When you are creating an outfit out of several different prints and patterns, there’s a fine line between ‘just right ‘and ‘too much’.
It’s a funny thing, but I really do think that having an eye for style and what looks good is just something that you’re born with. It’s always the same thing. Think of the people you know who just always look impeccable. It just comes naturally for them. They haven’t been to schools for what looks good and what not. I think it’s just a gift. In any case, the question remains, how do you know what’s too much when you’re mixing and matching an outfit using loads of different prints?
The key is having one thing, be it a colour or a print, that ties the outfit together. This could be achieved by wearing a belt that goes with your shoes or your bag, or by wearing a scarf that matches with your jewellery. It could be anything. The idea is just to create a harmony with a few simple pieces that could potentially clash.
I think Margherita Missoni has a great sense of style. She boldly mixes loads of different prints. Sometimes her combinations are on the verge of being too much, but she still always manages to nail it. No doubt coming from a successful designer-family has had its’ effect on shaping the style savviness of this young fashionista.