Checks, stripes, dots, animal prints: combining different patterns and prints is a big fashion trend in 2020. So that the look looks creative instead of chaotic, there are a few things to consider. Our 5 tips for successful pattern mix styling
Checks, flowers, polka dots, animal patterns or stripes: Our favorite prints don’t just look great on their own – they can also make a lot of things, especially when combined. Because a mix of different patterns and prints makes every outfit immediately more creative and makes it an exciting eye-catcher. The mix of patterns requires a bit of courage, of course, but hardly anything can go wrong if you take the following tips into account:
Pattern mix: You should consider these 5 fashion tips
1. Set contrasts
Prints love contrasts. This means: eye-catching prints can be combined particularly well to create simpler patterns, large-area patterns can be combined particularly well with small-part prints.
2. Choose suitable colors
In order to bring a “red thread” in your look and to prevent the print mix from becoming too chaotic, the chosen patterns should come from a color world. If prints have at least one common color, they also harmonize with each other.
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3. Decide on a style
If you combine patterns with each other, you better do without a simultaneous mix of styles. Means: Chic check blazer for elegant floral dress works, the ladylike frill blouse with stripes for rotten sweatpants with leopard print looks more like a blind-in-the-closet.
4. Use accessories discreetly
If you are going full throttle with the pattern mix, you should confidently downshift one or two gears for jewelry, handbags and shoes, otherwise the look will quickly appear overloaded. If the patterns are very subtle, however, the fashionable companions may pop.
5. Know the mix maximum
First of all, sample mix beginners should not exaggerate: Three different prints in one look are the upper limit.
Pattern mix inspo: street style looks to imitate
Elegant in black and white and perfect for beginners with mixed patterns: Gala Gonzalez relies on the combination of flowers and checks. The brown handbag looks like a “cherry on top”.
Cool pattern mix look by Nina Suess: The influencer takes Tip 1 to heart and combines a dominant print (the green coat with a neon snake look) with a subtly floral patterned dress. In addition, all colors of the outfit harmonize with each other.
Beautiful and summery: stylist Denise Buschkuhle combines a green zebra print skirt with a color-coordinated Millefleurs blouse.
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Pattern mix in blue and black: stripes and flowers also harmonize perfectly if the color family is the same.
Stylish spot landing by Hedvig Opshaug. The influencer shows a nice combination of polka dots in small and large.
Dot, dot, comma, line: the black, white and red pattern mix outfit by designer Jeanette Madsen is finished.
Burberry checks for the trendy cow print? Clear! Because the pattern mix also works wonderfully with appropriate accessories.
Shades of Braun: Stylist Emili Sindlevs is a print professional and knows that despite a triple pattern mix – Snake meets Leo meets graphic print – her look is harmonious and harmonious.
Paisley pattern and stripes: In the case of model Elsa Hosk’s outfit, the “red” thread is purple.
Checks and flowers in subtle colors – plus a handbag and shoes in red: a subtle pattern styling by fashion professional Thora Valdimars.
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