Truly Yours, A.: How to Mix Patterns like a Pro

How to Mix Patterns like a Pro

I love pattern mixing because it's a great way to get more wear out of the items in your wardrobe. Fall is such an amazing time to practice pattern mixing with all the layers we wear. I've been asked a couple times "How do you know what patterns go together?" or "How can I incorporate more patterns into my wardrobe?" There is no definitive answer and most times I stumble over my words trying to find the right thing to say. I took a while to gather my thoughts on pattern mixing and I'm sharing my top tips with you today. Continue reading to see how I mix patterns like a pro!
I love pattern mixing because it's a great way to get more wear out of the items in your wardrobe. Fall is such an amazing time to practice pattern mixing with all the layers we wear. I've been asked a couple times "How do you know what patterns go together?" or "How can I incorporate more patterns into my wardrobe?" There is no definitive answer and most times I stumble over my words trying to find the right thing to say. I took a while to gather my thoughts on pattern mixing and I'm sharing my top tips with you today. Continue reading to see how I mix patterns like a pro!

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / EarringsKendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'
Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'
Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'
Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'



KEEP YOUR LOOK MONOCHROMATIC

As you can see, this is one of my favorite ways to mix patterns. Keeping patterns in the same color palette is a great way to introduce pattern mixing into your wardrobe. You can replicate my look with stripes, plaid, herringbone - all the fun fall patterns! See how I mixed plaid and herringbone here for an easy beginner pattern mixing look.

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

LEOPARD IS A GREAT STARTING POINT

No, I'm not exaggerating when I saw leopard print is basically a neutral and goes with everything. It's great for adding a pop of pattern to an outfit AND combining with other prints for a trend-savvy look! If you're not ready to dive headfirst into incorporating leopard into your wardrobe, try a spotted clutch for a peek of this exotic kitty print. The most popular pick comes from Clare V, but if you're looking for a less expensive version try this leopard calf hair clutch from Sole Society!

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

TAKE A CHANCE

At the end of the day pattern mixing is all about doing what feels right to you. Being comfortable and confident in your picks is half the battle when it comes to making this trend work for you. Go out on a limb and create outfits that are a bit outside of the box, but only if they're in your comfort zone. Honestly, pattern mixing is all about doing what makes you comfortable! I never would have thought to pair this striped LOFT top with this striped LulaRoe 'Cassie' skirt a few years ago. These days I'm feeling more confident in my fashion choices so I went out on a limb and paired the two.

Jacket: H&M / Top: LOFT (old - similar) / Skirt: LulaRoe 'Cassie' c/o / Boots: H&M / Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Lety' / Necklaces: Kendra Scott 'Debra' & 'Mackenzie'

My LulaRoe 'Cassie' skirt was another great pick from Shannon and Meg who I mention in last week's 3 Tips for Styling a LulaRoe Carly for Fall post. This black and white striped beauty fit perfectly into my wardrobe and I can't wait to find different ways to wear it all fall long! Thank you so much to these ladies for sponsoring these posts and converting me into a true LulaRoe fan! For more information about LulaRoe or if you have any questions about how you can order some items, visit Meg & Shannon’s Facebook page here, their Instagram here or you can shoot them an email at lularoeshannonandmeg@gmail.com.
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