“ Fashion is about suspense, surprise and fantasy and never about the rules”- Wolfgang joop 


Whenever someone talks about reinventing themselves or expressing their true inner selves it is almost always in the context of fashion. Our clothes help us define what we want the world to think of us and what better way of expressing ourselves than using unique patterns or prints. A pattern is any repeated design, whereas a print is a design that has been printed onto fabric, rather than woven or embroidered. Both of them have been staples in any fashionista’s closet but like everything , prints and patterns have their naysayers. No matter what your stance in this article we’ll take an in-depth look at wearing patterns and how to choose the right cloth for you whether you are buying fabric online or in store.

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How to wear patterns and prints :

  1. One at a time : Most experts and tips found on fabric online point to one basic step     needed to use patterns and prints fashionably in your everyday life. That being to only wear one piece of patterned fabric at a time. You only get one pattern at a time so choose the design that fits you the best. If you are okay with the more common patterns then stores near you might do the job but for more unique patterns try buying from an online fabric store with more unconventional designs as well as the basics














2. With something more subtle: Prints are widely known to often steal the show when it comes to an outfit. Instead of matching its energy try print with more subtle shades like neutrals or pastels. These colours let the pattern shine as well as not draw too much attention away from you. They keep your outfit grounded. An example of this can be a printed shirt under a blazer. 












3. Start small : wearing intricate designs can be daunting for some people. The easiest way to work around this problem is to start small and work your way up. A patterned scarf or a tie can elevate your look without making you look too bold. Another way to do this is to match your patterned accessories . if your earrings and scarf match while your outfit remains neutral, it can appear as a deliberate statement.


  1. Trust your instincts : patterns are extremely personal and what might be available near you might not be the best for you. Choose the patterns that suit you and make you feel good about yourself. Reading all you want on fabric online will be useless if at the end of the day it doesn’t make you happy. 


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