Ep 74 Simple Tips for Mixing Patterns

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This week’s Office Hours question comes from Heidi, who asked:

How can I wear patterns together to look stylish and complementary as opposed to just looking like a busy mess?

Five Simple Tips for Mixing Patterns Successfully

  1. Start with Stripes

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2. Choose a Dominant Color

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3. Play with Scale

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4. Separate Your Prints

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5. Let the Pros Do It!

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Plus, in the episode, I share the real women women aren’t mixing patterns–they don’t have the right stuff!

Start with these 5 pieces to make pattern mixing easy!

Gingham Shirt: Amazon  –  JCrew Factory  –  Talbots  –  Kohls  –  Nordstrom

Stripe Tee  JCrew  – Everlane  – Boden  – Target

Leopard Shoes:  Amazon  –  DSW  –  Nordstrom  – Kohl’s

Bold Layer Nordstrom  –  H&M  –  Ann Taylor  – Target  –  Old Navy

Small Scale Pants:  Gap Factory  – White House Black Market  –  Old Navy  –  Express  –  Modcloth

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