HOW TO MIX PRINTS PART 2
In this series, we are looking at the rules for mixing print and pattern.
The first rule was to find a common colour (or two or three!) in both garments.
Now for rule #2
Rule 2: Don't lose the Hero
Remember the song by Tina Turner, that went: "We don't need another hero"?
Well, in an outfit, it often becomes confusing if we have more than one "hero".
Your "hero" is a special, eye-catching garment that becomes the focus of the outfit.
If two heroes are vying for our attention, the outfit becomes "noisy" instead of a symphony of colour and shape. This can easily happen when we are mixing prints. Don't lose your hero!
In this outfit, the skirt is definitely the hero, whilst the striped blouse makes for an excellent supporting cast. The shoes, bag and accessories are the "extras" that provide context for the story.