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STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS- PRINT BERSERK

Just when I thought Fall was here, DC witnessed a warm-warm day. When I say warm: I mean summer-like-80-degree weather. I am in no way complaining about this capricious weather, rather I rejoiced another warm day. I could have worn a short dress, but instead I decided to go berserk: SUMMER PRINT BERSERK.

I have an undeniable obsession with mixing-prints together and I leave no chance of wearing em, even if it is a print overload. If I can do it, you can too. Just a few basic rules and lots of confidence can make any print on print look work. So listen to your heart and keep reading for my basic rules of wearing prints:




The first rule to remember is proportion:  always make sure the print size is proportionate to your   body size. For skinnier-on-the-bottom-type bodies, a bigger print on the bottom and smaller on the top would give the illusion of wholeness on the lower half, thereby giving a more balanced look.  On the contrary for curvier women a smaller print on the bottom and bolder on the top would work favorably. Also if you are heavy-chested steering away from larger prints, especially horizontal stripes, is highly advised.  So remember, if you wish to draw attention to any part of your body,
wear bolder and eye-catching prints.

The second one is quantity: don't go overboard with the number of prints in one outfit. Stick to two, maximum three prints, otherwise you'll end up looking sloppy. Always treat leopard and other animal prints as neutral: pairing this print with other fun prints would be idealistic. 

The third one is scale: if you are a newbie to this print-mixing trend, choose a single print and use different sizes of the same print. For instance if you choose geo prints as in my case- the bomber flaunts a smaller version as the blouse, which boasts a much larger geometric pattern. This way the focus stays on that one print but different sizes make the look more interesting. 

The fourth one is monochromatic: simple rule of thumb- 'if it gets overwhelming.... go monochromatic.'  Choose one color and play around with different patterns, prints and textures to create you own personal look. For example:- STRIPES- choose different sizes, go vertical, go horizontal, and diagonal too, you'll be amazed how dramatic these lines look when paired strategically. I believe I have honed this skill, so I like playing around with two colors. 

Last but not the least is to have fun:  print mixing can get intimidating and a fashion-risk, but once you get the hang of it, it will surpass all your expectations. Listen to your sartorial instincts- if you feel confident of your mixed-prints outfit: wear it, if anything feels off: correct it. Once you get it right, you will develop a whole new perspective towards your printed clothes. They will never feel boring and never will you have to stand in front of your closet, gazing and saying to yourself- 'I have nothing to wear !' So have fun and be sartorially smart. 









Congratulations to Abril of The Color Palette, she is the featured blogger of the week. 




Now it is your turn to share your favorite looks....



Have a great day loves....




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