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! 

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