mix it up!

One of the hottest things around right now is mixing patterns.  I think a lot of people are afraid of mixing patterns but it really is fun and easy once you get the hang of it.

Some rules for mixing patterns when you are a newbie:

  • Keep the colors in the same family.  As you get braver, you can start mixing blue stripes with orange polka dots.
  • Only use two patterns per outfit.  You want to look effortless.  And until you get the hang of it, keep it down to two.
  • Don’t worry if your colors don’t match exactly.  Have fun with it!

By the way, J. Crew has a big sale going on right now.  Take an extra 30% off final sale items!  Shop here until January 20.  At checkout, use code STYLEFIND.  Happy shopping!

Mixing 1

Mixing 2

3 thoughts on “mix it up!

  1. You could say I’m one of those types who play it safe and don’t mix and match very often (okay, maybe never) unless I’m sleep deprived. 😉 However, I really like your combinations up there. My favorite is the first one with the polka dot skirt and striped top!

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