How To Mix and Match Patterns Like a Boss

Hey hey ladies (and maybe some gentlemen), how’s your week going so far? Mine has been looonnngg, and it is only Wednesday.  Come on weekend!!! Anywho, I am here this week to school you on how to mix patterns like a Boss!

Do you know the key to looking like a chick who knows everything there is to know about fashion?  Yep, mixing prints. And, it is not nearly as complicated as you may think. All it takes is a little know how (thanks to me😁) and a lot of nerve.

Top// Shorts// Shoes

Now, what I have done in my first outfit ANYONE can do.

Rule #1- Mix two prints of the same color. As you can see, my shorts are navy gingham, and my top is a navy polk-a-dot. I could have just as easily done a navy and white striped tee or a floral where navy is prevalent.  Stripes, checks and polk-a-dots can all be treated as neutrals.  That means anything can pair with them. If you are feeling really bold, you can add a 3rd print in an accessory.  I kept it simple with my navy wedge espadrilles.

The size of the print also comes into play. It’s recommended to pair a smaller print (the checks) with a larger print (the polka dots). The smaller print acts more as the neutral. Are you getting it yet??? Let’s try another!

. Top// Sweater// Shorts// Flip Flops

My 2nd ensemble uses another of the main rules for mixing prints

Rule #2- The prints should have at least 1 color in common. This tells the world that you purposely paired your pieces, and you’re not just a crazy bag lady.

These ruffled pin dot shorts are black and white.  My floral strappy cami is a beautiful pink with a mixed floral print.  The flowers have black and white throughout. This gives the look cohesion.  To break things up a little, I opted for a solid pink cardigan.  Voila, fashion queen alert!!!

I have addressed only 2 of the many ways to mix prints. In the Fall and Winter I love to treat cheetah print as a neutral combining it with any and everything in my closet.  Carrie Bradshaw ain’t got nothing on me.

Have you ever tried mixing prints? If not, do it!!! Think outside of the box, and let your artistic flag fly. You freak!!!

Don’t forget to stop back by Friday for Raenette’s fashion wisdom.


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