Can I wear a polka dot red top (small dots) with a black & white check skirt?

skirt_circle_blk_whtThere are so many checks and polka dot fabrics. Mixing patterns and prints is very popular with fashion stylists but very difficult for most women to pull off. In order to put together a flattering outfit with both a check skirt and polka dot blouse you need to try them together. A lot will depend on the size of the plaid skirt and the size of the polka dots on the blouse. Mixing different size prints usually looks good. Black, white and red go together and you might pull your outfit together with black patent leather shoes and a black patent leather purse. Try the outfit on and do a mirror check. If you think the outfit flatters you go for it. When in doubt don’t!

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Wearing Prints and Patterns
When choosing things to wear, we want to accentuate the positive. The first thing to think about when selecting prints or patterned clothing is the proportion or scale. Large prints will call attention to you and your size. Small women don’t look good in clothing with large prints or patterns. Large women are already noticeable and will just call attention to their size when wearing large prints or patterns. Scale the prints to your size and you’re “good to go.”

Edgy Style Mixing Prints
To mix prints takes even the most seasoned fashionista into dangerous trend waters. In the fashion world mixing prints and patterns was once a fashion don’t, but today it is a ragging fashion trend that continues to persist season after season. Mixing prints for work or play can be done tastefully, boldly, and artistically. So if you want to expand you fashion sense play around with prints, patterns, and textures. Here are some guidelines to follow when mixing prints.

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