Fashion is truly something you make of it. Bringing different clothes, brands, and textures together can provide a great thrill. Sometimes those combinations work and other times, you might have a “what was I thinking” moment. Patterns are another great addition when it comes to figuring out fun ways to express yourself with fashion. They can seem a little intimidating at first due to the many variations, but that shouldn’t make you shy away from adding patterns to your wardrobe. Range is often seen as a good thing and it’s no different when it comes to patterns. Here are 5 tips on how you can have fun with patterns so they are a lot less intimidating and way more enticing.
It’s all in the accessories. Add pops of different patterns to your outfit with a cheetalicious purse or let your nails take on the challenge, equipped with fun geometric designs.
When it comes to patterns in fashion, plaid is a classic! Going a classic route is a great way to introduce more patterns to your wardrobe. On the other hand, you can also skip the “playing it safe” choice and go all out with graphics.
Leave the pattern party to your pants, shorts, socks, and tights! I’m personally a huge fan of patterned socks and tights specifically. They are my absolute favorite because you can match them up quite easily with other patterns or wear them with solid colors. A patterned sock peeking out from under a monochromatic outfit…..I mean, c’mon now.
Shoes please! Wearing patterns through your shoe choices can provide you with a lot of versatility. We have Super Mario graphics on sneakers and polka dots on a pair of Oxfords. As you can see patterns on shoes can accommodate any situation, from casual to business professional.
The most common option people go to when it comes to adding a little something extra to their outfit is choosing a cool-looking shirt. Hey, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, but patterned shirts are still fun too because they are usually the first thing people think of to design.