By Justine Mercer. Mixing pattern and texture can be a little tricky, but if it is done properly you will look like a million bucks! It’s important to use the trial and error process to see if the outfit will work for you, otherwise you may leave the house in a very overwhelming outfit which can come across as a tad bit tacky. If you’re daring enough to try it here are some tips on mixing pattern and texture:
▪ Use colours from the same colour family so your outfit will tie in together (if you are wearing a striped grey/pink top, your bottom should have bits of grey or pink to tie in)
▪ Add neutral solids to your outfit (if you are going to mix pattern/texture on top and bottom add a solid coloured bag and shoe so your outfit isn’t too overwhelming)
▪ Always mix patterns of different sizes and density to keep a well balanced look (mix small prints with large prints/heavy fabrics with lighter weight fabrics)
▪ Avoid matching head to toe (do not wear a leopard print top with leopard print bottom, this will not look flattering – instead try leopard print with stripes for a more balanced look)
Remember: Pattern and texture will add interest to your look so don’t be shy, just be creative and have fun with it!
About Justine Mercer:
Fashion Consultant, Justine Mercer operates Truthfully Styled Fashion Consulting, a company dedicated to providing woman with the confidence they deserve. Justine believes that fashion is personal and should be used to express your unique and creative qualities. Justine can be reached at email@example.com or on Facebook.