This fall is ushering in an eye-catching trend: prints on prints. A street style photographer’s dream (we’re sure Tommy Ton is basking in this coloful fashion moment), prints are adorning outfits in more ways than one: from head-to-toe pajama-like suits to artfully mixed ensembles. If you opt for the latter, you might find yourself walking the line of avant-garde bravado and questionable taste, quite possibly making your peers think they missed the memo about Tacky Friday. (Now, we wouldn’t want that.)
To help ease you into this stylistic challenge, here are a few tips to mixing prints that will leave you looking effortlessly cool.
1. Mix large with small prints. If you mix prints that are relatively the same size, you risk the two competing with each other. Try mixing a large print with a smaller print to avoid making a fashion faux pas.
2. Keep the colors close. It’s often easier to mix prints when they’re not polar opposites on the color scale. Try prints that are in the same shade range for an off-beat approach to monochromatic dressing, e.g., all shades of blue or red.
3. Mix textures. Patterned metallic jacquards and lightweight silks will work better together than two prints of the same fabrication. Similar to the size rule, mixing the same or similar fabric will cause the two patterns to fight for the spotlight.
Featured: Leah Dress in yellow, Mitchell Moto Jacket, Diva Heel in charcoal patent leather, Nylon Travel Tote in black, Mini M.A.C. in red.
We are all about the tribal prints this summer – especially our uber-festive Chelsea Ikat patterned silk that’s a vibrant a mix of saturated and neon hues. Celebrities like Ashlee Simpson and Jenna Dewan both rocked their Rebecca Minkoff Ikat Becky Jacket, and we loved seeing Arielle of Something Navy pair her blazer with the matching Ikat Mika Shorts for a pseudo short-suit.
We are always looking for ways to spice up our outfits, so colored sunnies are definitely on our radar for summer. With fans like Liz of Late Afternoon, Kelly of The Glamourai and Leandra of The Man Repeller, these brightly hued shades are a summer must-have! P.S. The Man Repeller is rocking our Chelsea sunglasses – grab your own on RebeccaMinkoff.com!
With all of the neon and pastels that are infiltrating our favorite blogs these days, here is one trend that we didn’t see coming: black-and-white floral prints. The floral print trend is old news, but a few bloggers, like Keiko Lynn and Krystal of This Time Tomorrow, have been kicking it up a notch by sporting black-and-white florals instead. And don’t they look classy?
Two of our favorite California girls, Liz of Late Afternoon and Shea of Cheyenne Meets Chanel, are gearing up for Coachella this weekend. Both bloggers gave us a preview of their summer festival style, showing off loose black dresses with sexy side cutouts. We know we’ll be seeing plenty of these boho dresses this weekend – those cutouts are perfect for the desert heat! For a lighter look, check out our white Mistral Dress.