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Chaos Theory: Print on Print

Like facing down a tiger, matching prints isn't for the faint of heart. Look for complementary colors or similar swirls in the pattern—something that creates symmetry. And just remember: Two printed pieces in one outfit is plenty, unless you enjoy making passersby have seizures. Have fun and trust your own instincts. They’re imprinted. (Cough.)

Marni Printed Shirt Dress

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An eclectic blend of blue and red on light silk, the patterns on this v-neck Marni shirt dress will definitely make you stand out - in the crowd and on instagram.  

Balenciaga Printed Jacket

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With a placket of turquoise surrounded by patterns creeping toward the torso, this Balenciaga jacket is great with skinny jeans and boots for a more demure nod to the print craze. Or layer it up with a bold patterned dress for a c'est la vie print salute. 

Anthropologie Penelope Dress

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A Piet Mondrian-like geometry reigns on this sweeping silk Anthropologie dress. Gathered at the natural waistline, it's a flowing nod to prints and a good choice for those who are leery of packing tiger print on top of florals on top of checks. 

Etro Baroque Print Jacket

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We love the paisley that bleeds pink down this belted trench. Use it to top off a white, black, or rose dress or throw over another pattern. Either way, this Etro jacket is stunning. 

Banana Republic Printed Knit Dress

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Printed with geranium leaves and tied at the waist, this Banana Republic knit dress is a low key alternative to its bolder patterned compatriots. Add sandals and a white patent leather bag and you're ready for work, church, or the Easter bunny. 

APC Camouflage Jacket

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Cover up that geranium dress with this camouflage jacket for a bold contrast or just go army on your favorite jeans. Pairing prints can be tricky, so let your eye decide what works and then own it. 

Eliza J Print Shift Dress

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Bold pattern, bold color, and everything works. This Eliza J shift dress is, in our humble opinion, the platonic printed ideal. Go it alone or try it with the jacket coming up next. 

Christopher Kane Printed Silk Biker Jacket

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We can totally see Pretty in Pink-era Molly Ringwald sporting this printed silk biker jacket. It's '80s with a badass rosy twist. 

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