If you wish to update your look, it is necessary to know how to wear accessories with a pattern and how to coordinate motifs.
It is better to know some rules and to follow them to avoid mistakes.
Before going into further detail let us start with the basic rule:
If you choose to wear an accessory with a motive, it is recommended to do this with a plain outfit with basic components, because otherwise it would seem wrong. On the other hand, if you choose to wear plain accessories, you can bring them into evidence for example along with a shirt with flowers and dots pattern.
1 : It is useful to make repetitions of colors
This first rule is the most important of all : to mix different patterns they must have at least one color in common. A color repetition allows us to associate two different designs together and can be nicely complementary.
Combine two patterns with the main color to bring out the color repetition.
For example: A burgundy red tie with paisley pattern and a burgundy red pocket square with white dots.
Harmonize an accessory with a dominant color and the second accessory with a common color to achieve a more sophisticated style.
For example : a pink bow tie with a squares motive and a navy blue pocket square with pink flowers to repeat the color.
The colors should not necessarily be the same but they must appear close together so their combination becomes obvious.
2: Prefer a big and a small pattern
If you should choose accessories with patterns of the same size your style would may seem rather heavy.
For example: a blue bow tie with a tone on tone pattern of large flowers and a pocket square with a royal paisley motif in medium blue and white tones.
3: Combine two identically printed garments
For a simpler and more classic style, for example to go to the office, you can combine accessories with similar patterns.
For example : A blue ribbon imprinted with royal paisley and a pocket square with a blue paisley pattern.
4: Choose a brightly contrasted garment together with a softer pattern
The choice of a garment with a contrasted pattern and another with softer tones is an ideal way to harmonize decorations. This gives an interesting and comprehensive style without exaggeration.
For example : a navy blue bow tie with pink flowers and a pocket square with a patchwork of geometric shapes in light pink shades.
1: Put together dots with a tartan or stripes
The round shape of dots compensates for the straight lines of the stripes or the tartan motif and this brings diversity to your figure. As mentioned above it is recommended to combine together a pattern with large dots to an accessory with a small line pattern, or the reverse.
For example: A burgundy red tie with white polka dots and fine striped braces in gray, burgundy and white tones.
2: Consider stripes as being a neutral pattern
A pattern with stripes is easy to match with other decorations. Indeed, stripes go well with a paisley motif, a geometric pattern or also flowers. So if you would hesitate, go for stripes!
For example: a necktie with gray and white stripes on a carbon black background and a pocket square with a steel gray on white filigree motif.
3: Choose black, white, gray decorations
The combination of black, white, gray decorations is a perfect opportunity for beginners.
For example : a black tie with a white paisley pattern with a pocket square in a black and gray snakeskin motif.
There are of course other possible combinations but with these basic rules you can now master the art of harmonizing patterns.
And now, enjoy yourself and do not hesitate to share your creations on our Facebook page!
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