How to Mix Patterns Without Looking Crazy
Okay, I’ll admit this outfit is a little bold for me. I’m usually not one to go out of my way to mix patterns, but this one just spoke to me. Although I rarely mix patterns, I thought I would try a little bit of experimentation in my current wardrobe. After all, isn’t always fun to try new things? Check out how you can mix some of your current patterns without looking too crazy.
Top | Jacket | Scarf (Gifted – Old) | Pants (Thrifted) | Shoes
Choose One Print to Dominate
If you look at the outfit I’m wearing, the
Stick to the Same Color Family
Once you’re a master of mixing patterns, you can definitely branch outside the same color family. For now, make it easy for yourself and try out patterns in the same color family. In this post, I stuck to neutral colors because they are the easiest to work with. It would be hard to work with bright, neon colors when mixing patterns.
Balance the Outfit with a Few Solids
I know that they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but it’s really solids. Whenever you have no idea what to wear in the morning, grab a few solids and you’re good to go. When you’re mixing patterns, solids are a great way to tone down the intensity of your outfit. They help create a balance when there is a little too much going on.
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Do you ever mix patterns? What tips do you have? Let me know in the comments down below.
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You’re a pro at this, lady! I love a good print mix- so fun to see what pieces can mix and match together!
Le Stylo Rouge
Ashley, you are the sweetest thing! I loved trying to make a mix and matched outfit. Always a joy trying new things!
Your post title made me laugh! Indeed, sometimes too many patterns can make a person look crazy, but only TOO MANY :)) I love to match 1 or 2 patterns, usually not more. It depends, but if you find some sort of a balance between them, can look really chic! Thanks for sharing <3
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Thank you so much for your tips, Bri! I loved playing with the different patterns. Do you have any direct links to your mix-match outfits? I would love to see some of your creations!
Mixing prints is definitely tough for me, but I think you totally nailed it! Really loving the stripes with those army green pants!
Ahh, thank you so much Lauren! This outfit was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I’m so happy with the way it came out.
Love the fashion tips; you did a great job mixing up the prints! I agree, it’s always fun trying new things <3
Thank you so much, Jessy! Sometimes I feel like I get into an outfit rut so I like to try some funky challenges! It always helps me get out of that nasty mood!