Monday, March 26, 2012

Trend Alert: Pattern Mixing

If you pay even passing attention to fashion, surely you've noticed the intense "pattern mixing" trends to hit the runway this Spring...

Tory Burch

What do you make of it?  I like... to an extent.  I feel of all the trends for Spring, this is probably the hardest to execute for the average Joe (or Josephine).  You'll need a pretty tight game plan to make the look eclectic yet still cohesive, paying careful attention to color and scale.  (One of my twins likes to intensely mix patterns, but her picture would appear in that "Don't!" fashion section with the person's eyes blocked out to protect her - ahem her mother's - privacy.)

When it comes to interiors, one of my favorite designers who successfully pulls off the pattern play is  Jamie Meares of the killer blog I Suwannee and its sister store Furbish...

John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are another design duo who expertly layer pattern and color...

What do you think?  Not for the timid or cautious, but who wants to be timid and cautious?!

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