August 23, 2018
I Just posted one of these photos on my Instagram asking how we felt about the mixing pattern trend. I received so many comments saying things like, “It looks so cute on you, but I could never pull it off” or “This style is tasteful but some are a hard no.” I personally am loving this trend, especially with florals + stripes! I also know for a fact that anyone could pull it off if done right, so I felt compelled to share some advice on how to mix and match tastefully, along with my favorite pattern styles that you could pair together!
Let’s start with my thoughts when pairing these pieces together. If you’re new at mixing patterns, I highly recommend starting with either a stripe or polka dot piece of clothing. These are patterns yes, but they’re a little more neutral than other kind of patterns. I love these pants because not only are they flattering on my body shape and versatile through all seasons, but they also are a neutral color meaning I can pair them with so many patterns! My rule of thumb is to pull the color of your stripes/polka dot item and match it with something in the other pattern you’re incorporating. Does that make sense? For example, I matched the tan and white in the pants to white and darker tan in the top. This is why the outfit looks so cohesive.
I remember like 2 weeks ago, I told my mom that she could mix pattern and she was mind blown lol. She said she sees people doing it but has no idea where to start. (Good thing she has me as a daughter, huh). So I rounded up some of my favorite printed tops and bottoms that you could easily pair together and 110% pull off. Remember, fashion is about expressing yourself! Wear whatever the fuck you want, have confidence in it and I guarantee you’ll get tons of compliments.
As always, tag me in any looks you try! @kelclight