Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fashion Rules to Break: A Quick Mix

The Rule: Don’t mix patterns and prints

Break It: This rule may have spared a few retinas back in the ‘70s and ‘80s when designs were over-sized, abstract and sometimes jaw-droppingly ugly. Current patterns echo much older motifs and are classic rather than crass. Try matching the dominant color of two different patterns, or pair an over-sized print with a miniature one. A neutral-hued plaid coat over a delicate floral blouse looks timeless.


  1. I lurrrrrve mixing prints; I sketched some coordinating yet mismatched prints last night! You'd love them!