Florals, stripes and animal print. I love wearing pattern and very often mix two or more together. I’m not one for clashing though. Not usually anyway. I like my prints to look cohesive and to compliment each other.
Pattern Mixing: The Easy Way
There are a lot of current designs that take the thought out of pattern mixing. There are so many dresses for example, with two or more prints. Much like this dress here. I wanted something new to wear for my afternoon tea at Bettys. A tea dress seemed the obvious choice and this mix and match midi caught my eye when I was scrolling through the Asos website. (By the way, it has since been reduced to £24.50 and is available in all sizes at the time of writing. It runs slightly large, so if you’re between sizes, I’d suggest sizing down).
The frill detail is obviously a different pattern to that of the main dress. But, as you can see the stems of the tulips on the main dress is navy, as is the background of the frill. Also, the blue of the main dress is echoed in some of the flowers in the frill. The prints are different but they have some common colours. This idea is easy to transfer to separates. So long as there is a common colour, two different prints are likely to work together very well.
Pattern Mixing: Choose An Accent Colour
I wanted to add a little more pattern and decided that the best way was to once again, choose a colour in the main dress. I picked the red of the tulips and added my striped bag, from Yoshi last year. (It’s sold out in this shape, but there are other styles in the same red and white striped leather).
To keep the look elegant and pulled-together, I wore red shoes and red earrings.
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