posted on 14 Nov, 2011
Similar to the fear of colours, many people fear combining patterns as well and thus, the “fake” rule of only wearing one pattern at a time has been ingrained in our minds.
Men in Patterned outfit
(Image taken from attitude4business.com)
Mixing patterns can be a very sophisticated and fashion-forward look (only if you have the know-how to pull it off). Here are six advices to help you begin with:
1. Mix patterns from the same colour family
Using hues from one main colour when mixing patterns can create a very subtle look.
2. Think of some patterns/textures as solid
Some patterns are small enough and understated that the eye can view them as a solid, even though they are really not.
3. Look for patterns that complement each other
4. Do not go out head-to-toe in one pattern
5. Space out the patterns
There is no need to wear a patterned shirt with a patterned tie or jacket.
6. Combine patterns of different densities / sizes