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How to Mix Prints-Ankara Prints

How to Mix Prints-Ankara Prints Posted by Vivellefashion
Vince Cameo striped floppy hat | Ankara off shoulder top | Ankara Slim pants | BCBGMaxazria clutch | Viktor & Rolf Red Bow tie heels Posted by Vivellefashion

Welcome back Lovelies! Hope you had a productive week…kids going back to school and all.

What I’m Wearing

Hat: HereBelt: Similar Here | Clutch: Similar Here | Bow Tie Heels: Similar Here | Sunnies: Similar Here | Top and pants: Custom made, but I love this and this 

How to Mix Prints-Ankara Prints (OOTD)

Today I’m styling mixed Ankara prints, and talking how to mix Prints- Ankara prints. So, I had these Ankara print slim pants made for me from home, Nigeria, for those of you who do not know. The outfit was made as a blazer and pant set, however, I decided to play with prints, and styled it with this off the shoulder ankara top made by my sister. I also previously styled this super fabulous skirt she made.

Anyways, it’s made to be worn as a flare top, but my love for waist cinching won, and I decided on this belt which serves to accentuate my waistline, and also help break up the prints to create some harmony…check out this one, and this here.

Further, to add some interest to my look, I paired my look with these Red peep toe heels with an exaggerated bow, and a floppy wide brim hat. Finally, complete my look while avoiding too many conflicting points of interest, I wore this simple chocker.

The general rule to mixing prints is to make sure that they both share at least one color. In my instance, the pops of red in both prints is the standout uniting factor. Secondly, pick prints in the same color scheme, this ensures cohesiveness and visual harmony. Further, play with print/pattern size by combining same pattern in different scales.

Alternative Styling Tips

  • Pair the top with a solid colored pencil skirt to balance the prints
  • Style the pants with a printed blouse and blazer for an office appropriate look
  • Style pants with a solid dress shirt for a chic preppy look
  • A solid crop top will go fabulously well with these pants
  • Alternatively, pair the top with destructed skinny jeans, and heeled sandals

How else would you style this look? However you style it, own it and rock it with poise and confidence.

See you next week loves…Ciao!!

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  1. August 28, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Amaaazing.. you look unbelievable! I am so impressed with your blog too by the way, your hard work really shows with it! x

  2. August 30, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Love the print combination and that blouse is so beautiful! You look stunning as usual!
    xo Yvonne

  3. sweetypraise
    August 30, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    You mixed the prints well. Love the way you added the belt. Your sis be making you some slay clothes. The entire look is a win.


  4. September 1, 2017 / 3:55 am

    I like this combination,you look awesome <3

  5. Yana
    September 1, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    You look fabulous! I would never think of combining these pieces. They look amazing and so unique together! Very daring look! 🙂

  6. September 4, 2017 / 3:34 am

    For sure, mixing prints it’s always a risk…but when you do it properly, the result is just amazing! just like you have done…you look fantastic wearing this, congratulations! 🙂

    Lot of kisses, dear!

  7. September 25, 2017 / 6:10 am

    You’ve got to forgive me hun ( you know why). Love your outfit. The whole dimension it gives to the outfit is fun and chic at the same time. You look much