Tips on How to wear the Season’s Patterns

By Angela Marshall, 12th Mar 2012

The new season is full of items of clothing and accessories with patterns from checked, florals, graphics and animal prints.  For women patterns are seen for bottoms, tops, dresses, scarves, shoes and bags.  Men there are patterns for shirts, jeans, trousers and travel bags. If you want to be on trend then many of the designers have several patterns to wear at the same time. A lot will depend on your wardrobe personality as to how you will enjoy wearing them.

As an image consultant, I suggest considering the following tips:

  1. Wear size of  patterns that reflect your frame and height e.g.  Small frame –   small patterns, large frame – large  patterns. Large prints on a petite person’s body will look out of proportion to their height.
  2. Patterns bring  attention – wear patterns that compliment the best areas of your body.
  3. Feel too large for  patterns – consider a bag or scarf.
  4. Pattern scarves add  interest to a plain outfit and bring attention to your face.
  5. Ensure you match the  prints to plain outfit.
  6. Add a pattern item  for interest to  a neutral colour  outfit.
  7. Wear neutral tone  shoes with pattern clothes


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