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Be A Print Mix-Master Like Olivia Palermo: Ask Fab Answers Your Fashion Styling Questions!

Ask Fab: How Do I Mix My Prints Like a Pro?

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Hi Fab, Is there a secret to mixing-up prints? I see celebs like Olivia Palermo pull off the look with ease but each time I try to copy their look, the end result is a clown-like mess. I have a selection of stripes, spots and girly prints in my wardrobe but am too scared to wear them all at once. Is there an easy way? Cheers, Kate, Sydney.

Glad you asked Kate! You're right in citing Liv as a mix-master — that girl knows how to double-up without looking like she got dressed in the dark! The trick to pulling off the print-on-print look is to have a common colour theme. By limiting your printed pieces to the same spectrum, you keep the look cohesive. Oh, and make sure the rest of your 'fit is relatively neutral. Case in point; Whitney Port. Her paisley skirt is complemented — not overwhelmed — by her monochrome spotted top, which ties in with the rest of her cream and black ensemble. Still sounds tricky? Try a classic striped tee teamed with a patterned skirt or trouser for a risk-less take on the trend. You'll be a mix-master in no time!

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