Skull & Camo Print Mix | 3 Tips for Mixing Prints

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today I'm sharing my favorite print mix of the autumn season as well as 3 tips on how to wear different prints together.

Mixing prints can definitely be tricky and can often leave you looking overwhelming. But if it's done correctly, it allows you to be more creative and to have more fun with your look!

I find that the skull and camo prints in this outfit go very well together. I’ve gravitated a lot towards camo prints lately, and my latest find has been this great pair of camo lace-up booties from Banana Republic. The lace-up detailing and front and side cutouts make them so fun and unique.

This skull print scarf also adds a killer touch. ;) It gives a bright contrast of white against my black cutout romper and blazer. Together, these skull and camo prints are great elements to incorporate into this ensemble without looking or feeling overdone. 

Experimenting with prints can be fun but there are definite guidelines everyone should follow for a pleasing look.

Below are 3 quick and easy tips I like to keep in mind whenever I decide to mix prints:

  1. Have a uniform color palette.
    Keep prints in the same color story! This helps to seamlessly blend your prints with your outfit. But if you do have a few prints with totally different color schemes, just make sure you have one unifying color that ties them all together.
     
  2. Break up prints by distributing them across your outfit.
    Rather than wearing print-on-print, which can look overwhelming, distribute busy prints across your entire outfit to tone them down. A good way to do this is by adding some solid colored clothing pieces and accessories to separate the prints in your look. The minimalism in the solid colors really allows your prints to stand out. Today's outfit is the perfect example of this (and you can never go wrong with black). 
     
  3. Pair bolder prints with softer ones (and bigger prints with smaller ones).
    This trick is easy to remember - if you’re incorporating a print that’s big or bold, make sure your subsequent print is opposite of that (small or soft). Doing so will make your prints look complementing instead of competing. For example, if you’re set on wearing bold or big stripes, complement them with small or muted florals.

What are your favorite prints to mix lately? Let me know in the comments below - I’d love to experiment with your suggestions and maybe even incorporate them in a future outfit post!

Thanks so much for reading and have a great rest of your week!

Outfit Details
Top/Bottom: Dynamite faux leather & suede jacket | Rory Beca x Forever 21 cutout romper
Shoes: Banana Republic Daphne lace-up bootie

Accessories:
Scarf: Mango skull print scarf
Bag: White House Black Market bow clutch
Bracelet: Inner Circle Collection skull bracelet

Nathan Liang Photography