(Click Read More/Comment for pictures of how Solange rocks pattern mixing) If you love the look of mixing crazy patterns (via left picture) but for your personal preference would rather take more of the safe route for mixing (via right picture), taking standard pieces such as a classic white tee and jean shorts and adding basic colors or earth tone patterns as the sweater above with a subtle pattern accessory in this case tights, is a great way to introduce you to the world of mixing. Other subtle hints of mixing could include, pattern bags, head wraps and belts. Also two tips to subtle color coordinating pattern mixing is first to make sure the main color in your pattern attire matches the main color in your pattern accessory hence the black in the sweater to the black in the tights. Second sticking with 2 colors to mix and match patterns is a sure fire way for a newbie pattern mixer not to look like they just fell from a rainbow.

I have quite a love affair with pattern mixing from simple to extreme. Below is one of my favorite individuals Solange who knows how to mix from all ends of the spectrum from basic to bold.

Basic:

From head to toe this outfit is the ish! This ensemble is definitely my cup of tea.

On a side note loving Solange’s natural hair (though the afro wig she use to rock looked great as well).

I would rock this look. Love how the lip adds that little pop of color.

 Bold:

Feeling the mix of knit and tweed combination.

I need this outfit in my life. Sigh, the necklace…

and sigh again :)

Which look would you rock with?