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Four Tips for Mixing Patterns

Hello Beauties,
I hope you guys are having a wonderful day and an awesome beginning of 2014!  In case you missed my guest post in NYC Fit Food and Fashion!  Here it is!

I am in love with the mixing patterns trend!  And I just thought I’ll share with you guys a few tips and tricks to mixing patterns!

  1. Color palette
  2. Size of patterns
  3. Fit/ Structure of the pieces
  4. Pulling it all together
What do I mean by color palette?
It means that the colors in both of your patterned pieces should somewhat match or one or both of the pattern pieces should be neutral colored.  Clashing colors on various patterns will create clashing outfits, and that is not a very pretty sight because the patterns could overwhelm you.
Why does the size of patterns matter?
The size of the patterns you’re mixing together matters because huge patterns on top of huge patterns will swallow you up!  You can mix big patterns with small patterns or small patterns with small patterns for a cute look.
What are the fit or structure of your pieces?
When mixing patterns its important not to go too oversized.  I know, I’m a sucker for oversized things too, but when mixing patterns the oversized look could look too overwhelming especially for those more petite sized.  Try something that is more fitted or only slightly oversized, so that when the patterns are mixed you still look put together and polished.
How do you pull the whole outfit together?
After mixing your patterned pieces, it is important that you finish off the look with some neutral pieces.  With a dress or skirt, pair the outfit with black tights and black shoes to elongate your legs.  Or if you’re wearing pants, pair the outfit with a nude pump or any neutral flat or heel.  When mixing patterns keep the accessories to a minimum because the mixture of patterns is enough of a statement.
All right, that’s it!  I hope your guys have some fun with mixing patterns!  I would love to check out some of your ideas!  Put the link below to your blog or your instagram, so I can check out your outfit!  Love your guys so much!  I’ll talk to you guys soon!  Bye!
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