Uncharacteristic Patterns…LOVE THEM!
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One loves a fabulous pattern…in the case of adding patterns one might think to play it safe and stick with that one pattern or texture.  I mean I am very much guilty of it, thinking I might be adding just a bit too much to the outfit.

Welp…I am here to tell you that adding pattern on pattern on pattern can be done…and it can be done in what you might think in an uncharacteristic way.

Mixing patterns in fashion can be a fun way to add interest and personality to your outfits, but it can also be a bit tricky to get right. 

Here are a few tips to help you mix patterns like a pro:

  • Start with a neutral base:
Begin with a basic, neutral piece like a white tee or black jeans to give yourself a solid foundation for your patterns.
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  • Vary the scale of the patterns:
Mix up patterns of different sizes and scales to create some contrast and balance. For example, try pairing a big floral print with a small polka dot pattern.

    • Stick to a cohesive color palette:
    Choosing patterns that share a common color or hue will help bring your look together and make it look more intentional.
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    • Mix different types of patterns:
    Don't be afraid to mix and match different types of patterns, such as stripes, florals, and geometric prints. Experiment with texture and contrast to create depth and interest.

        • Balance busy patterns with solids:
        If you're wearing a bold, busy pattern, balance it out with solid-colored pieces to create a more harmonious look. For instance, try pairing a striped top with solid-colored pants or a skirt.
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        • Use accessories to tie the look together:
        Accessories like belts, scarves, and bags can help bring your patterned pieces together. Look for accessories that incorporate one or more of the colors in your patterns.

          • Pay attention to the season:
          Different patterns work better during different seasons. For example, bright florals might work better during the spring and summer, while plaids and checks are perfect for fall and winter. Keep the weather in mind as you're choosing your patterns.
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          • Mix and match prints in the same color family:
          If you're just starting out with mixing patterns, try sticking to prints in the same color family. For instance, if you're wearing a navy blue floral dress, pair it with a striped navy and white cardigan. This will help you ease into pattern mixing without feeling overwhelmed.
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          • Experiment with textures:
          Mixing patterns doesn't have to be limited to prints. You can also mix different textures to create visual interest. For example, try pairing a tweed jacket with a silk blouse or a wool sweater with a denim skirt.

              • Consider the occasion:
              When mixing patterns, it's important to consider the occasion. For example, a bold, busy pattern might be perfect for a casual lunch with friends, but it might not be appropriate for a job interview or a formal event.
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              • Be confident:

              Remember that the most important thing when it comes to fashion is feeling confident and comfortable in what you're wearing. Don't be afraid to try different pattern combinations and find what works best for you.


              Here are some examples of female celebrities who are known for their ability to mix patterns with confidence and style:

              Tracee Ellis Ross: Tracee is a total fashion queen, and she's not afraid to mix bold prints and colors. She always looks stylish and put-together, but she also has fun with her fashion choices.

              Solange Knowles: Solange is a fashion icon in her own right, and she has a fearless approach to mixing patterns, textures, and colors. She's not afraid to take risks, and her outfits always make a statement.

              Zendaya: Zendaya is a rising star in the fashion world, and she's known for her edgy and eclectic style. She often mixes patterns and colors in unexpected ways, and she always looks confident and cool.

              Olivia Palermo: Olivia Palermo is a style icon, and she's known for her polished and refined fashion sense. She often mixes prints and textures, creating elegant and sophisticated looks that are timeless and chic.

              Rihanna: Rihanna is a fashion chameleon, and she's always changing up her style. She's known for her bold and daring fashion choices, and she often mixes prints and colors to create statement-making outfits.

              Alexa Chung: British model and TV presenter Alexa Chung is famous for her quirky and eclectic style, which frequently incorporates a mix of vintage and modern pieces. She is frequently spotted wearing outfits that mix patterns, pairing stripes with polka dots or floral prints with plaid.

              Lupita Nyong'o: Lupita Nyong'o is a red carpet favorite, and she's known for her bold and colorful fashion choices. She often mixes prints and colors in unexpected ways, creating outfits that are both elegant and playful.

              Blake Lively: Blake Lively is a fashion icon in her own right, and she's known for her glamorous and daring style. She often mixes prints and colors, creating outfits that are both elegant and eye-catching.

              Diane Kruger: German actress Diane Kruger is known for her impeccable sense of style, which often includes a mix of classic and modern elements. She has been seen wearing outfits that combine everything from bold florals and stripes to intricate lace and graphic prints.

              It’s all about experimenting and having fun with your personal style.

              So get out there and pattern up!


              Here are some types of patterns you will want to try and mix and match:











              Flame Stitch





              Greek Key






              Animal Prints 




              Polka Dots



              Tartan Plaid 





              Window Pane