Celebrate the spring season by playing with the patterns in your closet! If you’ve mastered color blocking, it’s time to try pattern blocking. This concept is a lot like color blocking, but instead of blocking solid colors, you block patterns! Since there is such a variety of options out there, we gathered a few basic ideas to help inspire you and get you started.
Match a basic striped top with a floral capri to make a casual springtime outfit. Since the striped pattern is relatively basic when compared to floral print, the two patterns balance each other out. (via PostGradChic)
A subtle dot skirt complements a busy shirt with bright floral pattern while keeping the outfit fun. (via The Traveling Cabinet)
Pattern blocking isn’t just for tops and bottoms! Add a bold print scarf with a small horizontal striped shirt as a start to your pattern blocking experiments. (via Triple Thread)
Texture matters! Wear a delicate lace shirt with a fun, sweet polka dot patterned skirt. (via Bukombin)
Put on a narrowly striped shirt with a floral long skirt to make a daring, elegant statement. (via Babble)
How do you pattern block? Are you subtle or bold?