THE ART OF PATTERN MIXING

Remember hearing things like, “don’t mix stripes and florals” or “only wear one print at a time”?  Well those days are gone and mixing fabrics, prints and patterns is more stylish than ever.  Stripes and florals are the perfect pair, as are stripes and geometrics.  Sometimes, though, it’s fun to pull two very unexpected items together, like the photo above.

A key guideline to keep from looking like a hot mess is to pair patterns that are balanced in their strength and size.  That way one is not competing with the other for the attention of the outfit.  Another recommendation is to pair patterns in the same color family, like the first look below.

No matter what you do, experiment and have fun!

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