What’s the rule for bringing patterned fabrics together? There are no hard and fast rules, but we recommend consulting some principles of design as a starting point:
- It is helpful for coordinating fabrics to share some common colors
- Coordinating fabrics with patterns of different scale are more visually interesting than patterns of the same scale
- In addition to varying the scale of patterns, you can vary the types of patterns in your outfit. Try pairing florals with stripes (or florals with plaids, or plaids with stripes) based on these principles
- These guidelines are merely suggestions! You may find that some of your favorite fabric combinations break one or more of these rules, and that’s definitely ok. Don’t be afraid to experiment!