Change up your daily routine with a splash of patterns in your wardrobe this spring. Today's wave of tiny prints and small prints is a welcome change to some loud, screaming floral prints of previous springs. Moms can make a chic and fashion-current statement without going for loud. Now what mom doesn't need a bit of quiet in her day, even if it's only in her spring wardrobe?
Moms can mix and match prints without looking like they let their youngest child pick out their wardrobe. There are some matching and accessorizing techniques you can use to pull together your multiple print outfit for spring.
Picking Prints by Color
Start with one small print in a color combination you love. When you stick to prints in colors that match your current wardrobe, it's easier to mix and match an infinite number of outfits.
The Little Prints
If you like some brighter colors in small doses, little prints are the way to go. Little prints include tiny scattered diamond shapes (think deck of cards, not jewelry) and mismatched polka dots.
Hints of Prints
Choose a top that only has hints of a print for even quieter print matching.
The key to mixing tiny polka dots with pinstripes is to find a color match in the two separates. The mixed print look makes a powerful statement when you incorporate only two contrasting colors including white and a neutral. Try white and black, white and brown, or white and navy blue.
Go For Broke
Simply pairing up two print separates does not make an outfit. Add accessories to match one of the colors in the print, even if it's not currently dominant. Pick out a hint of a peach, yellow or red in the print and add a stack of thin bracelets or a very now fringe necklace.
Top It Off
Top off the mixed print outfit with a matching solid, like a short-sleeved knit zipper sweater.
Easy Way Out
Or choose a top that already incorporates multiple prints, and pair with a capris.