How to Wear Two Prints in One Outfit

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Mixing Stripes and Print

When I first saw this shirt I thought, “wow, this is pretty bold, it’s striped, black and white and see through.” But this didn’t turn me off from styling it into an outfit. I knew exactly how I was going to wear it. I had bought a pair of subtle printed pants the week before and I knew the two prints would work together perfectly.

The pants in this pairing are neutral because of its subtle print and color. The top is the star of this outfit because of its bolder pattern. It’s important to remember, when mixing prints only one can be the star.

Since I wanted the top and the pants to be the main pieces in the outfit, the fishing touch was a neutral blazer with matching tan and black heels. I love this type of outfit because it allows me to show my personal style and is appropriate for the office.

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Want to mix prints? Simply pair a neutral print with a busier one. This will allow one print to shine while the other supports it.
 

Do you incorporate prints into your outfits?

Stay Stylish,
-V

Photos: @peterlang

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48 thoughts on “How to Wear Two Prints in One Outfit

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    I love print on print outfits! Gorgeous 🙂 love your blog girlie x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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    great print mixing!

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    Beautiful outfit! xoxo

    http://thegirlwiththeheels.blogspot.nl/

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    Nice post 🙂
    I admire your smooth skin!

    Lace the Life

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    You’re so right! YOu can totally mix these prints, and it’s not obnoxious or an eye-sore at all. This gives me so many ideas for how to wear my vertically-striped shirt, so thanks!

    I can’t believe how pretty you are. So naturally stunning, and the fact that you have amazing and classic style is even more envy-inducing. I just love how you’ve tucked the shirt into these pants and the manner in which you’re wearing your blazer. It’s classy, but not stodgy – which is such a difficult balance to strike.

    So glad I found your blog.

    -Gabrielle

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      Vanessa

      Your very welcome, I’m happy you’re inspired to wear your stripped shirt! You’re so very sweet and very much appreciate your comment =). I’m so happy to have you as a reader!

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    B.

    Love how you mixed these prints! You look great!

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    Jo

    Hi dear

    Love your black white blouse

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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    thanks for the awesome advice! I always want to mix patterns but never know where to start. This is such a great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration xo

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    great outfit you look awesome!

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    Sara

    Love your outfit!
    xoxo
    Sara from http://liveloveandlaughwithsassa.de/

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    Pardoleta

    I specially like the shirt and the coat. I think it is a nice and trendy combination ! 🙂

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      Vanessa

      Thank you =)

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    Lovely look! City chic and you look beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog! Let me know if you would like to follow each other 🙂

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    Melanie

    Love the blazer and striped shirt! I admit, the shirt would be bold for me too but it looks awesome to style. You did a great job. =)

    xxoo,
    Melanie
    aetherlily.blogspot.com

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    Oh you look so stylish in this outfit. The colours suit you so well!

    Daria from http://www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

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    Alessia

    lovely!
    TheChicolat

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    Love your shirt!

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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    ewa

    great post, great look, great pics!

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    emma

    Great outfit! you look amazing
    really loved your blog btw!

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      Vanessa

      Thank you! Happy you love my blog!

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    Lady à la mode

    You seriously look so so cute! love how you styled these two prints together!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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    It looks stunning on you but it would definitely be to much for me! Love your shoes!

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    Anngelik

    I love your picture quality and your outfit is stunning! Absolutely love those shoes.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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      Vanessa

      Very happy to read this, we work really hard on making sure our photo quality is top notch =).

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    Levi

    Love how you styled this outfit! The striped top is gorgeous 🙂

    Enter my give-away on Fashiolista to win a €125 voucher

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    Patricia

    In love with your pants! you look so chic and elegant…
    following you!

    http://www.chiclechine.blogspot.com

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    robin

    i have the same shirt, so thanks for the idea to combine it hihi 🙂 love the photos!

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      Vanessa

      =) happy to give you ideas!

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    So elegant and classy. Love the stripped shirt <3
    xo

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    Amy

    I absolutely love how you styled it! It’s pretty much perfect! I hope you have a fantastic 2013!!!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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      Vanessa

      Thank you so much Amy! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

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    camilla

    those trousers are amazing!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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    Martha

    You look great and the mix of these two prints looks unbelievably chic & doesn’t clash at all.
    XOXO

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    Hi. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog again!
    It’s always great to have a positive feedback from other people and I really needed it. The website is not finished yet so I hope you can keep visiting and see the whole change.

    It’s hard to keep up with all the blogs because there are so many great ones out there but I knew yours already and I think you do an amazing job here. Your photos are wonderful with such great quality and I actually like your style. I’m really into stripes too; my boyfriend gave me this beautiful stripped shirt from Zara, for Christmas, and I am basically in love.
    Now I’m into taking risks and I’ve been looking for some trousers, different from what I usually wear, something like yours in these photos but I haven’t found something that I really like yet. So, I’m gonna have to keep looking…

    Hope to see you more often on the blog. I promise I’ll visit you soon! 😉

    Love * Sara

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      Vanessa

      Thank you so much! I’ll be going back to see your recent posts.

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    Esther

    Love the look, especially the pants!

    Xx
    Esther

    http://www.estellelamode.com/grey/

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    Ohh, I love how you mixed the two prints together and the camel colored blazer!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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    I love this! Its so subtle but very pretty. The striped top and pants go perfect together and the blazer is the perfect cherry on top!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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      Vanessa

      =) thank you so much Jessi

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    Jessica

    Amazing!

    Love your shoes 🙂

    xx.

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    It’s an amazing outfit!

    http://laceandchiffonblog.blogspot.co.il/

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    You´re always perfect!!

    Kisses

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    I love your jacket!! And the subtle pattern mixing is so chic.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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    great look! love the prints 🙂

    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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    Love it for work!!! and the shoes are beautiful!!!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

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    Faith

    What a fabulous look!