How to Mix Pattern On Pattern

Amazon Dress (similar here and here) // Striped Shirt // Sandals (similar here) // Tote Bag

I know it can be intimidating to wear pattern on pattern, but I promise it’s easier to style than you’d think! After wearing this outfit to dinner a few weeks ago, it inspired me to share some of my favorite tips for mixing patterns. I promise: once you see a few outfit ideas, you’ll understand what all the talk is about! 

How to Mix Pattern On Pattern

Pick a color palette

For me, one of the keys to wearing pattern on pattern, or really any outfit for that matter, is picking a color palette. Choose patterned pieces in either cool or warm tones to ground your outfit and make styling multiple patterns easier! 

In the summer months, I love draping a striped t-shirt or sweater around my shoulders when wearing dresses! Not only is it perfect for chilly summer evenings, but it also has an effortless feel! I recently wore this green floral maxi dress out to dinner and added a green striped shirt over my shoulders. To finish off my outfit, I chose neutral accessories and a pair of tan sandals for a simple dinner look.

How to Mix Pattern On Pattern Styling Tips

Floral Dress // Floral Cardigan Sweater // Straw Crossbody // Sandals

Choose a mix of large and small prints, so your final look doesn’t feel too busy. I’m a big fan of the grandma-chic cardigan trend, especially those with romantic floral embroidery! So I love pairing an embroidered cardigan sweater with a feminine floral print maxi dress!

Feminine floral dresses

How to layer patterns
How to Mix Pattern On Pattern

Quilted Jacket (similar here) // Striped Top (similar here) // Distressed Jeans (similar here) // Beanie (similar here)

As we head into fall, layering is the way to go, especially in Florida!! I love bringing in pops of color to my outfits even as it cools down! Last October, on my trip to Blue Ridge, I layered a blue and white striped pullover with a patterned quilted jacket for a day of exploring. 

Layer patterns

Pattern on pattern outfit ideas

J.Crew Floral Top // Striped Cardigan // Everlane Jeans // Daisy Earrings // Veja Sneakers


I recently found this blouse and fell in love with the feminine and easy vibe! I have it in white, but I love this muted lilac floral print too! It’s super lightweight and very flattering! But make sure you size down. I got an XS, and it’s a perfect fit. Pair this floral blouse with a subtle stripe cardigan like this one for a less intimidating pattern on pattern outfit.


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