mixing ingredients

14 November 2010

Mixing patterns is so in right now. I’ve mentioned that in another post I believe. Sometimes, mixing can be a little over done though. So you have to find the right patterns and styles to put together an outfit. For instance, if you have a leopard print skirt, you could pair that with a little busy dark colored shirt. But then you would have to be careful with the shoes you use. The picture you see right above is exactly what not to do. One of the main rules is not to mix animal prints! If it looks wrong, it is wrong. Always go with your main instinct because otherwise you’ll have an outfit made up of clothing that looks like you found it in a cave. (Like my “similie”)? LOL.

I saw a very cute outfit the other day with mixing socks and heels because that’s also very in. Personally, I think it looks a little funny. Say if you have socks with smiley faces on them and them bedazzled heels, please don’t do that. But yeah, a little funky shoe with a simple sock definitely works!

1. Stay in the same color family. You want your patterns to have the same overall hue with certain colors found in each. Brown and orange plaid can work with a brown and orange floral design but will not work with pink and green roses.

2. Vary the pattern sizes. If your plaid happens to be large and loud, pair it with something that has a delicate pattern, like tiny roses with minuscule vines.
3. Accessorize. Patterns don’t have to be limited to tops and bottoms. You can mix more subtly with a scarf, shoes, hat or belt that plays on the patterns you’ve chosen.

4. Be scant with jewelry. Since your clothing is already making a bold statement, keep the jewelry simple and minimalistic. Do not wear giant baubles on top of two wild patterns or you could easily resemble a thrift store bin.

– Courtesy of Ehow.com
Accessorizing is also a fab way to mix patterns because accessories make such a statement.
P.S. Next post is about the main things I believe you should have in your wardrobe. Little black dress and heels, here we come! Stay fashionable, fashionistas!
Love, forever&always


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12 thoughts on “mixing ingredients”

    Well hello there Ms.Fashionioista!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Belles&Rebelles, and for your comment! So sweet!!! Thanks for including your link, too! I love your blog here and how you also include all aspects of fashion! AND THAT CAKE IN THE POST BELOW—YUM!! I am officially your newest follower! See you around xo



    i agree mixing patterns is the bomb! do u love suno's ss11 as much as me?! I have been wearing non-stop my elephant pattern bow tie with floral shirt and jacquard pants (mega smash of patterns) and looooving it!! also style bubble is rocking patterns in her last post mmmmmmmmm

    This is perfect, but I don´t usually dare to mix patterns. But I love the socks-shoes trend! Have a nice Monday!
    xoxo from Hannie

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