If pattern mixing sounds overwhelming to you, don’t fret. Here are some pattern mixing basics. I hope these tips help you to find more outfit combinations using existing print pieces you may have.
Pattern Mixing Basics
Keep prints in the same color family. You can achieve a cool monochromatic look this way. Here I did stripes with stripes. This picture was also featured by LuLaRoe on their social media channels.
Pick 2 prints that have the same color. You can even add a 3rd. Finding some cohesion in the prints will help you easily pattern mix. Here I used initially used pink and black to tie the Lynnae top and Madison skirt together. I added the Sarah to coordinate with the green,
Think outside of the box for neutrals. Did you know that polka and animal print are great neutrals? I actually find now days it’s much easier to come up with an outfit using these as bases for my outfits.
You can easily pattern mix similar prints of different scales and sizes. Example: Two different size polkas can easily be patterned together. Here is another close up version of the pic above showing stripes with stripes. The LuLaRoe Sarah has small microstripes, while the LuLaRoe Maria dress has thin wide stripes.
Floral can easily pair with other floral or polka dots. This is one of my favorite combinations to do. This polka Lynnae top is one of my favorites and goes with so much!
When pattern mixing, you can break up patterns with a solid color waistband, like some of the LuLaRoe skirts like the Lola and Lucy, or use a belt. Here I used a silver belt to tie in the microstripes from the LuLaRoe Amelia dress with the gray from the pattern in the Sarah.
You can also look for some inspiration on my Pinterest board here. I have pics from LuLaRoe photo sessions along with various outfits of the day (OOTD) highlighting my personal style. I also love to browse fashion magazines and websites such as Polyvore. You can read my article about Polyvore HERE. Pattern mixing does not have to be overwhelming. Start with these tips to become a pattern mixing master.
Before I became a LuLaRoe retailer, my closet was pretty bland, with a ton of black, blue, and gray. My closet has since become an explosion of color. I love that LuLaRoe clothes can be super versatile and there are so many different ways to style the pieces that I have. Sometimes I choose to have muted look or I like pattern mix when I’m feeling bold. I am more confident in my style now.
For a styling session or if you need help with pattern coordination, contact me here and I can help with outfit inspiration.
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