Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How to Mix Patterns.

1. Mix patterns of different sizes (i.e. a bold graphic floral with a subtle pinstripe).

2. Mix a neutral colored pattern with a multicolored pattern.

3. Mix a simple pattern (like stripes or dots) with a more complex pattern (like floral or plaid).

4. Mix patterns that are in the same color scheme.

5. If you're gonna go crazy with color, mix subtle patterns rather than graphic patterns.

Does this help you mix patterns? It's really a lot easier than you think. Just start trying stuff on together and your eye will tell you what works!


  1. What great pattern-mixing tips! I love the first one especially.
    xo Josie

  2. I love this post.. Awesome suggestions.. I love the last and same color idea dat I can deftnly try!!

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  3. i absolutely love that first outfit! at first i was so scared to mix prints or patterns because i thought there was a science to it that i just couldn't understand, but once i finally told myself to just get over with it, i started mixing prints and never looked back! it opens up so many new possibilities for outfits!

  4. great remixing of patterns and colors. I don't do this often enough, it gives an outfit dimension.


  5. i LOVE this post! i'm starting to delve into mixing patterns and I've found the only way they REALLY look good on me (and not make me look homeless or a wannabe fashion student) is to mix subtle stripes with a busier pattern, as you said (: you, however, can pull all these looks off without a hitch! LOVE THEM!

  6. Great tips for beginners. Also, that first outfit is my favorite! :)

  7. Great tips! And cute mixing!!!

  8. Agree. love. you rock.

    mixing color and pattern is a characteristic of someone with great style! anyone can wear all black and look fab... incorporation of color takes skill : )


  9. Gorgeous girl! Great tips and tricks. It's definitely all about trying new things, even when you don't think it'll look "good." xoxo

  10. love this!! perfect little tips & tricks!

  11. thats something i never do as i'm scared. I might try it though looks good on you!

  12. I have the cardigan in picture number 4! And I get compliments every time I wear it! I want to mix patterns too ... but I'm takin baaaby steps. :)

  13. It sure does!! I'm so crazy bout pattern mixing right now, and you demonstrated it so well!! Thanks!

  14. wonderful looks. love your sence of style!
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    maren anita

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  15. You mix them so well and it can be something that isn't always easy to pull off...you are beautiful! I am in love with that fluffy, white, infinity scarf!

    Liesl :)

  16. I LOVE pattern mixing. It used to terrify my, but now I seem to do it all of the time. Thanks for the tips :)