Follow These 4 Easy Rules When Matching Your Prints This Summer


Here at Glamour, we’re no strangers to stripes, polka dots, or florals. Hey, we love a good print as much as the next. But this spring and summer, we declare more is…well, more. Try combining your prints for a matched set. It’s fresh and fun and everything we want to be wearing right now.

Print mixing is awesome (and I recommend everyone tries it this summer), but sometimes it’s just as bold to choose one and stick to it. So as to not feel like overwhelmed, follow our tips below.

  1. Mix proportions. Don’t let the print overwhelm you and make sure to keep the silhouette interesting in its own right. Mix a long-sleeve top with a pair of shorts, or a cropped top with a midlength skirt.
  2. Fake a one-piece look with separates. Fake the single-piece look with a matching top and bottom to ensure everything falls and sits exactly how you’d like it to.
  3. A single print doesn’t need to mean a single color. Tons of designers make the exact same print in a variety of colors, so this is your chance to fall somewhere between print mixing and print matching.
  4. Break up the prints with solid accessories or accents. It may be a neutral coat or a bright but solid clutch or shoes. Use these pieces to accent your look while simultaneously grounding the prints a little.

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