From evening to street style and traditional outfits, when it comes having fun with prints, sky’s the limit. Take your cues from the stars who do it best, from Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to Gigi Hadid and Deepika Padukone
Since you’re not shopping outside, it’s time to look inside your own closet for fresh inspiration. Reinventing looks and finding new pairings, turn your spring cleaning session into little experiments. If there’s anything that we gathered from spring/summer 2020 runways was that a heavy dose of print is likely to dominate your wardrobe this year. But let’s be honest, most of us have been a little afraid of giving heavy prints a go. However, as both stars and designers have proven, there is more than one way to get the look right. Forget those archaic sartorial rules of balancing your floral skirt with a solid hued number this season, and instead aim for a print clash—think psychedelic florals, gingham, pinstripes, polka dots and vivid tropical offerings.
How Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and others wear prints when going out
The trick to acing print on print with ease? Find a common ground. While Priyanka Chopra often takes the classic approach of head-to-toe proportion play, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja takes it a step further in picking her textiles. Notice how the star seamlessly layered her vintage-inspired Etro ball gown with a silk jacket from Ekaya. Keep scrolling for quick styling lessons on how to wear print-on-print like the stars.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Gigi Hadid and more show you how to mix prints in the same colour family
If you’re taking notes, there are two routes that celebrities have taken. While Gigi Hadid and Kareena Kapoor Khan stick to the same colour family in their this-and-that combinations, Deepika Padukone and Hadid committed to tartan three ways in looks by Prada and Vivienne Westwood respectively.
How Karisma Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha work different prints into one traditional look
While Indian wear often comes in print and embroidery-heavy textiles, when working with lighter fabrics, there is room for more. See how Karisma Kapoor played with inverted separates by Raw Mango to create a simple, yet impactful look. Plus, easy-to-style separates like hers will come in handy forever. On the flip side, Sonakshi Sinha and Kriti Sanon often step out in co-ord sets by KoAi and Swapnil Shinde featuring two or more prints. Ikat, bandhini, shibori of the same palette are just some of the styles you can infuse in your ensembles. Ahead, you’ll find more variations of mixed pattern pairings.