#OOTD – Pattern Mixing

Pattern mixing is on-trend & I’m loving it!  However, there’s more to mixing textures & patterns than just raiding your closet and hoping for the best.  Follow these simple guidelines to coordinate the perfect mix.

  • Vary pattern size – Create balance by choosing designs that are slightly smaller/larger than one another (try large polka dots with small plaids)
  • Choose complementing patterns – Wear patterns that complement one another rather than compete with each other (try a striped knit with a floral skirt)
  • Add a contrasting solid color – Adding a solid color to your outfit gives the eye a break (try a solid blazer overtop a houndstooth blouse worn with leopard flats)
  • Accessorize – Adding an accessory can give flow to the outfit & break up the busyness (try adding a skinny belt around your tweed jacket & striped blouse)

Today I mixed a classic plaid woven with an edgy metallic dot sweater.  I stuck to a muted color scheme by wearing olive green skinny’s & brown heeled ankle boots.  Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines, have fun mixing prints & wear your outfit with confidence!

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