Keep reading to learn more about mixing & matching patterns!
Fun, flirty and feminine—no pattern does it quite like florals. This season, the name of the game is big and bold. Think: less “Couch-Cover-Chic” and more “Dancing-on-the-Riviera.” Pair a ladylike skirt with a structured top, statement bag and stacked-heel sandals for a look that’s a million miles from being a wallflower.
Warmer winds are inspiring us to change our stripes. When it comes to most patterns, size makes all the difference in making or breaking the vibe you’re going for. While we love a good pinstripe, this season’s pattern is wider, mixed, and faded, creating the ultimate modern boho look. Relax the pant leg and pair with a light, breezy top and natural bag for a style that’s boardwalk, not boardroom.
Leave it to one of our favorite fashion icons, Jenna Lyons, once said, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” We couldn’t agree more! If animal prints were a person, it could hang out in any crowd—talk about wild. Equally welcome in all looks from classic and buttoned-up to boho and ultra-laidback, these prints go with everything. Our favorite way to start off with this print? Wear it with a white tee and jeans and pepper in this print with a belt, bag or shoes.
If you’re looking to put some prep in your step this season, then polka dots are your go-to pattern. The larger the dot, the more vintage the vibe. Since the preppy look is all about tailoring and structure, stick to a small dot on a dark color. Mix some shorts with a classic denim jacket for a look that’s comfy, casual, and super clean.
If you would say your personal style is a little more inspired by the outdoors, easy pieces and flowy silhouettes, boho prints just might be your spirit pattern. Think: watercolors, paisley, stamped prints and even flora. We like to pair these with breezy pieces like linen pants and shorts, midi skirts and distressed jeans.
3 Easy Tips to Pair Prints
As the old saying goes, you can’t ever have too much of a good thing. When it comes to mixing and matching prints and patterns, we couldn’t agree more. Here are a few simple guidelines to master your mixing.
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1. Keep your eye on the size
When mixing things up, pick the print you want to focus on and start there. That’s your “hero.” For example, let’s say you’re going with a statement floral dress. This pattern should be the biggest, and all others (i.e. on your jacket or sash) should be smaller in size.
2. Stick to the story
Staying in a singular palette will keep your outfit from looking thrown together. If your hero piece is warm and bright, reach for complementary patterns that are in the same color story.
3. When in doubt, stay neutral
Neutrals are anything but boring, but they are safe. If you’re rocking a mixed print as your hero piece, neutral patterns (like black, white, tan, cream) are an easy addition and will bring your look down to earth.
What’s your favorite print? Schedule your Fix and ask your Stylist to include them in your Fix Note!