HOW TO WEAR PATTERNS + PRINTS + FRINGE
There is something so fun about mixing patterns, prints and fringe.
Fall is the perfect time to experiment in this realm. If the idea of mixing and matching all of the above scares you, here are some tips on how to achieve a mixed and matched look that is cohesive:
1. COLOR FAMILY
A really easy way to mix and match prints and patterns is to stick with 1 color pallet. In the look above I kept the base within warm neutral browns. Throwing in shades from cream to dark chocolate and everything in between. This allowed the blanket shawl to stand out against the subtle print in the dress. I then tied the look together by wearing my red glasses to pull out the accent red in the shawl.
2. PATTERN PRINT SIZE
You don't want pattern and print size to fight or blend in. If one of my prints is large in scale, I try to keep my patterns 1 step down, so a medium scale. If I am working with a small print, I don't want my secondary print to be any bigger than a medium. This helps so that neither print is too overwhelming against the other.
3. PATTERN AND PRINT GENRE
You can always experiment and have fun with mixing prints, but an easy way to put together a look like this is staying within the genre of print. For instance, this look is extremely boho and earthy as opposed to geometric shapes (think stripes and polka dots) or dainty romantic florals (paisley or brocade). You can't go wrong working with prints that compliment one another!
There you have it! Three easy steps to get your feet wet in mix'n'matching. Remember to have fun. That is what it is all about and if you are nervous about a look test it out on the weekend casually before taking it out on the town.
I would love to see what you create! Make sure to tag #sararoseontheroad on Instagram so I can see :)