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print-mixing trend: dance your way to the perfect match

April 24, 2018

Forget everything you think you know about prints. This spring, we’re transcending the simplicity of a single print paired back to solids for a twist on the print-mixing trend that elevates the practice of matching clashing colors and textures to the level of art. Like a dance, you might ask? Exactly! And what better dance to pair our prints with than Flamenco—it’s passionate, expressive, fiery, and elegant. Try matching stripes back to an oversized skin print, a vintage-inspired textured skirt with a dark grounded ditsy print, or anchor a checked pencil skirt with a sheer micro-floral blouse. However you choose to mix it up, remember to stomp and clap your way through the season, dancing to the beat of your own castanets!

Featured Items: Clip Art Blouse, Kiki Cardigan, Tick-Tock Crop, V-Neck Cami, Topshop Sandals, Zara Bag

Featured Items: Pintuck Blouse, Dixon SkirtCharm Belt, Topshop Sandals, Bauble Bar Earrings, Loeffler Randall Pouch

Featured Items: Misty Top21 Club Skirt, Buzz Earrings (Fall 2017), Zara Heels, Lodis Briefcase, Warby Parker Eyeglasses

must-have patterns for every wardrobe


Stripes are always a classic pattern to mix with florals or abstract prints. As we like to say in the Design Room, them of stripes as a neutral.

Pieces to try:Tick-Tock Crop, Whitney Shirt, Whistle Cardigan

cabi Clothing | Print Mixing Trend

Animal Prints

Animal prints are our other go-to print-mixing vehicle, depending on the scale. Choose a nice medium-sized pattern to maximize your mix-and-match potential.

Pieces to try:Glamour Blouse, Kiki Cardigan.

cabi Clothing | Print Mixing Trend

Ditzy Prints

Ditsy Prints are also easy to mix with other patterns. The small-scale all-over patterns lull the eye into a sense of calm, and reads almost like a solid.

Pieces to try:Viola Blouse, Embroidered Blouse, Misty Top

cabi Clothing | Print Mixing Trend

The fabulous thing about this trend is how personal it is—everyone has a different way of creating their own fabulous mash-ups. We want to know: how do you approach print-mixing, and what spring pieces are you pairing in unconventional ways? Leave your style tips in the comments below!