I'm Naya

Mama & wife. Breastfeeding advocate & IBCLC candidate (October 2017). Makeup junkie & wannabe fashionista. 

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Pattern Mixing 101

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I've been mixing prints. While I'm still taking it slow, I'm starting to mix stripes and leopard print, plaid and stripes, and plaid and leopard print. It may not seem like much, but it's huge for a woman who has been intimidated by the idea for a long time.

A few tips to get started:

  • find prints that have a common color (black is a good one) and pair them together. 
  • sometimes it's easy to put something in between the two prints. Try a plaid shirt with jeans and leopard print flats. Adding a solid (no pattern) bottom piece can help to break up the visual stimulation. 
  • start small: accessories like belts, shoes, and bags are a great way to dip your toes into the patterned water
Plaid and leopard print on repeat. Didn't realize how often I wore this combination until I started looking for pics...

Plaid and leopard print on repeat. Didn't realize how often I wore this combination until I started looking for pics...

Ready to try for yourself? I paired a patterned open cardigan with a dark striped top. Neutral colored but interesting shoes and bag will help anchor a more eclectic color combination. Click image below to shop. 

Do you have any tips or tricks for mixing patterns? 

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