STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pay Attention To Paisley

Style Advice of the Week

I know that I am one for patterns. I even go as far as pairing two patterns in the same outfit, but that’s just me. Different people have different ways of expressing their love of patterns. Through my past experiences with patterns, I have discovered the larger the pattern, the louder the pattern. The more detailed the pattern, the more the pattern starts to shy away.  For example, a shirt with a simple pattern, with each object being the size of a CD, is more noticeable than a pattern involving a complicated object, with each object being the size of an M&M. I have even ceased to notice that there even is a pattern on some pieces of clothing because the repeated object is so small and detailed.

Are patterns only made to be loud? If they are, why do small, detailed patterns exist? This Fashionista gave me my answer. Through this Fashionista’s paisley pants, I realized that detailed patterns create a surprise in an outfit and this surprise can bring as much awe to the viewer as a bold pattern can. The pants also emit a metallic shine through their slightly silver colour. This Fashionista pairs her pants with a gray Sherpa coat, beige tasseled loafers, an arrow necklace and a maroon Muse Magazine at Queen’s beanie.

If you are hoping to try out the small patterned look, then try these metallic patterned pants by 7 For All Mankind, this black and white option by Forever 21 or these blue and white patterned pants by Current/Elliot. These three patterns aren’t the boldest patterns out on the market, but they are still able to make an outfit exciting.


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