For many women, the thought of mixing multiple Patterns in a single outfit can be intimidating- what if you look like a Clown? The trick to mixing Prints without looking like a walking mistake is to understand the Balance and Scale. We tend to shop full speed ahead when there are racks on racks of basics. Work-appropriate Silk Blouses in Soft Tints, Neutrals and Solids go well with everything, which makes for a practical Closet. If you stick to a few key pattern-mixing formulas, I promise you can pull off a Print Mix and amp up your fashion confidence in the process. If the scale of your prints are proportional and they share a complementary palette, the outfit will always work.
The simplest and most effective way to mix prints is to stick to a black & white palette. Black and white prints can seem like a very inflexible palette. However, believe me when I say, it is quite the opposite. In fact, black and white is incredible versatile, easy to use, and effective as anything. Literally any print combination in this most basic of duos will work. In addition, it is ok to add a pop of color with your bag or shoes.
Ladies this happens to be one of my favorite looks.
If you get two pieces that shares the same Accent/Base Color or if you are new to mixing, prints stick to a two-color pattern. The easiest way for new comers to mixing prints is to simply replace your solid colored top with a monochromatic pattern in that same color or stick to a two-color pattern in both. This will be a bomb pattern play! If you are feeling real sexy amp it up a notch, but make sure that both pieces share one prominent color.
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Dots, Leopard, & Stripes: These 3 timeless patterns are the print equivalent of a classic White Tee Shirt. My advice to you is to stop trying to play it safe by shyly relying on solids and single patterns. I love merging opposites together. Pairing animal prints or floral, which have a more natural feel, with geometric prints, like dots and stripes, can be unexpected and visually appealing. I also like to treat Leopard as a Neutral…. It can pretty much go with everything! Pair together with any other pattern or any other color and you are safe GIRLFRIEND! Therefore, lets get on it and start mixing.
Author Bio: Takeia Redden has a passion for fashion, where she utilizes her skills and knowledge to become an Entrepreneur to fashion forward company. She is the owner of Lavacious Boutique, which is an online retail Boutique that caters to Plus Size women. For more information on Lavacious Boutique, please visits us at https://www.lavaciousboutique.com/ & follow us on Instagram & Facebook
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