One of the first fashion lessons you learned when you started dressing yourself was probably not to mix plaids with stripes. While, just like not wearing black with brown, times have changed and the fashionable masses are changing the rules.
Pattern mixing may seem a little counter-intuitive, but it’s actually quite easy. I’m going to give you some beginner tips, and then show you how you can put them to use!
- Try mixing patterns on top, with a cami and cardigan or blazer, and keep your bottom half pattern-free.
- Start with neutral or more classic color palettes, like black and white with denim, when you’re first trying this trend. You can add color later if you’re feeling more adventurous, or punch up your outfit with colorful accessories.
- Keep size in mind. If you want to ease yourself into the mix, look for smaller prints like those with thinner lines and smaller dots. You can also try one bolder pattern with another that’s more subtle.
- Pick pieces that you like separately. Not only will it be more likely that you’ll wear them again, but chances are you will like them together too.
- Make sure your pattern mixing looks intentional. Don’t go overboard, but at the same time, forget any preconceived notions that certain patterns can’t look good together.
P.S. For more inspiration, check out my girl Tara over at Mix & Match Fashion!