If you remember my “Mixing Prints and Patterns” post, I gave you some tips for print mixing and outfit ideas. And I used the same concepts in this plus size mixed prints outfit. You should definitely head over to that post for examples, but below are the key takeaways:
Tips for Mixing Prints & Patterns
- Mix big with small and small with big. Mixing prints is about creating interest and contrast. So you’ll want to mix a bold stripe or print with a small stripe or print. For example, a big floral print mixes well with a small stripe.
- Treat stripes and dots as a solid color. For example, treat a navy and white stripe as though it were just solid navy. Mix it with a print or pattern you would ordinarily match to solid navy.
- Leopard is a neutral. Period. It goes with everything. So is camo, in my opinion.
- Mix two prints to start. Then add a neutral, such a leopard print or camo to really mix it up.
- Advanced Tip: Use the color wheel to mix and match complementary colors. More on that here.
Putting It All Together
As you can see below, I used tip #1 mixing a small scale leopard print with a larger floral print. Further, I used tip #2 by treating the leopard print as a solid, light camel color, when planning the outfit.
The camel color is similar to the mustard in the floral print. But, more importantly it is a complementary color to the purple in both the floral top and the blazer (tip #5). You can read more about complementary colors here. Basically, yellow and violet are across from one another on the color wheel.
And lastly, for some added texture, I chose a croc embossed tote bag in black. It just adds a third “print” to make the outfit a bit more interesting.
Plus Size Mixed Prints Work Outfit
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