Jan14

The Power of Patterns

One look, four patterns.

Yesterday, I stepped out of my comfort zone. I’m usually a solids kind of person. But I mixed it up with a mess of patterns. Normally, if I do wear a pattern, it’s just one. And a bold one at that. Mixing and matching a bunch of little patterns together can be risky. You can easily come off like a vagrant wearing every last scrap of clothing you own. Or, you can look like an art teacher who went to Woodstock version 1.0. But, if you do it right, it’s possible to make the look work. I don’t know what got into me when I paired my big, boho mama skirt (FYI if I could LIVE in these hippie dippy schmattas, I totally would.) with a pattern tank and threw on my DVF leopard tote. I also had on my Zingara animal-print halter bikini, which was peeking out of the top of my tank. This whole mix and match fiesta was really fun. I’ll be sure to do it again. Hopefully, the pairing will go as well as this one.

Here are a few pieces I think would also work together for a pattern parade.

Pair this Forever 21 print top (which you’d better dry clean after because you know it will die in the wash) ….

With these pattern Milla pants from J Brand.

Cap off with this red scarf from Theodora & Callum for a mish mosh of patterns that work well together.