November 21, 2012

Three Easy Rules to Pattern Mixing

This might be a little wild for some, but why this outfit works {if you dare} comes down to three easy rules...  Because each piece contains the same color comb {navy + white in this case}, the two items flow together. And with one pattern being a smaller scale {the polka dots} than the other, they don't compete. Then to really pull the two patterns into an outfit, pops of color in the same hue family break it up.  

For all you who love an infographic (who doesn't?!):

Keep reading to see more of this outfit, and if you like it, pin it!  

Want more pattern mixing outfit ideas: Try here, here and here.

For this outfit, I wore a Gap polka dot shirt {similar via Target or Old Navy}, skirt from last Spring ASOS, new{ish} beloved wedges from Piperlime, my new bag (similar) and gifted scarf. 

Don't forget to share these easy rules for anyone else who might not realize how easy mixing patterns can be! 



  1. Really great recommendations on how to mix patterns! I love doing it and this is so much fun!

    Haute Child in the City

  2. This is bold, but you ALWAYS look so put-together! So creative. Happy Thanksgiving, Megs!

  3. This is so great! I adore pattern mixing:) Yoou look amazing in the stripes, polka dots and burgundy tights/booties. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  4. i love polka dots and stripes... and stripes and florals! :)

  5. I def. pinned this for future reference. Pattern mixing can be easy to mess up but your tips make it seem approachable. Well done!


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