“You don’t learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.”
– Shalom Harlow
Rising temperatures in the summer mean we wear less clothing and choose our fabrics wisely. But while we love our causal summer looks, we also love to create eye-catching ensembles that play with layers and patterns.
You may be thinking that layering in the summer sounds like an oxymoron, but summer layering is something we all can do.
Instead of layering up with textures, layer up by mixing light fabrics with amazing prints. Here are 3 quick rules to follow when layering your patterns for this hot summer weather.
2. Use smaller patterns as solids
Fabrics with smaller patterns like a polka dot or smaller stripe can be viewed as solids. These prints understated enough for the eye to view them as a solid and make it easier to layer other prints.
4. Avoid “matchy-matchy” combinations
Mixing patterns is super stylish and can be lots of fun. But don’t go overboard! Wearing an entire look of polka dots may come off more scary than stylish. If you want to layer using similar prints, try switching up the color of the prints in each piece for a more fresh look.
6. Include muted tones in your look
When you add a muted or neutral solid to your look it creates a visual break for your entire look. Add a muted solid with your shirts, shoes or accessories to pull your entire look together!
Let us know how you like to layer your patterns! Tag us in your favorite patterned look @lexandpoochstylingco on Instagram!