A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Prints

I bet there are a thousand and one blog posts and fashion articles on the web on “Mixing Prints” yet I’m posting mine anyway.

Mixing prints is pretty easy once you follow the rules and stay true to your creative side. I’m keeping this simple and short since I’m only just adding my 2 cents to a topic that’s already been established.

Excuse my manners. How have you guys been? I suppose we are still basking in the euphoria of Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Thanks to all those who kept us posted via social media.

Now let’s get to the topic of the day – Mixing prints.

I gave this trend a go and chose Ankara prints rather than the usual stripes and florals or polka dots. I just might feature these other prints later but first, let’s Do it for the Culture.

Mixing Ankara Prints

Everyone knows Ankara fabrics are usually vibrant and colourful and different prints pair easily well so long as they;

  • Fit within the same colour scheme
  • Have differently sized motifs/prints.
  • Mixed in the right proportions
    Yup! I just shared the key things to take into consideration before mixing two different prints.

For this look, I paired my pink off-shoulder Ankara top previously styled here and here and a pair of bell-bottoms made from some leftover purple Ankara. Accessories were kept minimal as per usual and these shoes from my Mamma’s closet were the deal breaker

Quick Tip! – When you have nothing to wear, Mamma’s closet is always a great place to hunt for gems.

Mixing Ankara Prints

I not only mixed prints right (I’m allowed to brag please!) I also repped the 90’s and 70’s fashion era respectively.

Related – Bringing Back the 70’s: Styling Bell Bottoms and Boot-Cut Pants.

Mixing Ankara Pri

Here is some other mixed prints style inspiration from some of my favourite bloggers…

Dive into Mauve

Princess Audu

Lade’s Blog

Cassie Daves

Glamour Magazine


OUTFIT DETAILS

Off-Shoulder Top – Tailored | Bell Bottoms – Tailored | Heeled Sandals – Mom’s Closet| Accessories – Random Buys

Photography – The Ever Loyal Boluwatife Bello :*


I hope you find my post and the other ones I linked useful.

Ever tried mixing prints?

What are your favourite prints to mix and match?

I always enjoy reading your thoughts.

Till next time,

Mixing Ankara Prints
With a Fan πŸ˜‰

WanShyGirl.

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7 thoughts on “A Beginner’s Guide To Mixing Prints

  1. Ermm Ebun, I want to be your undercover for styling outfits please how can I apply? You just make this fashion thing seem so effortless. I noticed your shoe, oh and I don’t mind if you just give me… lol
    Well done girl, you are doing a fantastic job with this space of yours

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    1. Oh my! I don’t even know what to say rn πŸ˜„ thank you Oiza. It’s really not so effortless but we thank God for the strength to keep on. The shoe sef na borrow pose oh but we’ll think of something sha. Thank you thank you once again. I’m grateful πŸ™ ☺

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