This week, IFB asked
Same print mixing (e.g.: leopard + leopard; florals + florals). We saw a lot of examples of same print mixing on the runway. Rather than looking too matchy-matchy or busy, these ensembles are classy, sophisticated, and appropriate for everyday wear. How to wear: pair a larger print with a smaller print and/or invert the colors. In the examples from Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch, the larger prints are at the forefront of the outfit while the smaller prints blend in without vying for attention.
Mixing various prints (e.g.: leopard + florals). As I mentioned earlier, I am a huge fan of mixing different prints together. One rule to remember when mixing prints is that the colors must not clash. That doesn’t mean they need to be part of the same color family, but they must work together intuitively. How to wear: In the following example by Saint Laurent, both prints are small in scale, which prevents the 90-inspired grunge ensemble from appearing too busy. As you can see, the brown of the leopard coat complements the burgundy dress. In the second example from Anna Sui, the quirky outfit displays one print that is larger than the other but both share the same color scheme, thus tying the outfit together.