Rachel Roy Teaches Us How to Mix Prints and Colors

The designer gives her tips on pairing opposites while looking chic.

Posted: 02/15/2012 11:44 AM EST

Designer Rachel Roy recently took some time with FabSugar during New York City's Fashion Week to teach us how to pair and mix prints and colors.

"If you want to play it safe, mix a lot of colors in the same tone and that is such an easy way to feel modern and feel a little confident," Roy says. "And with the prints I like to mix a graphic with a feminine. So what I mean by that is mix a stripe with a floral. Or mix a tie-dye with a plaid. That's pretty much a sure bet. It's again that whole opposite thing. I think it really does work for me. I think that a woman wears so many hats, we have so many aspects to us that we're not just one thing. We represent so much within us and that kind of comes across for me as a designer through mixing prints and colors."

Roy's latest collection, which was inspired by a documentary on female landscape architects who combine linear and natural elements and integrate them into the urban landscape, features purple hues, greens and other natural colors.

"At the end of the day, I want to create collections that, although I am inspired by very creative women, I want my customer to walk away with a silhouette that she doesn't even know what collection it comes from," she adds. "That it just lasts in her wardrobe and makes her feel strong and confident and hopefully happy."


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