The marriage of prints

print on print rampIt’s a wedding of sorts when one family of prints marries the other to create a look that’s both edgy and unique. When it comes to prints, I tend to play it safe – teaming a butterfly print top or graphic print T-shirt with jeans. I love the new quirky prints that are trending right now – cameras, birds, sunglasses, Pac man, snails and what not. The print on print trend was a big hit in the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and of course, on the international ramps. Nida Mahmood, Anupama Dayal and Dev R Nil showcased ensembles with contrasting prints. You can wear separates with contrasting prints and make a statement. But just bear in mind the following:

  • Make sure that your printed separates are from different print families eg. – geometric print tops and floral print bottoms etc. Bold prints are tricky, therefore co-ordinate with caution. You could team a bold print top with a busy printed bottom. For eg: a graphic printed top with a paisley printed trousers.
  • You can go for a top with a bold print and bottoms with small prints. And finally there is the safest option of them all – top and bottom in the same print but in different colours.
  • The thumb rule for accessorising the print on print look is to go minimal. This means no jewellery, minimalist makeup and accessories in nude or neutral shades.

Here’s a guide to doing the print on print look right.