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A clash of colors, a collision of styles: patterns cling to you with unfortunate persistence. Geometric shapes battle with bold florals; horizontal stripes challenge their vertical counterparts; and the result is a look that lacks all good sense. You’re drenched in fashion (and it simply doesn’t flatter).
Patterns are essential to crafting outfits. They offer visual interest, texture and depth — allowing clothing to spark interest instead of yawns. Choosing more than one style, however, often proves too challenging for would-be fashionistas. Designs contradict each other: overwhelming any figure and causing cringes.
It’s imperative that all shoppers – including you — recognize the need for restraint. Blending patterns requires moderation: with one meant to dominate and all others to complement. There must be a clear focus, with secondary designs offering muted colors and shapes.
Neutral patterns are necessary. These represent textures that seem solid from a distance, their depths indistinguishable until viewed closely. Items like tweed or houndstooth offer relief. They match any style without overwhelming it. All other patterns can be used with them — with these offering subtle hints of variety and nothing more.
The value of neutral patterns is immense: allowing individuals to create outfits that delight, instead of offending strangers with too many bursts of color. These become the cornerstones of entire wardrobes and move from season to season. Their rewards are many.
It’s vital therefore to select neutrals. They tame outfits, allowing them to appear polished rather than erratic — and that’s what every style maven wants.