For the sake of keeping it safe, we tend to combine patterns with basics – but these days are not about keeping things safe. This is the time for us to be bold and to play more with everything that can make us stand out, like mixing patterns with patterns.
But I understand how tricky it can get. So before you make mixing mistakes, I am about to share a few simple tricks of the trade so all of us can be pairing patterns like experts.
CHOOSE ONE PRINT TO DOMINATE OVER THE OTHER
In the world of mixing and matching, it is important to choose one print to dominate the other. The easiest way is to choose one print with brighter color compared to the other. This means that the dominant one acts as an accent for your whole look.
TREAT PATTERNS IN FABRICS AS A NEUTRAL
There are some rules in mixing and matching. One of the rules is to treat patterns in fabrics as a neutral. They will go with just about everything so mix them with bolder patterns like colored florals. It will give your look an edge.
INVERT THE COLORS
Choose different patterns in the same hues is always the key. You are free to combine inverse colors like wearing a black outerwear with white florals alongside with white garment with black stripes.
TEAM UP BASE COLORS
Mixing totally different patterns is recommended, especially if you know how to team it up with another print with same base color. In the fashion world, this holds the same weight as wearing a solid.