Truth: the only three colors I wore before discovering Lularoe were black, gray, and some form of white/cream/beige. No joke. And my outfit typically involved slacks, a cotton shirt and a cardigan. Can we say BORING? I didn’t think that at the time, but I do now! I’ve even gone so far as to…pattern mix. That’s right – combine non solids/patterns together. Scary, huh? It doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can look rather stylish and classy.
The Beginner’s Guide to Pattern Mixing:
- Start small. Stripes and florals are the perfect beginning combination. Make sure the striped colors are represented in the floral pattern. If you have a gray and pink striped Classic T, make sure the same gray and pink are in the floral leggings. Easy.
- Replace one solid item with a patterned item containing the same color. Have a black and white Aztec leggings print? Pair it with a black and white polka dot Irma. The pattern doesn’t matter as much as the coordinating colors.
- Mix patterns of one big print to one small print. If you have wide stripes in a top, make sure the bottom has tiny flowers. Likewise, if you have tiny stripes on top, make sure your bottom has a big pattern. Too many big, bold prints tend to look too busy and loud.
One last tip…if you are mixing patterns, it is best to keep accessories minimal or solid in nature. It just simply looks better. No need to provide a distraction with your accessories. Your pattern mixing alone will provide a chic look and feel.
Pattern mixing takes time to warm up to. Imagine me going from my plain Jane clothes to patterned pieces! Quite the change, but now I feel more confident knowing I’m stylish and trendsetting! I’d be happy to help you pattern mix and show you more of the basics! Feel free to contact me!