Mismatch is the new match as fashion rules relax
MIX checks, paisley, stripes and floral prints in one garment make a unique style statement. With the new and relaxed style rules now it is possible to wear all kinds of prints on one ensemble and look good. So, if you want to wear stripes with florals or add a few graphic prints to the mix, it is possible to do so without worrying about the mishmash of motifs. The international catwalks have been swamped with clashing prints and mismatched touches that are totally acceptable now, and the look is here to stay all through the year. There are, however, some rules to keep in mind when trying out the look. You can’t just pull on a pair of red trousers with teddy bear prints and hope it matches with your striped yellow blouse. Neither can you wear any old prints together and hope it passes muster. The first place to begin is to use the same colour family in your ensemble, when you decide to mix prints. This will ensure that the outfit comes together much better. If you are not too confident about the print on print look yet, wear patterned accessories to begin with and gradually match them with your clothes. Another way to go about it is to buy garments which already have mixed prints on them. The print on print trend may not be easy to pull off initially, but once you get it right, it just gets easier. Men can also try the look and many recent fashion shows featured men in checks, pinstripes and other prints, all worn together. Still worried? Learn to wear all your prints with confidence and it will be half the battle won.