Tips for Pattern Mixing with Polka Dots:
Pattern mixing is such a fun way to add personality and interest to any outfit. Follow these guidelines when you’re trying to wear multiple prints or patterns together!
Pick a color palette.
Black and white is an easy starter palette, but even if you’re adding color, stick to only a few colors. Find patterns with the same colors in them or keep it easy by mixing colors of the same tone together (pastels with pastels or jewel tones with jewel tones, for example).
Mix patterns of different scales.
Pair a small print with a big print and avoid prints of the same size. If you have one print (like the tiny polka dot skirt) with a very small print, it basically acts as a neutral.
So, if you’re trying to wear polka dots and stripes together, make sure if your polka dots are small, you’re wearing a big bold stripe. Alternatively, if the print of your stripe is small, wear the stripes with a bigger, bolder polka dot pattern.
Mix textures for added dimension.
Skip mixing a top and a bottom of the same fabric. Go for something a little more interesting.
Polka Dot Pattern Mixing Outfit Ideas
Look 1: How to wear Polka Dots and Gingham
Look 2: How to wear Polka Dots with Polka Dots
Look 3: How to wear Polka Dots and Plaid or Stripes