Get The Look: Rachel Bilson’s Mixed Prints
As the unofficial queen of casual, Rachel serves as a constant in my inspiration file. I love the look of mixed prints when done correctly, and this outfit is a perfect opportunity to utilize items you already have in your closet: A tank and mini you normally reserve for Summer can be mixed and matched for this cold-weather look.
Some tips for pulling off mixed prints:
* Stick to similar colors/tones. Make sure at least one color is continuous in both prints: Rachel sticks to black and white in both pieces.
* A pairing of small and large is most appealing to the eye. If one article of clothing has a small print (like Ms. Bilson’s tank), then make sure the other is much larger in size.
* One print should be structured, one should be loose. Rachel picks a structured and evenly spaced polka-dot print on top, and a loose, more abstract print on the bottom.
* This is a great opportunity to rock the new digital print trend from the Spring runways, just make sure your other print is much less complex.