Pattern Mixing

FILED IN: March 2015

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Top: Banana Republic (similar style) // Jeans: Nordstrom
Clutch: Red Dress Boutique // Shoes: Red Dress Boutique (similar style)
Watch: Kate Spade // Bracelet: Swoozies // Earrings: BaubleBar

I absolutely love to mix prints and lately have been getting bolder by mixing up to three different prints. I have a few rules that I like to abide by in order to create a cohesive look that may not match but certainly makes sense.

Rule #1 mix a large print with a small print to create balanced overall look.

Rule #2 keep your patterns in the same color family, that doesn’t mean they have to “match” they just have to make sense together.

Rule #3 add in a solid color to break up your patterns. In this photo, my pants break up the patterns between my polka dot top and floral shoes.

Rule #4 Leopard is ALWAYS a neutral.

If you do decide to mix more than two patterns, just remember to keep one of them a simple print like a stripe, polka dot, or gingham.




Comments +

  1. Ella

    March 24th, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    That CLUTCH! Yellow is so pretty.

  2. Mikayla

    April 11th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    More YELLOOOOOOW!!!!!

  3. Bee

    April 29th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Love the yellow

  4. Cynthia

    May 23rd, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I like the floral flats

  5. Victoria

    May 30th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    What lovely flats 🙂


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