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Mixing Floral Patterns

Hello, Wild Pretty Things!

 

Today I have a look that takes Spring floral to the next level by mixing floral patterns. If you follow this blog, then you know I have never been someone to shy away from the idea of pattern mixing. ( I talk more about my love of mixing patterns HERE) However, I know that a lot of people are totally overwhelmed by the idea of mixing floral patterns – I totally get it!Based on your body type, not every pattern you encounter will compliment your figure. Knowing what patterns look good for your body type will make pattern mixing less confusing and more achievable. Once you understand the pattern sizes that accentuate your figure, then you can play around with different patterns and find a mix that speaks to your individual personality. Read below to find the best mixed floral pattern size for your body type.

 

picking pattern sizes for your body type mixing floral patterns

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DRESS: Alice + Olivia ( Similar Click HERE – 59% Off & Under $20! ) | JACKET: TOV ( Similar Click HERE – 58% Off! ) | PURSE: Rebecca Minkoff | TIGHTS: Spanx | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | BRACELET: Nasty Gal (Similar in Gold HERE – Under $40) |

 

 

Picking Pattern Sizes For Your Body Type…

Picking Patterns for Petite Girls:

Large prints can overwhelm a small frame and change your proportions. So small prints, such as polka dots or plaid/ lines, are best for girls with petite figures. Also, verticle lines are going to be your new BBF – They create longer lines and the illusion that you are much taller than you actually are. If you encounter a larger pattern that gives you all the heat eyes, try the pattern under a blazer or with a scarf. By keeping part of the pattern covered it will break it up and still look flattering on your frame.

 

Picking Patterns for Tall Girls:

While small prints are essential for petite girls, tall girls should beware. Smaller prints can work for tall girls, but they can tend to make your body look a little lanky. So, with the gift of height comes the gift of large prints – Take advantage and really have fun with large bold prints. Large prints will draw the eye to your torso and away from your limbs. Making you look like the Amazon goddess that you are!

 

Picking Patterns for Busty Girls:

In addition, if you are proportionally large on you top half then you would be considered apple shaped. This means that you want to balance your top by highlighting the hip area. The perfect way to do this is by adding bright, large patterns to your bottom half – This can be a skirt, pair of pants, or shorts – with a solid-colored top. Also, horizontal stripes are the perfect option because they create lines that balance out the two halves of the body.

 

Picking Patterns for Pear Shaped Girls:

Previously, we just talked about the best patterns for girls with a heavier top half, but what if you are heavier on the bottom? Well, its simple – You do the opposite. So pairing a larger print on your top half will create the illusion of balance. You can get the look by pairing a bold printed top with pants/skirts/shorts in solid colors. Most of all, if you want to wear a printed bottom, smaller prints will usually look the best.

 

Mixing Floral Patterns Done Right…

 

picking pattern sizes for your body type mixing floral patterns

I am pear-shaped – I tend to be a little heavier in my bottom half. Based on the guidelines I provided above, I am breaking all the rules for pear-shaped bodies by the mix of floral patterns in this look. Well, rules are sometimes meant to be broken. Which is exactly why I decided to choose this outfit for this particular post. I have spent a lot of my adult life playing with mixing floral patterns & from this has come an understanding of what I feel works for me.

 

picking pattern sizes for your body type mixing floral patterns

The tips that I have listed above are more general ideas to help you become more comfortable with how to choose pattern size for yourself. Then, once you are comfortable with the concept, go out and try different patterns sizes and combinations to see what you find works for your personal style.

 

picking pattern sizes for your body type mixing floral patterns

I have had this dress for about a year now and never worn it!  And seeing this cute little piece collecting dust in the back of my closet has been bothersome.  At last, the time came for this little beauty to see the light of day and now I never want to take it off. Best of all, the off the shoulder details made it perfect for the super bipolar LA Spring day – It went on rotation from freezing to sunny about every few hours! Additionally, the monotonous print of the dress is the perfect backdrop for the bolder print of this jacket.

 

picking pattern sizes for your body type mixing floral patterns

 

Now can we talk about this jacket? This jacket has been a closet staple for a few years now and has remained one of my all-time favorite leather jackets. For starters, the jacket is from a brand called TOV  that makes TONS of other really cool pieces. Furthermore, the jacket has a gorgeous pattern and really cool zipper design.

The two patterns are pretty large I kept everything else sleeky – All black everything! To conclude, Pink shades keep it fun & are now and everyday LA essential.

 

picking pattern sizes for your body type mixing floral patterns

Would You Try Mixing Floral Patterns?

 

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XO,

Ramsey

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply FebruaryCircus

    This post reminds me that I need extra florals in my wardrobe 😀 You look amazing! Light pink suits you so well.

    May 14, 2018 at 8:36 am
    • Reply admin

      Florals are such a simple way to add some pop to your wardrobe. Plus they’re so gorgeous!

      Thanks so much – You’re such a sweetheart! I usually stay away from these lighter hues because I’m pretty fair. But, the tights add the right amount of contrast ??

      May 14, 2018 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Rubi

    Loving this outfit Ramsey!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    May 15, 2018 at 6:31 pm
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