how to mix patterns…

one of the easiest & funnest ways to make your style unique…is by mixing patterns…i have seen some great combinations on the light side…as well as full on bold mixing of patterns…you pick what suits you best…if you’ve stocked up on some classic shapes in your wardrobe…and want to kick it up a notch or two…mixing of patterns may be just right for you…

when it comes to the art of mixing patterns…whether it be like patterns…such as stripes with stripes…or going bolder…for example…as different as florals and stripes…here are some steps to help you in navigating…
 – any pattern can be mixed…plaids…polka dots…florals…stripes…houndstooth…although when it comes to animal print…it gets a little hazy when you start adding too much of it…the rule for me myself…is one animal print per outfit…
 – there should be one unifying color palette within the prints…
 – when mixing the same type of print…for example…houndstooth with houndstooth…or floral with floral…they should be drastically different in scales…
 – have a solid piece somewhere in your outfit…a t-shirt…shoes…jeans…this will help anchor the mixed prints…
have fun with it…for ideas…i highly suggest taking a peak at magazines…or if you are on pinterest…you can get some great ideas for mixing of patterns…and feel free to follow my board “style:  mixing patterns” for inspiration…

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