I just love combining lots of different patterns, prints and textures. Mixing it up and not looking crazy in the process isn’t too hard if you follow a couple of tips for making all of that print and pattern work well together.
[Clockwise from top left: Grey Dot Napkins by dotandarmy; Snake Sachet by Gardenmis; Small Dot Labels by SlugBugNoHitBacks; Floral Tech Case by Threadful; Floral Ribbon by STORYBOX22; Striped Straws from pebblesinmypockets; Dot Plate by urbanester; Gold Ampersand by FieldMarketSunday]
When mixing patterns in my home, I like to use similar prints, but in different scales. Mixed florals are pretty together and create a quirky, feminine look. Dots in two sizes could be preppy or sleek, depending on what you mix it with. Add textured and interesting solids for a pulled together and dimensional look.
[Clockwise from top left: Paisley Scarf from joyofvintagewithsam; Olive Twill Jacket from Gintro; Geo Earrings by moonlightforviolet; Rose Clutch by CrystalMoonCat; Calfhair Clutch by linmade; Stacked Bangles by OOAKjewelz; Needlepoint belt from NeedleYou; Stripe Dropwaist Dress from ReverseChronology; Chambray Shirt from CarnivalOfTheManiac; Snake Bracelet by RebekeJewelryShop]
Pattern mixing in an outfit is so fun and easily done! Go chic with paisley and floral, go boho with geometrics and animal print, or mix it all up and come out looking ever better than before. Start with something easy and grounded, like stripes. Layer on textured solids like chambray or twill, plus lots of awesome accessories in complimenting colors, and you’ve got it made.
[Clockwise from top left: Striped Socks by irinabelyaeva; Madras Fabric from CuteBrightFun; Seersucker Tie from HandmadebyEmy; Chambray Pocket Square by FoxandBrie; Leather Tech Case by LUSCIOUSLEATHERNYC; Gingham Tie by HandmadebyEmy; Striped Canvas Shoes from Scarlettos; Plaid Bow Tie by SouthernBeaus]
For men, a few simple accessories and, again, some solids to ground, pull off this look seamlessly. Throw in some rustic leather and chambray to keep it all feeling masculine.
Whatever types of patterns appeal to you at home or in your style, you can feel confident that mixing them together and forming a strong new look is achievable this spring.