TREND: Playing with Patterns

We are quickly approaching the end of fall and the beginning of another chilly Bloomington winter. This means we have to put away all of our fun textures, patterns, and colors, and settle for over-sized coats, right? WRONG! Though the weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, you don’t have to compromise your wardrobe. The Fashionista featured here clearly shows how to look stylish in any temperature.

Sporting multiple patterns and textures, this Fashionista was spotted on her way to the bus stop. Each of the pieces in her outfit has a great deal of character on its own. However, she decided to put them all together to make an interesting and creative overall look. Some may be apprehensive about pairing patterns with other patterns, but a quick tip to remember is to match multiple patterns that have similar or the same colors. She did this well by matching patterns with similar tones of black, white, and blue. She also played with various textures, like fur and soft cotton. Altogether, this Fashionista put muliple extraordinary pieces together for one cohesive ensemble.

To achieve this kind of pattern on pattern expertise, remember to only use patterns with similar colors. It is also a good idea to match patterns in different sizes. For example, if you have a large floral print top, pair with a smaller print on bottom. To try out playing with multiple patterns and textures, take a look at this outfit from Free People. Also try this pre-made look created by J.Crew. Both looks work well with different textures and patterns and could be just what you are looking for!
 

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