Patterns are a good thing is used properly with fashionable outfits. The problem comes when patterns are used as the entire outfit, and we find that there is a pattern overload. For example, paisley and plaid. For some strange reason this combination actually had a following in the 1970′s. We are ever so grateful to the fashion gods for putting the kibosh to that episode, but unfortunately not everyone got the memo. So when in paisley or plaid used in a nice way? It seems that designer Vera Bradley has found a nice balance between the horrible and the simply adorable.
Other patterns that are good for you and me include accesorizing with animal prints. The animal prints can be in scarfs, belts, shoes, or with fashion jewelry worn with the ensemble. There are some patterns though that while they are trendy, do horrors to those that wear them. Take for instance polka dots. This is a timeless pattern, but is not flattering on many people. The reason being is that certain body types are not in their best light when wearing the cutesy dot pattern.
More than anything, being conscientious about your body type, fashion do’s and don’ts, and how you would feel if seeing it on someone else, will bring about your inner fashion savvy. This will help you to make wise decisions when picking out outfits and when going out to show of your creation. It can be the difference between getting stares of disgust, or stares of fascination.