With a little creativity and abundant fashion sense, you never have to go picking clothes after clothes to keep up with the ever changing trends. Mixing and matching is a trend that has been in practice since time immemorial. However, one needs to have the right sense of color and patterns to be able to create a thrilling wardrobe by mix-matching styles.
Here are some exciting tips for mixing and matching your wardrobe.
1. Same color schemes
The easiest way to mix and match and get it right is to play it safe by following the same color palette. Choosing colors that look good together will not only ensure that your combinations are in perfect harmony, but will also make a great mix and match style. Some of the colors that can be put together are grey, black, neutral tones, tan, etc.
2. Simple accessories for busy prints
When you mix two busy patterns, the print could become too overwhelming. In such cases, you can break the busy patterns with the use of simple and solid accessories. This will even out the complexity of the print
3. Contrasting pattern types
Aiming at variety while mixing prints will help achieve balance. Mixing same style of prints, even if they belong to two different genres will not work. Thus, you may mix large floral prints with medium sized polka dots or small stripes. But mixing large flowers with medium or small is a perfect mismatch even if it is a different print.
4. Scale variation in mixing
Varying the scale of the patterns that are mixed will help in achieving a balance. For example, you can use large flowers with small or medium sized prints like stripes, dots or other geometrical patterns to help in balancing the entire look. Trying to put together two large prints could be overwhelming, especially if you are plus size. Similarly, small prints when put together can look very busy and make a thin person even more insignificant. Attain a balance with large/small, large/ medium, small medium, etc.
5. Base color match
When you try to put together two different prints, always try to keep the base color similar. The base color is the most dominant color in the print. Ensuring that a part of the base color is present in the other print will help you create an imaginary blend that will work well for the entire outfit. You can also experiment with a third pattern that is different from the other two to create a style that is bold and captivating.
6. Neutralizing the patterns
The key to a perfect mix and match style is using a sold color that has textures or weaves that create interest around the outfit that you have put together. Choose a micro print as the neutral colors for this purpose and mix it with bolder patterns and colors. Though from a distance it just looks like a normal shade, up close, you can definitely impress quite a few out there.