Monday, 23 September 2013

You Voted - Best Pattern Combination: Floral & Stripes

Mixing prints can be a somewhat tricky trend, which often result in wrong combinations that don't look that good. This is why most people say they'd never do it. But seriously, it can look amazing if done correctly!

We conducted a poll on our forum about your favorite pattern combination between the following print mixes: Stripes & Floral, Geometric & Chevron, Animal Print & Polka Dots and Checks & Stripes.. And the winner is .. Stripes & Floral Combination!

So we are giving you some tips on how to update your look and combine together the two of the hottest trends of 2013.

1. Keep it in the same color palette.
The key to mixing stripes and floral prints is to keep them in the same color palette. Pull colors from your floral print and pair it with an striped item with one or two of those colors.

2. Space the patterns out
There is no need to wear a patterned skirt with a patterned jacket, or top. Sometimes mixing a top or skirt with patterned shoes can create an ultimate chic style.

3. Use accessories wisely
Accessories can balance an outfit. Using a belt to break up two different patterned pieces can work really well, as can colored shoes or a neutral purse. Just be careful not to overdo it, because the focus of the outfit is the pattern, not the accessories.

4. Be yourself
Remember there are so many styles to find and wear - if one thing doesn't suit you then another will and if you want to try something different, you can.

If you have some extra tips you'd like to share, please write them in the comments below.


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