Prints, Prints, Prints!

Jul 10, 2012

On the Street: Street FSN
It's July: the perfect time to try out the Spring/Summer trends you've been coveting for months. Before summer ends and the S/S 2013 collections approach, play around with designs of the season. One trend which I have been eyeing since last September is mixed prints. I have to admit that I am cautious about trying this trend- at times, mixed prints can be downright overpowering. However, with the right styling and the perfect combinations of prints, the trend can look gorgeous. As the photo above shows, bold, mismatched prints can look elegant and attention-grabbing. Personally, I would choose to pair two printed items with a neutral piece: that way, this bold ensemble is not too overwhelming and holds a balance in between astonishing accessories and other items. 
On the S/S '12 runways: (clockwise from right) Peter Pilotto, Kenzo, Louise Gray
Designers such as Peter Pilotto and Louise Gray have been layering print upon print for a glorious, eye-popping effect. Bold hues combined with tribal designs have made an appearance across multiple collections from multiple designers. Kenzo's classic motifs were imprinted throughout the collection while Peter Pilotto created a dazzling collection with no lack of prints. Although the combinations of colors and designs could be slightly over-the-top at times, it was evident that this shocking layering of prints was the design's vision and intent.
To translate the look into daily life, I would pair a printed accessory, (a polka-dotted heel or python print clutch) with another printed piece, such as a top or skirt. To get the look, check out the items below! Any of the bold accessories featured here would be the perfect summer add-ons to any outfit. If you too are looking to explore and experiment with Spring/Summer trends, mix and match these pieces with other gorgeous printed clothes.


What do you think of this trend? How would you wear mixed prints?

-M

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29 comments

  1. I'm all for mixed prints. Ah, I love fashion.

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  2. I love prints!! I'm really obsessed with mixing prints as of now, but I need more printed clothes to work with. haha.

    Love your blog!
    xx Eva
    stylewandering.blogspot.com

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  3. Great post - mixed prints are something I absolutely adore as well! :)

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  4. What fun colors. Love your blog, count me as your newest follower!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

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  5. totally gasped at those ASOS printed boots, they're so fun and gorgeous :)

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  6. Lovely post! This trend can definitely be hard to pull off but as you said, with the right styling you can!

    X
    Hannah

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  7. i love prints a lot! my favorites are the asos boots and the apparels from louise gray =) xx


    Letters To Juliet

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  8. I am in looove with prints! I seriously can't get enough! Especially blouses with animal print! I loove it!

    xoxo, Laura

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  9. LOVE IT<3

    Your blog is absolutely gorgeous!!!! (((:

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    xoxo

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  10. Great photos! I love this trend, it can be difficult to pull off but looks great when it is done right!

    X
    Hannah

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  11. I'm a huge fan of mixed prints! it can be kind of daunting but I love just going for it : )

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  12. prints definitely give anoutfit another look. It canturn a plain outfit into something different and amazing!
    xoxo

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  13. A very inspirational post! I love your blog, I just discovered it via your comment on Give me bows ;-) So happy I found it!
    And I'm your new follower, if you have some time, I'd be happy if you would visit my blog too and if you like it maybe even follow me back?

    xxx Anita

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  14. I adore the first pic!

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  15. I love all kind of prints but sometimes I'm afraid of mix them,so I used one or two as the same time!I'm trying to be more crazy to mix a lot!
    I invite you to visit my blog and if you want we can follow each other!
    kisses and good sunday

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  16. Aaaah great comment hun! Im beginning to have a strong adoration for print myself ha. Theres something so captivating about a print that completely transforms a silhouette that has me simply frothing at the mouth. Great advice with the accessories too hun ^_^

    Eeli xx

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  17. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog; Chic geek blogger is now only 5 followers from 300- please spread the word.

    Prints a e huge at the moment, your post is very inspiring :)

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  18. Lovely post ^^

    Love from your newest follower Emi
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  19. awesome mixed print outfits! Great post! Thanks for stopping by.

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  20. HEY NICE BLOG !!!!
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  21. Hey,

    congrats on making it into the Links a la Mode this week! Well deserved!

    Best, Jenny

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  22. Great post! I love colourful prints and Peter Pilotto and Kenzo creations are generally my favourite.

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  23. Love this post, nice pictures!
    Followed you now :)

    XxX
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  24. We love Peter Pilotto! Great post.
    -April & Black

    www.aprilandblack.com

    xx

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  25. Hey i really like your blog , nice pictures !!! Would you like to follow each other !? promise to follow back :)) greetings

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  26. love clashing prints!

    xx
    jess
    iamkonstantinos.blogspot.com

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  27. have been browsing on your blog and wow!well done on being featured in magazine!would you like to swap blog names on our blog lists?x

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