I like the idea of mixing patterns. When you combine two elements that sharply contrast one another it takes a look to an interesting place. The trick is to make sure your patterns balance each other out. If you wear a bold print on the bottom, like these pants, then the print on top should be smaller and vice versa. The pants are mainly black with white and gray detailing while the top is predominantly white – the two contrast enough to create harmony. The pieces are both structured which keeps the outfit polished (super important when mixing prints and patterns). When working with black and white you can keep the look monochromatic or add pops of color…think bright lippy, accent jewelry or fun shoes. This shirt has a surprise zipper in the back with a yellow fabric pull so I chose to play off that with my yellow studs. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity. Try mixing something unexpected in your closet and share a photo!
Pants: Worthington by JC Penney/Top: Merona/Shoes: Guess/Earrings: Target/Lippy: Revlon Sweet Tart