When done right, the combination of plaid and floral can look amazing — it’s such a cool mixture of boy and girl elements. But perfecting this style can be tricky, so I asked our stylist Mandi to share her tips on how to mix plaid and floral in a way that works well. Read her tips below and let us know which of these looks you would wear!
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1. Choose your base color
To keep the mix of plaid and floral from looking too busy, choose your base color. This could be the background of the floral print and the background for the plaid, which in this case is black, or one of the colors in the flowers and one of the stripe colors. In this case, Mandi matched the cream color in the flowers to one of the stripes in the plaid pants. Add a leather jacket and black booties and this look is a perfect mix.
2. Use black & white
When in doubt, use black & white! An easy way to keep this look from getting too chaotic is to use black and white for one of your prints. This houndstooth coat has such a classic look you can pair it with pretty much anything! This allows you to have fun with the other print and pick something a bit more colorful.
Which of these two looks would you wear?
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