“I don’t consider my own clothing to be outrageous… The truth is that people just don’t have the same references that I do. To me it’s very beautiful and it’s art, and to them it’s outrageous and crazy” – Lady Gaga
In the past people followed fashion rules or guidelines but like everything, style has evolved and a common trend popping up is the mixture of patterns that would not normally ever been paired in the same outfit. This is a great technique if you are in need of an update to your clothing but do not have the budget to buy a bunch of new pieces. I stick with one rule when mixing and matching, keep the colors alike if you are going to clash the pattern. Keeping the same palate is appealing to the eye and will make your outfit look put together instead of a ‘hot mess’. Here are a few examples for women and men mixing and matching clothing. Enjoy, -Kelly
Stripes and Floral are a common mix, keeping the red in both patterns matching makes this outfit pop.
Another example, the gray in both pants and shirt make this one.
Different patterns of floral with the same pink color.
The black and white color combination is perfect for this spring look.
Great every figure!
Mixing of different sized polka dots with layering. I think this is the easiest one to try and experiment with.
A scarf is a great way to start mixing patterns. Its a piece that can be used for a pop of color and pattern
I love this look, a touch of dalmatian spot and a bold colorful stripe.
A Perfect work outfit.
With men it’s a subtle mix. This jacket is the perfect way to start for men, a piece that can be removed.
A good reference for trying to mix stripe on stripe for work- shirts and ties.
This look is for the bold dresser, ambitious for any guy.
Staying in classic colors that match work the best.
Love the polka dot shirt and a plaid tie. Good for casual or work.