Monday, 29 July 2013

When spots met stripes and other tales of pattern clashing

Forget the rules - mixing patterns is done better when you go bold. I've seen plenty of cases where ladies think they're living on the edge by clashing patterns but instead they look more "matchy matchy" than ever before.

Here is a rule you might find online I think you should completely ignore. Why? Because it's boring:
Use patterns from the same colour family.

Here are some suggestions that might help the pattern-clashing helpless:
Combine patterns of different scale and density; and
Include neutrals and solids to break up the patterns.

Some of my suggestions (all items sourced from ASOS):

Are you really brave/nuts? Add this:

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