Mamas! One of the very biggest trends this Fall is to wear multiple patterns at once. This "mixed print" styling trick started a few years back, and is still gaining momentum. So. If there was one. thing. a Mama could do to easily update her whole look…this is it.
From time-to-time I've gotten reader questions about styling mixed prints, so I thought I'd start with the basics. There are four prints that mix so easily they should be considered neutrals. In fact, if you're a little mixed-print-crazy (yup)…you can wear all four at once.
pants: old Zara…or similar from Gap
shoes: Aerosoles - similar
So. The four prints to be considered neutrals are:
Pair them with each other, pair them with everything else in your closet. Really – these are the new neutrals.
Personally, I love leopard accessories: shoes, scarves, hats, belts.
shirt: Elizabeth and James (on eBay!)….similar vibe here
jacket: old from ROOTS Canada….similar from Athleta
boots: old DV by Dolce Vita…but Target has spoofed them
In terms of camo…I'm all about pants. But then I found an awesome camo-print scarf at J.Crew…and have been eyeballing several camo-print sweaters (or this bad@ss cardigan). Would be so cute with faded denim and a bright, white collared shirt. Lipstick, of course.
If mixing prints feels overwhelming, try layering a long-sleeve striped top under something solid. Add a printed accessory (leopard shoes, scarf, camo pants, etc.). It's like a mixed-print baby step.
shirt: old Stylemint top….similar by Target maternity
sweatshirt: old from J.Crew…similar from Gap
Mamas, I'd love to see how you are mixing your prints! Send a pic to aintnomomjeans (at) gmail (dot) com, or hashtag me at #ANMJ on Instagram or Pinterest.