If you’re not sure what you’re doing, mixing prints can be scary at first. Even though the most important thing about pulling off a mixed print outfit is wearing it with confidence, it’s still good to have a few tricks up your sleeve.

How to Wear Floral Prints

Who says you can only wear floral prints in the summer? With the right jacket, shoes, and accessories, floral prints are good all year round. For example, to get the perfect balance of edgy and soft, why not pair a dark, floral dress with moto boots?

Don’t want to wear a dress but still want to rock a floral pattern? You can get a colorful puffer jacket in that case. A jacket like that could be just what you need to look amazing in cold weather.

How to Wear Animal Prints

If you love experimenting with prints and wearing bold outfits, animal print is the way to go.

To make your animal print fall-friendly, start by coordinating your pieces. For example, you can wear a stunning leopard print sweatshirt with fabulous snakeskin boots.

Also, you can mix and match your animal prints with a floral or checkered pattern. Get ready for fall by wearing a beautiful floral dress underneath an oversized zebra print coat.

How to Wear Checkered Prints

Of course, you could just pair your checkered sweatshirt with a pair of jeans and call it a day, but where’s the fun in that? Wearing a checkered print is one of the easiest ways to add some dimension to your outfit. It’s simple to style, and you can mix and match it with different prints for an interesting and eclectic look.

If you want to make a statement with your outfit, you could pair a checkered sweatshirt with striped pants. Also, you can experiment with different colors and pair your black and white checkered coat with some funky, colorful boots.

How to Mix Prints and Patterns

There are three main rules for mixing and matching different prints.

1.   Match by Color, Not Print

If you want to pull off a mixed pattern look, you need to color-coordinate. For example, if you want to wear a striped burgundy coat with checkered pants, make sure that the prints are of a similar color.

2.   Break the Prints Up with a Solid Color

When wearing a print, it’s important to break it up with a solid color to avoid the outfit looking too busy. If you want to wear a leopard skirt and top, opt for a stunning brown or black belt and black tights to give your look some dimension.

3.   Accessorize

A cool accessory could be what makes or breaks your entire outfit. So, on those cold, rainy fall days, a colorful hat could be your best friend. You could wear it to dress your look up or down and accessorize your outfit without overdoing it.