Tips on mixing different patterns and prints!

July 6, 2019

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Monika Grunwald Some Pop of Color how to mix floral patterns and leopard pattern in one outfit

 

Thinking outside the box in today’s post – yes, I am wearing bright colors (nothing new there), but I am almost never mix patterns so there I am! Stepped outside my comfort zone and I like it! LOL!

 

Nothing more easy/ breezy than wearing floral patterns in the summer, correct? Love these flowy pants in a fun floral pattern with the thick dark navy trim at the bottom. I don’t have to even say how comfortable they are because obviously even by the look of these you can tell they feel like pajama pants haha! I mean, barely feel them on my skin and they are perfect for a hot summer day!

 

My orange flats are perfect here – two vibrant colors mixed here together (yellow and orange) and they create a fun color combo. Obviously the floral pattern on my flats is tiny and some may not even notice it, but I thought the two florals looked great together and I went with it.

 

To top it off, I added a leopard print sweater and oh boy that sounded weird on paper to me at first haha! But then once I tried, I didn’t think the patterns competed… what’d ya think? Perhaps it’s because the sweater doesn’t introduce yet another color, but rather it almost feels like a continuation of the same color palette because the black and white sweater pattern picks up the black and white florals in the pants.

 

Word of advice when mixing patterns: 1. Mix patterns in the same or similar color palette. Even if the patterns are VERY different, the same/ similar color palette will help create a cohesive look.

2. Mix patterns that are of different size. If one pattern is quite large, add another that is small in scale. Like in my outfit here – florals on my pants are very large but the pattern on my flats is tiny and leopard print pattern is small in scale as well.

3. Another point is to wear the larger pattern in scale on the bottom (like my pants here). Not sure how to explain this one other than it just visually looks better and it’s how your eye easily travels up and down when looking at the patterned outfit with a larger scale pattern on the bottom.

 

Hope this helps and have fun mixing prints!

 

Wearing: Loft floral pants (60% off right now applied at checkout); Forever21 leopard print sweater (similar here and here); Sam Edelman floral flats (old, similar here); MVMT watch.

 

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