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#nylongirlproblems: print mixing

learn how to match dots and florals from our market director!

by: rachael wang

photo by marvin scott jarrett

January 23 2014

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Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market Director Rachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question:
 Can I mix and match bold prints that are age appropriate?

The Answer: Of course! Spring '14 is all about the eclectic, and print mixing is the best way to show off your personal style. Start simply by pairing patterns in similar tones. Paul & Joe, Ann Demeulemeester and Moncler Gamme Rouge all juxtaposed similar-hued prints with stripes, while Stella McCartney jumbled big and little florals. Once you have tonal mixing nailed, graduate to the truly artful mixes of brushstrokes and textures seen at Dries Van Noten and Celine. The best way to test the waters is with some easy to coordinate black and white pieces, which you can find in the slideshow. Happy clashing!

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