One of my favorite thing to do is mixing patterns. Don´t ask me why, but there´s something so visually appealing about several different patterns combined in the same outfit. On my last post I told you my opinion about putting clothes together – if you´re comfortable wearing it and if it pleases you, you should wear it and forget about what other people think.
I used to hear a lot of people saying that different prints were not supposed to be combined. It was “too much” they said. But I always loved it. I just wasn´t sure how to do it properly (and by that I mean in a way that suited my taste). After putting some outfits together I realized that I created some “rules” for myself. Everytime I mix prints I end up following these rules. So what are your toughts on this subject? Do you combine patterns?
Different Patterns, Same Color
Definitely one of my favorite. The contrast between two different patterns with the same colors, particularly if we’re talking about a monochrome outfit, results in something super elegant and it’s the easiest combination to make. This star scarf was love at first sight, for pretty obvious reasons – it was adorable and monochrome 😉
Same Pattern, Different Shape/Size
We all own at least two pieces with stripes or polka dots. If they’re not both top parts, you have a match.
Different Pattern, Harmonical Color Scheme
Guilty of doing this all the time! Everytime I buy something with a pattern I start planning outfit combinations so I pay very much attention to the color scheme. You don’t even need to have matching colors. Just follow your gut and if the final combo looks good enough for you, you’ve got a match.
Different Pattern, Different and Contrasting Colors
Again stripes as an example- I know, I’m sorry. But it was the best way to show you what I meant about not matching the pattern and certainly not the colors and still have a great combo.
Funny fact about this long knit dress: it costed me 5euros on H&M because it was the 3rd round of sales and it was hidden in some dark corner.