Monday, March 12, 2012

THE ART OF MIXING PATERNS***

The mixing of patterns is very on trends; mixing stripes with other patterns or polka dots with a leopard print … but is always tricky. You can easily go from chic to a complete mess.
Always try to make sure that the patterns you mix are of different scales. One pattern should be larger than the other, for instance wide stripes with a microprint floral, a small plaid pattern with a large floral print or a wider stripe with a small polka dot or even a skinny stripe with a wide stripe.
If you are mixing prints that are the same scale- make sure they are within the same color family.
Make sure the patterns and colors you are mixing are different enough to create contrast and visual depth. Another rule of thumb- animal print can act as a neutral- mix with stripes, polka, dots or virtually any color.
But it can look amazing if done correctly!
So mix it up!!!


                                            Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro,Etro



















Miu - miu 2012

Miu-miu 2012
 via; Marie Claire Australia, fashiongonerogue.com,msgm.it, thechicfashionista.H&M vs Marni,Vogue.com

                                                       Aurelia


53 comments:

  1. very useful fashion trick!

    http://pinkyfashionbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love those beautiful prints :)
      Reminds me on summer!
      xoxo

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    2. In this photos everything looks great! I love that style. I follow you! If you want, you can follow me too.Kisses!

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  2. There are some beautiful prints here - I love mixed patterns!

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  3. great tips. mix pattern is really tricky.

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  4. I am in love with the first 4 pictures! I love the style and the mix of prints! No idea if I'll ever be able to pull it off.. Love the blog!

    thanks for commenting on my post!!

    fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't think id ever be able to mix patterns like this but there really beautiful :)

    Shannen Xx

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  6. Really great inspiration post, I love this look!

    Drea xo
    dreasjunkyard.blogspot.com

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  7. Aurelia, this is such a great post!!! I love this trend even though it is hard to get it right... The pictures you chose are amazing!!
    Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog!!! I am following you GFC, if you like my blog you can follow me back!!
    XOXO
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/
    http://trendsurvivor.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great ideas, I have to try this :)

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  9. I love mixed patterns, but I still don't take courage to wear it myself, great post!
    Xoxo

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  10. Mixing pattern is so tricky.. Most of the times it only works for a few people.. I personally don't think I can pull that trend.. Lol

    Ps: I've followed you dear since the first time, but I don't know how it's gone. But I'm following you (again) now.. Just let me know if there's something wrong again :)

    Have a great day :) :)

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  11. Very cool, but tricky to pull off so it's truly amazing! The images are gorgeous!

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  12. Wonderful photos :) I love those patterns :D Especially flowered pants!

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  13. I'm so glad you posted about this. I'm always too scared to really ever mix patterns (which you may have noticed on the blog). For me, it's always plain top, pattern bottom or vice versa. This pics have inspired to be more adventurous and have a go. being a person who loves colour, I am going wild for all these pics. I'm following and looking forward to seeing some more inspiring posts!

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for the advice!!! I am enjoying the mix patterns but sometimes I get a little in doubt if it is working or not.
    www.notasinfashion.blogspot.com

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  15. Aujourd'hui tout est permis... à partir du moment que c'est bien porté.
    Gros bisous

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  16. Adore all of it! Thanks for sharing. Awesome looks! Come by the-wardrobe-stylist.blogspot.com, I'm a new follower of your blog :)

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  17. Cool post...But its so tough to do it :P on your own...Theses models carry it with such amazing panache.....
    Ruhie
    The Sweet Life

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  18. Love this trend - so awesome! All pics look perfect - great combinations!
    xoxo

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  19. Thanks for all the print inspiration, I would love to try out this trend, I will surely summon up this awesome post when I do!

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  20. Fantastic photo and style dear! I love the images all!:) Have a great day! Kisses!:) xoxo

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  21. So many colors, so beautiful.
    I love the second look, that pink skirt is really cute.

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  22. Love this post! I love this trend! It's amazing!

    xo
    http://fashionkats.blogspot.com/

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  23. These are absolutely fantastic examples and they make me want to go shopping!
    Stacy

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  24. The pictures look great! Just love the amazing colours!

    Kisses from Austria,
    Simone

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  25. I really love your selection. These pictures are great. It's very inspiring.
    Love your post.

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  26. the floral leggings are so nice <3

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  27. I remember when this used to be taboo, now it is all the rage . . . Very interesting post!

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  28. I love mixed patterns...definitely used to be taboo though, so I need to buy some patterned stuff again so that I have something to mix! I'm a huge fan of dots/plaid or dots/floral or floral/stripes...classic patterns mixed with other classic patterns is always elegant.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Love mixed patterns. I love Olivia Palermo...she may be the mean girl of the city, but she sure has style.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  30. I loveeee this look so much!! the outfit with the rose blazer and the polka-dot skirt is so cute!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  31. The mix is ​​really a complex art, but I think if you have good taste and good judgment, the result might be the best! This post is belo, just because it "teaches" this risk but with judgment!
    If you like, you also goes to me, there is a new post!
    Kiss kiss C.
    http://fashionismyonlygod.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love mixing patterns! Cute blog, following you now.
    www.high4allheels.blogspot.com

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  33. It is not easy mixing patterns! You did a great selection, L-O-V-E them!

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  34. Inspiring post! I usually don't do mixing pattern x 2 or more, but there are many outfits I'd love to try here. Thank you for sharing :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  35. LOVED this post. so many great prints ;x

    CHRISTINA D MTL
    http://christinadmtl.blogspot.com

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  36. I have to say that if you know how to mix patterns, the look can be stunning!

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  37. you've done a great job with this post here! super! :)

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  38. lovely blog, dear~ so many inspiration~! )
    follow you too~ )

    xoxo
    Olga
    http://www.myblondegal.com/

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  39. ¡¡¡Great mixes!!!
    xoxo

    besosmulticolor.blogspot.com

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  40. Mixing paterns is not one of my favorite looks, although there are some that if would lead.
    Thanks for the idea.
    Kisses

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  41. I love mixing prints, both to see and to apply to my looks. U put fantastic examples and pictures in this post!!!
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  42. these are great inspirations!


    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  43. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and for following!

    cool photos, I love the style! I'll follow you back! xx

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  44. This is so pretty! I love Olivia Plaermo's style. Mixing patterns could be bold and beautiful and so much fun! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  45. love the patterns mix!! great photos!

    http://meetmylittleroom.blogspot.com/

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  46. loving the loud prints!! I'v been looking everywhere for a pair of floral skinnys! Can't wait until summer is here :)
    xoxo

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  47. Great pics. Love mixing patterns but sometimes i find I second guess myself:) Have a great week:)

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