We like plaids and we cannot lie. Some others may think that it is taboo to wear prints with prints, plaids with plaids, plaids with stripes, etc. I would whole-heartedly disagree. If worn correctly- and with the utmost confidence- plaids can be worn together. Pattern mixing is honestly one of my favorite fashion trends. Allow me to show you how.
Sandwich a solid with plaids-
Wearing a plaid button up, layered with a solid puffer vest, then topped with plaid scarf is totally acceptable. A key thing to consider is a similar color palette. Make sure that the scarf pulls from colors in the top.
Like this- In this example, the black solid tops allows a bit of a transition from pattern to pattern. The black and white colors in both patterns are easy to mix with the extra colors in the scarf!
Stripes as a neutral-
In my mind, a skinny stripe is basically just a neutral. Keeping this in mind, it can pair well with any plaid or print, acting as basically a solid top. Like this:
Small print paired with a large version of the same print-
The subtle and small houndstooth print in this top, is accentuated by the bigger and more vibrant houndstooth print in the scarf, thus they can be worn together. Like this:
I should note that this post was inspired by my amazing photog, Leanne of Leanne Hunley Photography. On more than one occasion she has said, “Okay, I totally wouldn’t think to put that together, but it looks SO good.” So, hopefully this helped inspire you to try a different look or style! Are you more on the pattern mixing train now?!