Hey everyone, it’s Sophie from The Forge again.
Wow, another month has blown by so fast. This month is special to me because
it’s my little man’s birthday month. He turns one this weekend and I am still
amazed how quickly this past year has gone by. But enough of that mushy stuff…
if you’re interested in more you will most likely find tons of it on my blog
very own take on pattern mixing. Pattern mixing can be a somewhat scary and
daunting thing for a lot of ladies out there, especially when you look at what’s been going down the fashion runways lately. That really shouldn’t scare you off though because pattern mixing can be simplified to fit your everyday needs quite easily. Plus, it is a ton of fun :)
mixers without even realizing it. A floral dress with a striped handbag, a
striped skirt, white tee and a dotted scarf?
basis and yes, they are considered pattern mixing. If you’re really
apprehensive about mixing your patterns and haven’t even done these before,
this is probably the best way for you to start. The effect is subtle but it’s there and you don’t have to worry that you’re overdoing it. And as a bonus, you probably already have everything you need to pattern mix in that closet of yours. Don’t you love it when you don’t have to go out and spend any money to create a few new outfits?
If you’re already bored of the beginning pattern
mixing stage, how about taking it a step further with these options?
patterned handbag that ties in the same color of the skirt you’re wearing will do
just that. Also make sure to keep your textures to a minimum. A pleated skirt
shouldn’t be paired with a heavy knit cardigan or a ruched blouse when you’re
my own outfits I am also one to stick to the shapes and patterns that I know
look good on me. Anyone else addicted to stripes? Well, my closet includes an overabundance of stripes so I like to pattern mix different stripes together.
If you’re not really comfortable
with pattern mixing (yet) but want to give it a try, make sure to stick to the
shapes and patterns that you love and that flatter you most. You will feel so much more comfortable and be able to wear you new look with confidence.
it comes to pattern mixing is to stay away from too many accessories. I am more of
minimalistic dresser and don’t wear much jewelry at all. When pattern mixing,
you want those patterns to speak for themselves instead of having the focus
diverted to a bright necklace and big earrings on top of that attention
make them part of your pattern mixing and don’t go overboard – less is more.
One final rule I always follow: Never wear more then 3 patterns in the same outfit!
Thanks for letting me share my take on pattern mixing and hopefully you feel inspired to put together a few new outfits this week.