Mixing African prints is just like mixing regular patterned prints, but must be done with caution. Just like mixing these pieces, it is important to note that you can’t just throw any combination together; there are methods to pulling this trend off. Mixing prints – it’s a bit like painting a picture. If you’re using different patterns beside one another, try to stick to a similar color palette, shade, same color family or tones to tie the outfit together and avoid ‘aggressive’ color clashes.
Now here are some exciting ways to mixing standard, everyday patterns with bright, bold, culturally specific prints.
Choose one print to dominate and one as an accent.
Use the exact same pattern in a larger or smaller scale.
If you want to use the same pattern, invert the colors.
Pick two different prints that share a single color.
Keep your fabrics in the same color family or Choose the same print in boldly contrasting colors.
If you want to go wild, break up patterns with a belt for a cohesive look.