Pairing different patterns with different textures was something we embraced last spring and it's back in full swing for fall. Patterns, textures and fabrics can be mixed to create the ultimate fall look, while also giving your ensemble a complex and fashionably diverse look.
Today's Fashionista wore a dress composed of different fabrics and textures. This dress is complex and definitely gives her an edge up on the transition from summer to fall fashion. I love the coral pink and nude colors used to show the variation of fabric. The bottom of her dress is ruffled and the top is sheer chiffon. Mixing and matching can be subtle with different fabrics, or you can indulge in it by mixing patterns, fabrics and textures all together.
Mixing prints isn't an easy task, so when you decide to pair them together, use one soft tone and one bold tone with similar colors. My favorite prints to mix-match are floral and stripes. When pairing stripes with another pattern, use bigger and thicker stripes to reduce the business that smaller, more repetitive stripes would add.
Matching colors can also be tricky; my advice is to either match colors next to each other on the color wheel, or match colors opposite of each other. An example of an analogous color scheme would be blue, blue violet and violet. A complimentary color scheme would be purple and yellow or orange and blue.
Pairing different textures of fabric together isn't as complicated as pairing colors and patterns together. This technique can create dimension and give your look an edge with simple steps. Two different textures gave today's Fashionista her back-to-school outfit a fashion-forward look. Think polka-dots and lace!