I know a lot of you are afraid to mix patterns. Don’t be; you can have so much fun mixing patterns. Mixing patterns is simple if you following these eight simple rules.
- Mix patterns from the same color family: Use hues from one main color when mixing patterns, creating a very subtle look, while still showing your daring side. It’s still visually stimulating for the eye, but in a refined way.
- Think of some patterns/textures as solids: Think of a houndstooth, small polka dots, thin stripes, or checks as a solid. They’re small enough and understated that the eye can view them as a solid, even though they’re really not
- Look for patterns that complement each other: Stripes and floral always mesh well, as do leopard and stripes or polka dots.
- Don’t go to matchy-matchy: Don’t go out head-to-toe in one pattern
- Space the patterns out.
- Include neutrals in your outfit: Add a solid with two or more patterns to allow the visual space of the outfit to be broken up
- Combine patterns of different densities/sizes: Mix a dense print with a sparse print or a larger print with a smaller print.
- Use accessories wisely: Use a colored belt to break up two different patterned pieces as can colored shoes or a neutral purse.
Fashion is supposed to be daring. So, gone on and mix those patterns girl!
Top: coldLogic – Laurie in Black
Handbag: Chandelle – Bag Marry in Zebra
Jeans: mon tissu – Lou Lou in Black
Hair: Diva – Vivienne (Type A) in Topaz
Bangles: YS and YS – Glow Bangles in Silver
Earrings: Mandala – Rinne in Glacier Silver
Shoes: N-core – Poison in Black (Fat pack)