Fearless Fashion: Winter Pattern Mixing

Fearless Fashion: Winter Pattern Mixing
Fashion
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

I often touch on the topic of mixing patterns and textures, and I feel as if the winter months are the most essential times to utilize contrast in your wardrobe.

The winter is a time when many of us fall into a rut. The days get colder and grayer, and all we want to do is throw on black head to toe and comfortable cashmere sweaters to get you through the dreary weather.

I assure you, that this is not the way to go. Yes, an all black outfit is beautiful and yes, cashmere and thick knit sweaters are a gift from the heavens above, but keeping your outfits simple and boring when the weather takes a turn for the colder can only push you further into your rut.

Challenge yourself in the morning. Mix two things together that you wouldn’t normally and see how your bold choice makes an impact on your mood. I always find that dressing up in the morning and challenging myself wakes me up and motivates me more. Don’t think I’m crazy, try it!

If you’re curious as to what you should try mixing during the winter months, stick to these thee patterns: stripes, polka dots and leopard.

Would you mix patterns this winter?

Ally | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Ally Batista

Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

More In Fashion

Women Gigi Engle

High Heel Hell: The 9 Emotional Stages Of Your Night Out In Heels

Heels are a blessing and a curse. They make your legs look amazing, they give you those extra inches you never grew and they are just plain sexy. The struggle we ladies face is the sheer, daunting pain that comes with wearing heels. The government should classify wearing these shoes for extended periods of time […]

Women Cara Kovacs

Remembering Oscar De La Renta: How The Timeless Designer Will Live On

Oscar de la Renta’s name is synonymous with timeless, mesmerizing style. With a career that spans over half a century, the Dominican-American fashion icon dressed everyone from first ladies and Academy Award winners to women like you and me, who were lucky enough to find his pieces at high-end consignment stores. With an incomparable knack […]

Women Emily Arata

Teen Clothing Brand May Affect Body Images By Only Offering Size Small

If you’re skinny, white and you know it, clap your hands. You are the target consumer for Italian teen clothing label Brandy Melville, which only sells one size. As the clothing brand becomes a status symbol for teenage girls across the country, body image activists are scared the brand will encourage girls to try any […]

Women Gigi Engle

The Vegan Leather Du-Rag Is A Thing, And It Shouldn’t Be

In what seems to be an unfortunately repeating trend for the mainstream fashion world, companies have been faulted for the releases of the tasteless, often shockingly ignorant pieces they allow to pass to their clientele. From Zara’s recent fashion faux pas (approving what appears to be a concentration camp uniform, complete with the gold Star […]

Also On Elite

World

Three Retired Firefighters Die On The Same Day From 9/11 Related Cancers

Three retired firefighters who took part in the incredible rescue efforts on 9/11 died on the same day, all from illnesses they contracted while working at Ground Zero. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of each other last Monday, the New York Daily News reports. Leaver […]

Politics

This Is Why Protestors In Hong Kong Are Fighting Tyranny With… Umbrellas

Hong Kong, one of China’s biggest financial centers, erupted over the weekend in clashes between pro-democracy protestors and police. What began as peaceful protests last Wednesday escalated into a massive police crackdown by Friday. The protests began under the name Occupy Central (Central is the name for downtown Hong Kong), very similar to the Occupy […]

Humor

You Will Never Want To Fly Again After Watching This Plane’s Landing

When hurricane strength winds start blowing during a flight, the entire cabin full of passengers prays there’s a good pilot at the helm. For a TUIfly flight hoping to land at Portugal’s Madeira Airport, the landing wasn’t easy. Gusts battered the plane, rocking it from side to side. The video, captured by a bystander, reminds […]

World

Jealous Guy Punches Friend To Death For Poking His Girlfriend On Facebook

A British man beat his friend to death after discovering the victim had made a mildly flirtatious gesture to his girlfriend on social media. Daily Mail reports that Scott Humphrey, 27, started punching Richard Rovetto, 29, as they rode home in a taxi following a night out when he found out Rovetto “poked” his girlfriend […]

Goods

Get Rid Of Your Coffee Maker, There’s A Machine That Makes Pints Of Beer

You’re going to need to make some room on your kitchen countertop for this one! You might even have to get rid of your coffee maker altogether. What’s the point of a morning cup of coffee when you can just treat yourself to a well-deserved morning beer? Well, that might be a bit overboard, but […]

Humor

The Third Installment Of ‘Marcel Shell With Shoes On’ Is Finally Here

Guys, Marcel the Shell is back. I really couldn’t be any more excited that this Internet staple is back in action for its third iteration, thanks to Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate. Marcel is the epitome of weird, and I love every second of it. Everything that comes out of the snail’s whimsical little mouth […]