10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger

Plaid Work Pants | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

similar sweater | similar pants | c/o scarf | c/o handbag | pumps | sunglasses | c/o earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

Oh Monday, we meet again. Luckily, this weekend was fun, productive, and restful. Everything a weekend should be. So I’m coming back from the weekend feeling ready to concur another week. What about you? I hope you had an amazing weekend and you’re ready to take on the week as well. We can do this y’all!!

On to today’s post, I’m really excited to share something a little different with you today. I don’t know about you but I am a HUGE fan of pattern mixing. Especially when it comes to layering and mixing my accessories with my key pieces. Which is exactly what I’m doing with today’s look. I went with black watch pants {last seen here} and a larger scale plaid scarf. They’re super similar in the colors included in their pattern and their actual pattern {plaid} is quite similar. So even though they’re both patterns, because of the similarities, they aren’t fighting one another to be the center of attention {unlike us and our siblings haha}.

If you’re new to pattern mixing or want to spice up the way you mix your patterns, today’s post is for you! I’m sharing 10 ways to mix patterns like a fashion blogger. Grab inspiration from myself {today’s look} and several other bloggers who are absolutely killing the pattern mixing game!  With each “tip” for pattern mixing below is a link to a blogger that is perfectly displaying that mix. Comment below and share your favorite one!

Plaid Scarf | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Preppy Plaid Office Outfit Idea | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

10 Ways to Mix Patterns like a Fashion Blogger

1. Keep Your Fabrics in the Same Color Family

2. Pick Two Different Patterns that Share the Same Color

3. If You Want the Same Pattern, Play with Size

Preppy Plaid Work Outfit Idea | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Preppy Plaid Office Outfit Idea | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Plaid Scarf | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

4. Treat Stripes as a Neutral

5. Pair Two Types of the Same Pattern

6. Pair the Same Pattern in Different Shades

Preppy Plaid Work Outfit Idea | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Plaid on Plaid | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Preppy Plaid Office Outfit Idea | 10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

similar sweater | similar pants | c/o scarf | c/o handbag | pumps | sunglasses | c/o earrings | cable cuff | cable ring

7. Mix Prints Between Tailored and Flowy Pieces or Different Textures

8. Pair Polka Dots & Stripes

9. Choose One Print as the Statement and One as the Accent

10. Mix Prints of Different Scales

10 Ways to Mix Patterns Like a Fashion Blogger | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

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similar sweater | similar pants | c/o scarf | c/o handbag | pumps | sunglasses | c/o earrings | cable cuff | cable ring 

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McKenna Trahan

Mixing patterns is my jam!! Love these ideas!

dana

OMG LOVE this! I love that you included other bloggers, so much inspo!

The Champagne Edit

Emily Wilkinson

This is the cutest look! Can’t wait to see how others pattern mix!

Annette Dattilo

I love mixing patterns. It adds so much personality. Love the classic plaid in your print.

Shelby Back

I never met a print mix I didn’t like 😉 Thanks so much for including me in this roundup!

xo!
Shelby

Taylor - Lights Camera Catwalk

So many great styling ideas! Cute post!

Xx Taylor
http://www.lightscameracatwalk.com/

Sam

I was so happy when pattern mixing became a thing! Whoever invented clashing just wasn’t that creative lol. Love your look and will definitely check out the others for inspiration!

xx
Sam

Lauryn Hock

Wow I love the plaid on plaid! I need to get more bold about pattern mixing

Morgan

LOVE all this pattern mixing inspiration!! I’m a huge fan of the big with little pattern in the same color family!

-Morgan
How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

Whit

love all this inspo! Mixing prints is always challenge but so fun to play with

love,
Britt+Whit

Emma

Girl, this post is making me want to get more creative with patterns. My comfort zone is all solids with the occasional stripe ha!

xo, Emma
http://defineddesignsblog.com

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Yay!!! That’s exactly what I was hoping to do. Just treat your stripe as a neutral and add another pattern 🙂

    xo Laura Leigh

Tanvi Rastogi

Love your ideas. I have not been mixing prints like I used to …. I need to bring that back!

❥ tanvii.com

Lacey

This is so fun! I love the scarf with the pants!

xx,

Lacey

Ruth Ridley

You are a style queen!! I loved this post! Done to perfection!!

Lauren

I’ve never really BEEn one to mix patterns because I feel like it’s so difficult, but you absolutely nailed it! I love the sublet contrast of your pants and scarf, and think it looks so cute!

Lauren
http://oliverstwistblog.com

Lauren

This is such a cool post. I absolutely love mixing patterns and you explained it so well!

Kristina

I love how you mixed the different plaids- those pants are the cutest!

xo, Kristina

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Thanks Kristina! They were an item I never knew I wanted or needed but completely fell in love with once I had haha.

    xo Laura Leigh

LuxMommy

I love mixing patterns too! These are all so cute.

roxy

These are great tips! personally I love matching two patterns of different scales — like a larger pattern on top with a tighter pattern on my lower half. It takes some experimenting and planning for sure! And sometimes the confirmation of a friend that I don’t look crazy, haha.

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Haha I totally understand that! I often send photos to my mom or best friend before walking out of the house when pattern mixing.

    xo Laura Leigh