You would be surprised at how often I get asked the question, “What is the rule for mixing patterns?”. My answer is that I have no effing clue. I just mix and then if it looks good I keep it on and if it doesn’t then I change it up. I realize this is not a scientific or very satisfying answer but that’s the truth.
Lately I’ve been drawn to mixing patterns in one color palette for whatever reason and here I go again, looking half like a crazy person and half stylish. That juxtaposition seems to be quite a theme for me lately. This silk striped shirt has been on repeat over the last month or two (also worn here) and for some reason I always want to pair it with another pattern.
Does anyone else out there have a good rule for pattern-mixing?
Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography.
That’s very bold, to mix up 3 completely different patterns! And it looks amazing! Love it!
Love the match up of the blue tones.
I usually only pair two different patterns together, but I actually really love how this outfit of three looks on you! May have to try upping my number of patterns and see what it looks like on me!
This is SO fun! It looks so cute together!
I love how you mixed three patterns…I’m always weary to try even two!
Love all the shades of blue (my favorite color)! I recently just stepped out of my comfort zone and mixed up the patterns. I admit, I felt a little funny at first but now I don’t feel so awkward. I’m a fan of mixing print on print…I love stripes on stripes these days.
What a fun combo-I don’t know if I’d be gutsy enough to combine all of these, but it totally works!
So many hues of blue! Love the look, lady.
Love this look! My rule of thumb when mixing patterns is generally pair a big pattern with a small one (i.e. bold stripes with a floral) and when in doubt, keep it in the same color palette.
That’s a good rule. I’m going to use that when people ask now 🙂 Thank you!