints.
What do you think?
Personally I gave myself an A but I’ve been known to be a bit of a pushover when it comes to grading myself or my pug.
Combing pieces that wouldn’t normally go together is a great way of extending your wardrobe.
If you enjoy secondhand shopping like I do it is a perfect opportunity to hone your print matching skills without breaking the bank.
You can see me combining the same maxi skirt with another print here.
I’m wearing the blazer in another outfit here.
Are you a fan of combining prints to create visual interest in an outfit?
What was the highest number of prints you managed to combine in one outfit?
I like to know what I’m up against. My competitive streak is fierce.