Monochrome Magic: Mixing Prints with Black and White

DSC01322Mixing prints is high risk, high rewards. When it is done right, it can create an insanely awesome ensemble; poor execution, ugh…you will probably stay on that worst dressed list at work for months! One easy way to pull off this trend is to pick an item that has already done the hard work for you. 😉

I got this black and white tank dress from a recent Ginger & Smart popup sale. It is from the label’s diffusion line – AKIN by Ginger & Smart. The lace is bonded to the black-and-white-stripe knit in a half body proportion, which immediately breathes some new life into this simple silhouette. And I styled it with some black and navy floral slip on sneakers to add the third-print into this outfit.

The idea behind this approach is to look cool but without going over the top, so I kept the rest of my outfit relatively simple. A classic black leather jacket, black and white accessories, and a pop of colour with a turquoise jelly clutch and some navy mirror lens sunnies. Who says mixing prints has to be scary? 😛

I considered this combo as a less intimidating way to tackle the print-mixing trend. In my humble opinion, mixing prints of similar colours is usually foolproof, especially when these items are in monochrome. What are your secrets in this matching game?


What Did I Wear

Dress / AKIN by Ginger & Smart (shop similar here)
Shoes / Gmarket (Mini Shop: Sappun)
Leather Jacket / ASOS (currently on sale for AUD 114.08)
Necklace / Her Fashion Box
Watch / Adidas Originals
Bracelet / Fitbit Flex
Bangle / Fossil
Clutch / Topshop
Sunglasses / ASOS

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