How to mix ankara prints - one major rule


If you're a regular reader, please don't get tired of reading about my "mix print rule." If you're new to our blog, then, ah! Welcome! You have much to learn. Well, not really. Just one thing to learn.

So I love prints, and I find it exciting and rewarding to mix and match different prints. The result is you have a combination that is unique to you alone.

There are many factors to consider when mixing prints, but the most important one is to make sure that both prints have a common color. The shared color helps bring the different prints to common ground and unifies the entire look. I have to say that you can actually get away with pairing prints that don't have a common color but that's a lesson for another post.

In today's post, I'm wearing two Ankara pieces that I designed separately. I had no idea I'd be wearing them together until they were made and I had an 'aha' moment. They work well together because they have the colors blue and yellow in common.

I accessorized my look by tying two different scarves. Like I do most times, I saved enough fabric to make a scarf/necktie/ belt. I thought it would be cool to wrap it around my plain orange scarf. I absolutely love the scarf combo.

I dare you to find someone wearing this exact outfit. That's the beauty of mixing Ankara prints. Why don't you do the same. Below, I have paired various print off shoulder tops with matching print skirt and scarves. Feel free to shop the look by picking your favorite combo.

Photographed by the always gorgeous Bloggie.