Today’s fashion allows for lots of different patterns of material, including patterns of all sizes and colors. Do you like patterns, but you find yourself unsure as to how to fashionably incorporate patterns into your wardrobe? If this is true, you no longer have to just let your patterned outfits sit on the hangers. You can now pull them out and wear them to make a strong fashion statement. Here is how to wear patterns in a tasteful manner:
Patterned Top. If you have a patterned top, you can wear it several ways. You can wear the patterned top as an overlay. If you do this, make sure that you wear it with a solid-colored outfit. For instance, you can wear a red-patterned outfit over a cream colored top and slacks. This will slim you, and the top will help make the outfit pop with color.
*If you’re a large person, make sure that you don’t wear patterns that circle your body because this will only add pounds to how you look in the outfit.
If you wear the top without an overlay, try to pair it up with a lighter color of slacks, preferably a color that already exists in the patterned shirt material. This will also create a slimming effect. Too, it will help the patterned top be the center of attention. Do your best to make sure that your shoes are the same color as your slacks to avoid pulling the viewer’s eyes downward.
Patterned Jacket. If you wear a patterned jacket, make sure that you wear it in a classy way. Don’t mingle it with a variety of different colors. Pick out a neutral-colored top, slacks, and shoes (all in the same color), and wear the outfit underneath the patterned jacket. You can even wear a blue top, blue jeans, and blue shoes, with a patterned jacket. You’ll look great.
Patterned pants. If you want to wear a pair of patterned pants, save yourself the trouble of looking large by wearing a dark solid top (like brown or black) with the patterned pants. Patterns can make your backside look wide, but a solid top can help with this. If you’re large, avoid horizontal patterns completely.
Patterned shoes. You can add some quick fun to your wardrobe by wearing a pair of patterned shoes. If you’re lucky enough to own a pair, enjoy them by wearing them with a solid-colored outfit. Even if you wear jeans, try to wear a solid blue shirt with the jeans. This way, varied colors and patterns will not clash with/take away from your gorgeous patterned shoes.
Patterned bag or Patterned hair accessories. When you carry a patterned bag or wear a patterned hair accessory, follow the same rules listed under the patterned shoes. The key is to not wear more than one patterned item at a time. Patterns should bring fun into your wardrobe, not overwhelm it. Don’t let patterns drown you out, either. Let them liven up your wardrobe by wearing a minimal amount of patterns.