Mixing patterns

Mixing patterns is not an easy task but if you follow some basic rules, it can be pretty easy to manage.

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps

First, follow the same color themes.

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Petite street style-grey eyelet jacket-grey shorts-pink fringe bag
Petite street style-grey eyelet jacket-grey shorts-pink fringe bag

Second, choose one print to dominate and another as an accent. That is the easiest way for a beginner to get started.

Chinese Laundry light blue trench coat +striped shift dress+Charles nude peek toe booties
Chinese Laundry light blue trench coat +striped shift dress+Charles nude peek toe booties

ROMEO+JULIET floral dress/Dior sunglasses/movado watch/bcbg yellow studded pumps
ROMEO+JULIET floral dress/Dior sunglasses/movado watch/bcbg yellow studded pumps
blue floral maxi dress-nude heels-red bag
blue floral maxi dress-nude heels-red bag

Third, pick complimentary patterns. Pairing stripes and polka dots always works.

petite street style striped tee with pencil skirt
petite street style striped tee with pencil skirt

belt in a scarf
belt in a scarf

Four, Treat black, white and animal prints as natural colors.

crop top with midi skirt
crop top with midi skirt

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps

Five, Pair neutral prints with colorful prints.

cameo top+nordstrom lace shorts+dsw shoes+ Chloe sunglasses + valentino gold bag
cameo top+nordstrom lace shorts+dsw shoes+ Chloe sunglasses + valentino gold bag

petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt

Six, Stay with the same print, but mix it up with different colors and scale.

Black long vest+BCBG grey faux leather sweater+black faux leather shorts+Badgley Mischka leopard bag+Nine West leopard shoes+ESQ watch
Black long vest+BCBG grey faux leather sweater+black faux leather shorts+Badgley Mischka leopard bag+Nine West leopard shoes+ESQ watch

dream but not sleep tee
dream but not sleep tee

There are so many ways that you can mix patterns. for example, picking two different prints that share a single color. What tricks do you use when you are mixing patterns?

Below are more photos about my new look for today. Have a great day guys!

Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps
Lord&Taylor printed coat+Express polka dot shirt+BCBG faux leather skirt+Nine West nude pumps

| Outfit Details |   

Coat :: Lord & Taylor [Similar here.]
Top :: Express [Similar here. ]
Skirt::BCBG [Similar here. ]
Leather Bag :: Badgley Mischka [Different color here and it is on major sale, now it is only $60. I paid a lot than that.]
Shoes::Nine West [similar here. ]

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19 Comments

  1. This jacket with the printed top look amazing I need to try more pattern mixing The bit of rust on the side of the bag is a great bit of color with the cream and black Love your hair in the braid!
    Thanks for linking up with TH Tuesday!
    jess xx
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