|Body Central -Zebra Print Cropped Cardigan|
Old Navy -Geo Print Mini Skirt
Anne Klein -Zya, in Black (Houndstooth Print)
Mixing prints is a frightening prospect, especially when the design of the prints varies greatly. But perspective is the key to pulling off this particular mix of prints; viewing black and white as a single 'neutral' color, various prints in this same 'neutral', will match, just as dressing all in grey or all black match.
The zebra print sweater (1) is a classic print (like it's leopard counterpart) and should be a staple in any chic wardrobe. The Geometric (Geo) print skirt is a modern infusion of black and white, and in a mini cut is a fun take on this trend. The Houndstooth print is another classic, but it gets an unexpected update in a pump (3) instead of clothing.
|1, 2, 3 Chic!|
|1, 2, 3 Chic!|
How I Styled It?
1, 2, 3 Styling is attention grabbing, when you use classic pieces in bold designs then throw caution to the wind! It takes a great deal of skill to pull off mixed prints, but with black and white, one need not be cautious -all the attention that is normally paid to pairing color families is virtually eliminated. I matched my black and white ensemble with a navy tank top and satchel, only because it was the evening. For a day look, I would have gone with a bright pink, red or yellow. For an alternative look, I would opt for a bright clutch and a skinny belt. My styling word of caution is simple: make sure the white parts of your prints are indeed a bright white, and that the black is a true black, which has not faded to a dark grey. You want your look to stand out, not fade into the background! SN