How to Wear Patterns: Lucky Magazine and Daily Candy Mix and Match

Patterned Pencil Skirt from Lucky Magazine 1

Patterns are this seasons BIGGEST TREND, at least according to Lucky Magazine and Daily Candy.

Following my styling post earlier this week, Fall Fashion Trend: Mixing Patteens in Anna Sui Cropped Top, I wanted to include some highlights from Lucky Magazine and Daily Candy articles of the Patterned Trend. Mixing prints is something that takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it you won’t be able to stop.

Lucky Magazine recently covered patterned pencil skirts.  The key to wearing a printed skirt is to treat it the same way you would a patterned shirt.  If you’re headed to work, keep the top simple and accessories demure.  If it’s the weekend or you are wearing it out on the town, feel free to go wild and wear a contrasting print on the top as well.  Daily Candy covered how to mix patterns without looking like a psycho…

Take a look at my favorite of the pencil skirts followed by my take-away on Daily Candy ‘s “How-To” below…

Patterned Pencil Skirts

Here are my favorite Patterned Pencil Skirts from the Lucky Magazine Coverage…  Which reminds me… remember one of my earliest posts on Ginger Snaps including this Baroque Print Skirt?  Pretty fabulous and on SALE on eBay now… check it out!

Patterned Pencil Skirt by Kate Spade Patterned Pencil Skirt by Kenzo



Patterned Pencil Skirt from Lucky Magazine 1

On the Top Left, this floral watercolor skirt is by Kate Spade.  Kate Spade does cute so well.  I am in love.

On the Top Right, probably my favorite pencil skirt in this article, Kenzo has not only picked the perfect graphoic print, but they have added small dangling embellishments.  Addicted.

On the bottom, this skirt from the website Mod Cloth reminds me of a Picasso Painting.  I can’t resist getting the matched cropped top: killer.

Three Tips from Daily Candys’ Coverage of Wearing Prints Without Looking like a Psycho:

1.  Floral and Stripes

Both patterns of “Stripe” and “Floral” are “cute” by nature…so it’s no surprise that they work well together.

Floral and Stripes

2.  Bold Pattern and Distorted Image

The distortion of the one serves to counter the boldness of the other.  Patterned Perfection.
Bold Pattern + Distorted Image

3.  Loud Top, Loud Bottom

Like my coverage earlier this week (Fall Fashion Trend: Mixing Patterns in Anna Sui Crop Top) this tip suggests just to go Outre and wear patterns in excess.  The trick is to pick two patterns that are either in same color palettes or to go totally contrasting by using complementary color palettes.  For more on Complementary Colors, check out my previous post on how to wear Yellow and Red:  To Complement or Not to Complement. 
Loud Top Loud Bottome


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