Mixing Patterns and Prints

I am on a journey to refine my personal style.  One trend I have always been interested in, but hesitant to try, is mixing patterns and prints.  Wearing mixed patterns and prints has intimidated me for various reasons.  For one, if done wrong, I fear looking like I was dressed by one of the pre-kindergarten students at my school.  The idea of mixing and matching diverse patterns and prints is a bit much.  But it’s a new year, and I am up for the challenge.  It’s time for me to step out of my comfort zone!  I am ready to restyle my wardrobe by recreating outfit combinations.

Mixing Patterns and Prints

Mixing Patterns and Prints

Mixing Patterns and Prints

After a little research, I am happy to write that I have calmed my fears and apprehension towards incorporating mixed patterns and prints in my daily wardrobe.  I have decided to take the first step and e-a-s-e myself into the trend gradually.  My hope is that by the spring/summer, I will be confident enough to rock the boldest mixed patterns and prints available…but time will tell!

Mixing Patterns and Prints

Mixing Patterns and Prints

In the meantime, I have decided to mix prints by blending varied black and white patterns with leopard accessories.  In a previous post, The Versatility of Leopard Print, I explained why I consider animal print, distinctively leopard, to be neutral.  Leopard print can complement a range of colors and patterns.  The fashion sites College Fashion and Style Context provide useful suggestions to assist in mixing patterns and prints to create a cohesive look.

Mixing Patterns and Prints

Mixing Patterns and Prints

Useful Tips to Mixing Patterns and Prints

Mix Master:  How to Mix Prints by Chriselle Lim

I wanted to include a video that offers advice when figuring out the best way to mix and match patterns and prints which are probably already in your closet.  I hope it is helpful…

Please continue to follow me on my journey of self-discovery.  I look forward to taking chances and developing the confidence to be daring when making style choices.  I hope to be fearless while fashionably exploring with garments in my wardrobe!

Are you bold enough to mix and match patterns and prints?

If so, please share your ideas…I look forward to reading them.

♥ Kimberly

What I Wore:  (click on each for further details)

Tuxedo Ankle Pant

Leopard Print Scarf

Emerald Leather Statement Clutch

Kelly Green Pumps

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