Pattern Frenzy: Mix and Match Patterns like a Pro
This season, everyone can be an artist. The Pattern Frenzy trend is about fearless self-expression using impactful pattern-play to create a style you can call your own. The looks revolve around drama and re-imagining the patterns of your childhood through a sophisticated adult lens. The four key patterns of the season are: florals, animal prints, checker prints, and stripes. Wear them all together by incorporating the following guiding principles.
Play with Colour
If you pick a piece where the dominant colour(s) match perfectly, you’ve already mastered pattern mixing 101. The stark whites and carbon black in PINK TARTAN’s 3/4 Bell Sleeve Shirt and its Prince of Wales Pant beautifully connects the pieces. Though the shirt has vertical stripes and the pant has a checker pattern, the bang-on colour matching instantly provides a sophisticated pairing.
Play with Scale
Tiny stripes paired with bold flowers mimics the relationship between neutrals and bold solid colours. The stripes can act as a neutral, while a more dramatic design can act like a solid punch of colour and a focal point. Guillaume’s Printed Peplum Top with Three-Quarter Sleeves and Mr. Max’s Alexa Striped Pant lets you sport a bold floral-dominant top with a striped pant that works beautifully as a casually cool look.
Play with Texture
Cheetah is a timeless print that does not necessarily have to be worn in small doses. For big impact that remains refined, try pairing a satiny-textured coat such as Brian Bailey’s Collection Topper Coat in cheetah print with Tiana B.’s Printed Jersey Dress with Bell Sleeve.
As you play with pattern mixing, you can start to incorporate multiple rules to nail your look every time. If you’re feeling adventurous, play with small scale floral print blouse, with a large scale colour-coordinated checkerboard bottom in a different texture. Most importantly, have fun with your looks!
Shop some of our Pattern Frenzy pieces, available at TSC – Today’s Shopping Choice.