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Mastering Pattern Mixing: 12 Simple Rules to Elevate Your Style

If you have ever watched some people put an outfit on and thought to yourself, ‘How do they do this?’ you are in the right place. This is where pattern mixing comes in handy and adds depth, dimension, and personality to the outfits making you more confident in your fashion choices. Here are the incredible 12 secrets you are about to discover so that you can learn how to mix patterns like a pro easily.


Start with the Basics: 

The first thing that will help you be equipped and ready to mix the patterns, is to familiarize yourself with different types of patterns. For example, the stripes and conventional flower prints, the modern geometrics and dots all add their unique appeal to the equation of fashion. It is always wise to devote some time to experience the different patterns before identifying a range that is appealing to your style.


Embrace Contrast: Mixing Prints with Varying Scales

If done right, combining patterns can only go well and one of the key aspects is to work with contrast. Never wear ensembles that are the same size as your outfit as this is boring, but instead, wear prints that are different in size for depth on your outfit. For instance, wear a big flowery shirt with a small polka dot skirt as this will achieve a playful and balanced style. You should try to include patterns that clash to make your outfits more energetic and attention-grabbing.


Stick to a Unified Color Palette

When mixing several patterns, continuity should be preserved with the help of a consistent color scheme. Be sure to opt for patterns that are either of the same shade or have colors that are opposite on the color wheel so you can easily create a theme out of it. For instance, wear a striped blouse with a floral skirt but in similar colors to create a balanced look. It helps maintain an intentional and well-coordinated appearance instead of making the outfit appear to be mismatched.


Anchor with Neutrals: Adding Balance with Solid Pieces

To avoid a situation where your outfit is overpowered by patterns, ensure you incorporate some solid items in a neutral color. Limit the use of bright colors and instead opt for such colors as black, white, gray, or beige to help balance the fabrics while bringing out the beauty of the patterns. For instance, one can wear a patterned blazer along with well-fitted neutral trousers and a plain-colored shirt for a smart appearance.


Mix Textures for Added Dimension

Do not just wear a combination of patterns in your clothing, but try to add different textures to your outfit. Combining versatile textures is the key to making your outfit captivating and taking it from mere mainstream to fabulous. Try layering different types of materials such as silk, denim, lace, and wool to achieve an eye-catching and textured outfit.


Play with Proportions: Balancing Boldness

For instance, combine a bold leopard print blouse with a thin pinstripe skirt for a tasteful look that is proportional. It also creates contrasts and yet the overall attire is well balanced, with regards to the proportions that you choose to use.


Layer with Confidence: Adding Depth with Accessories

One thing that defines pattern mixing is accessorizing. Wearing scarves, belts, and jewelry adds to heighten the thickness of fabrics and the overall quality of the clothing worn. Layer statement pieces such as a thick necklace or printed scarf on your outfit to easily blend the patterns with much elegance. For that sparkle, you could consider wearing Moissanite jewelry as an addition to the glamor and elegance.


Mix in Monochrome: Creating a Bold Statement

Monochrome patterns give a stylish way to add a statement piece to your outfit. What you get by mixing different tones of one color is an overall look and feel that is professional and lends itself to being dramatic. For instance, it is possible to put on the striped black and white coarse blouse with the polka dot gray skirt for a modern and stylish look. This harmonious play on monochrome not only speaks of your fashion knowledge but opens a completely new direction in your outfit. Playful and chic, monochrome patterns make it easy for you to design trendy outfits without much effort. Whether it is to work or to a club, making use of monochrome patterns is an excellent way to turn heads with your style and leave a statement.


Experiment with Unexpected Pairings: Pushing the Boundaries

Never think that you can combine only similar patterns; it is an excellent idea to be creative and use unconventional patterns. Combining elements that one hardly associates with each other brings a specific charm and non-conformity to the audience, which in turn allows you to stand out. For example, it is possible to combine a striped blouse with camouflage print skirts to look unique as your outfits will be unusual but fashionable. You should be free to express yourself and wear clothes that reflect your personality.


Confidence is Key: Own Your Look with Conviction

Above all, confidence is perhaps the most vital thing when it comes to pattern mixing. Be sure and confident about it; one is a master of one’s appearance. Every woman wants to dress well and look good for people to notice you, and this makes a lot of sense. Don’t be afraid of being different, go ahead, mix your style, and try something new. Just to remind you fashion is all about expressing one’s personality, so let your clothes do that for you.


Practice Makes Perfect: Refining Your Technique

Like any other skill, practice is key to perfecting the art of pattern mixing. Do not despair if the first attempts do not end in success or look like what you wanted. Just keep on practicing, tweaking, and developing your style and approach. As you continue practicing the task, it becomes easier for one to notice the favorable combinations and one becomes more of a pattern-mixing expert.


Final Thoughts

As you follow these twelve rules and try to be as creative as possible, your sense of style will be enhanced and turn heads in any direction. And finally, emancipate yourself and let those creative juices flow when dressing – be proud of your individuality and confidence.

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