MIXING PRINTS, HOW TO?

Marrakech day 2 + some tips on how to mix patterns & prints the casual way!
         | June 3, 2022
So this is the look that I wore on our second day in Marrakech. We did a lot of walking that day exploring the Medina so I wanted to wear something comfortable but also light and airy since it was pretty warm, especially during the afternoon!
I did a lot of research before we went to Marrakech and I came across all these stories about people getting lost in the endless maze of Medina. Yeah right, I thought. How can you possibly get lost when we have Google maps on our smartphone nowadays? Guess what guys, the girl with the big mouth got lost on her second day in Marrakech. Luckily I was with my boyfriend who easily shaked off all the fake guides who were approaching us! We did found our way in the end, it only took an hour more or so, haha! We did had a lot of fun though! Guess that is also part of the Marrakech experience (:
You rarely see me wearing patterns and prints ( stripes are an exception) because it's never been my thing, but when I went out shopping for clothes to wear in Marrakech I thought it was time to try something new! Somehow, when I think of mixing patterns together I think of these bold, over the top, extravagant outfits, but it doesn't have to be. Mix it the right way and you can create a beautiful casual looking outfit, which is perfect for the summer! So here we go, some tips from yours truly..
1. MONOCHROME ALWAYS WORKS
The thing about black and white is that it just simply goes with everything. They look good together, but you can also mix it with another color without looking over the top.
2. YING YANG
If you're wearing two pieces with patterns you want both of them to stand out. Two dark patterns probably won't compliment each other and one of them will fall to the background. Contrast is very important here, try to combine something light with a darker garment.
3. KEEP THE REST SIMPLE
Don't overdo your accessories. It's about looking casual with prints, you don't want to end up like a chameleon. Don't wear your studded shoes or green mirrored sunglasses but keep the rest of your outfit simple by adding some classic pieces such as black pumps/or flats and a little black bag.
4. LIGHT UP, DARK UNDER
Want to play it extra safe? People are somehow more used to seeing a darker bottom-wear - do I even say this correctly?! Wear something dark at the bottom and you can go as crazy as you can with the top. For example, this skirt that I'm wearing with a light green palm tree top, could look pretty cool huh? Now imagine a palm tree skirt..
I hope they're helpful! Don't forget to have fun with the mix and matching and most importantly just wear what makes you feel good. Happy Wednesday!



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