With the snow melting and my day full of dull chores like folding the laundry and grocery shopping, I felt inspired to brighten myself up with an outfit that screams for silliness. While it’s become more and more acceptable– even standard– to mix patterns in the fashion world, I rarely see it done in real life. Because of this, I grabbed stripes, leopard and plaid while getting dressed today; after all, what fun is one pattern when you can have three? (And how can you take yourself seriously when wearing enough seemingly unmatched items to blend in at an elementary school spirit week event?)
I was comfortable in this combination because the patterns all played into one another’s color families well. The black in the tee matches the black in the navy-and-black leopard hair scarf, which matched the deep shades of the plaid. It’s not a science, but it is a system– and I think it works pretty damn well, thankyouverymuch.
So, here’s the plan ladies: three patterns with related colors is a go. Need examples? ‘Kay.
Maybe this week I’ll be daring and jump up to four… Oh, how scandalous! (But seriously, what do you think is the limit? Which patterns do you love to match? I’m in search of inspiration!)