If you’re tired of your style, one easy way to update your look is to add patterns. Whether it’s a pair of spandex leopard-print leggings or polka-dot shorts, use the following tips to incorporate bold pieces into your existing wardrobe.
5 Fun Prints & How to Wear Them
Florals give you plenty of color to play with. Pick two different prints that share a single color to make the most of it. Try inverting the colors for a stylish twist: If one piece has a red background with navy accents, get another one with a navy background and red accents.
2. Polka Dots
If you’re new to pairing multiple patterns, there is one combo where you can’t go wrong: stripes and polka dots. Also, look for polka dots in your accessories. From shoes to scarves to socks, they’re a fun yet understated way to add patterns to your everyday look.
Zebra, tiger, giraffe — wild animal prints give you a wild vibe. If you want to tone down the ferociousness, pair these prints with neutral shades. You can also look for larger, looser cuts. A flowing leopard-print blouse may be an easier introduction to your wardrobe than a skin-tight spandex skirt.
When pairing patterns, treat stripes like a neutral. They are versatile and come in all shades and sizes, so you can mix them with different scales. For instance, pair heavy, broad stripes with a delicate pattern of small hearts. Alternatively, combine skinny pinstripes with a large-print tropical design.
Camouflage shades tend to be muted olive greens and tans. Spice up the traditional look and avoid looking like you’re headed for a hunting trip by complementing your camo with bright colors. Neon is one way eye-catching and trendy option.
Trust Spandex House for your prints and patterns. Based in New York City in the Garment District, they are the world’s largest supplier of spandex and lycra fabrics for all shapes, sizes, and colors — they even offer sequins. With over 25 years in the business, they are known for top-quality products and prompt customer care. Visit their website for an overview of their product line. If you have questions about their offering, give them a call at (212) 354-6711.