Today we welcome the fabulously brilliant T.Espinoza to the My Fab Family. You’ve probably seen T as she is one of the ladies participating in the #8for30 challenge with me or you might have seen her on Black and Married with Kids. T is the Style Medic and she will be dishing out her budget friendly fashion advice bi-weekly. I’m so happy to connect and learn from her and share her with you beautiful folks.

If you want more of T you can find her at The StyleMedic.Com .

Print mixing is one of my absolute favorite trends right now (and I don’t see that changing any time soon). Unless you’ve been cozied up under a rock for a while, you probably know that my BFF *in my head* Solange Knowles is the Queen of mixed prints. Seriously.

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I know mixing prints may seem a little intimidating to some…there is definitely a fine line between chic and cray when it comes to this trend, but remember these tips and you’ll be on Fashionista level 10. Not to mention you’ll be creating new wardrobe combo’s, thus saving money. #BOOM

Tip #1 Start Easy-  Try classic black and white (also on trend right now) and add a pop of color with bold shoes and accessories.

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Peplum top, $34.50 | Polka dot crop top, $20.99 | Striped Pencil Skirt, $47.00 |Jessica Simpson ‘Stacy’, $110 | Michael Kors Large ‘Hamilton’ tote, $349.98 |Diamond Print Leggings, $22.50

Tip #2 Make sure at least one color repeats in each piece of the outfit – (for example, black and gray stripes with black, red, and gray floral). Similar colors will help your prints blend more easily.

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Striped Tee, $90 | Floral Pants, $98 | Qupid ‘Interest’, $32.95 | Peter Pilotto for Target Skirt, $25.99

Tip #3 Mix loose prints (like polka dots) with structured prints (like stripes).

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Tip #4 Combine small designs (such as gingham) with larger ones (such as bold flowers).

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Lacey of A Lacey Perspective doing Floral and Gingham right.

Tip #5 Don’t forget the details. Accessories can make or break an outfit. Stick with solid colors that compliment the rest of your ensemble.

Tip #6 Don’t get crazy. Leave the print count at two and if all else fails, just go with an item that’s been pre-mixed for you to avoid looking like you got dressed in the dark.

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Mix & Match print dress, $39.51 | Sleeveless Sweater Dress, $59.50

Tonya here and I just love T’s guide. One of my good friends Lauren who is co-owner (with her sister Courtney, my other fave) of Her Threads out of LA mixes prints like no other.

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I think this summer is my summer to mix prints. What say you? Have you been mixing prints. Do you have any other tips for the daring?

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