Styling is fun but not always easy. And mixing-prints is one of those tricky styling pursuits that stylists are increasingly daring to attempt nowadays. Styling sisters will show case ideas of mixing prints for you guys to get inspired.
Today Arpi, has dared fine with this look! Let us know if you think she hit the bulls eye with this combination of stripes and florals.
The drindl skirt is one of the easiest skirts to make. Its basically two rectangular pieces of fabric, gathered to a snug waist band and hemline falling below the knees. The word dirndl originates from the south of Germany. Traditional dirndl dresses, also worn in many parts of Austria, consisted of a bodice, blouse, and full skirt.
The dress was often accessorized with an apron, waistcoat or shawl. The fabric weight varied according to the season and material varied according to the occasion. The dirndl dress inspired skirt Arpi is wearing is wearing has pleats on the front and gathered at the back with an elastic. The fabric is sturdy and along with the horizontal stripes gives it a fuller look. She chose a dainty sleeveless top with small floral print to wear with this bold striped skirt.
The top as you can see shares the red color with the skirt. She tied in the look with red pumps and clutch. She kept the accessories to a minimum as the prints in her outfit are pretty bold.
What is Arpi wearing?
High waisted skirt: Hika (Amazon)
Floral zipped chiffon top: Shop Baby Blue, a local store in Astoria (Steinway Street), NYC
Red pumps: Macys
Red leather wristlet: Fossil
Golden Bracelet: NY& Company
Golden tribal earring: Local handicraft earring from Orissa, India
Tips to mix print: If you are new to mixing prints, an easy way to try and make it work is to match the colors of the different prints like Arpi has done here. Second, if you feel that the ensemble is too busy, then break it up with a solid color belt or shoes. A last tip, for now, is that, it is easier to mix one monochrome item with a more colorful second pick.
Check out this ensemble Styling Sistas put together for you to get inspired, with floral and plaid:
Click the thumbnails below to shop the look.