May 2012 Lookbook: How to Pair Pattern and Print

May 30th, 2012

Omiru's May 2012 Lookbook: Pretty in Prints and Pleats
This look is part of Omiru’s May 2012 Lookbook series, which builds upon our 16-Piece May 2012 Capsule Wardrobe.  See more information about this look.

Who says you can’t pair prints with prints?  The trick is to choose patterns that work together instead of against one another.  Choose a theme - a color, a motif, or a repeat size - and carry it through the prints in the look.  Here’s how to get the look:

1. Start with an eye-catching blouse in a multi-color vibrant print.  We love the abstract imagery on this silk blouse.
2. You could pair the blouse with a bottom in a color that features prominently in the multi-colored top - but it’s more fun to opt for a color that plays off of the top.  To complement the reds, blues, and purples in the blouse, we chose a green skirt.  It really makes the reds in the top pop.
3. Make a statement with your accessories.  Continue to play with print with a flowery handbag (notice the purple that picks up on the purple in the blouse) and a skull print scarf. 
4. Finish off the look with a pair of chunky heels.  Notice the purple platform that echoes the purple in the blouse. 

How would you pair print and pattern?
  Share your style in the comments!

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