STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Playful with Patterns

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Playful with Patterns

Hey Fashionistas/os! Today I want to talk about the art of mixing—mixing patterns, that is. This widely discussed fashion statement can be worn by anyone—take Beyonce, for example, who wears mismatched prints—but not without some serious thought being put into the outfit. There has been a lot of back and forth about whether pattern mixing is friend or foe, and today I’m here to set the record straight. The right combination of color, print and size might actually be rocket science, but this Fashionista made it look effortless.

This week’s style advice comes straight from the Fashionista herself: pattern mixing can easily be done in any outfit. If you’re working with patterns of different sizes, mixing them works best when the patterns aren’t right next to each other. Her dark wash denim creates the perfect barrier between flirty floral and fierce cheetah. Be sure to keep the colors of one print neutral to allow one or more bright colors in the second print. The neutral colors of these booties make it easy to add the bright pinks in the blouse without creating too much distraction. This Fashionista also snuck another pop of cheetah print in with her fabulous shades. Together, these pieces create a perfect outfit for the transition into fall that is upon us.

The consensus is in: pattern mixing is a statement to make. Who ever said an outfit can only have one focal point? Get creative and let your next experiment with pattern mixing prove any doubters wrong.

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