One of the newest, yet hardest, trends to master this past season was pattern-blocking. The 2011 theme of color-blocking has spilled over into a more vibrant trend of mixing colors and patterns together. The key is to choose patterns and colors that don’t match, but that create a complementary look. Well, easier said than done.
Although it seems easy to style a variety of patterns that have similar colors together, the true idea is to choose patterns that have different colors, but still complement each other. This Fashionista did just that. Her gold spiked flats, black and white striped leggings, army green top and neon orange Homiès beanie each bring different colors, textures and patterns together to create the perfect example of pattern- and color-blocking.
This Fashionista’s secret was to go for a theme. She chose to go for an army look by matching her dark green top with a neon orange beanie. In my opinion, her bright beanie is not what made her stand out; it’s what pulled her outfit together.
Now, I know neon orange isn’t the easiest color to style with, but just Google pictures of celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne to see them rocking the same Brian Lichtenberg beanie for some inspiration!
I suggest matching neon orange with darker colors like this Fashionista did to make it your standout piece. To go for a fresher look, match it with a simple white ensemble and a complementary pattern.
You’ve got time, Fashionistas/os! Beanie weather is quickly approaching, so before winter creeps up on us, plan an outfit using pattern-blocking and top it off with a bright beanie like this one!