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A fashion statement this bold needs to be broken down a bit. Here are a few rules of thumb to stick with when mixing plaids.
Unless you are mixing three muted patterns or colors, stick to no more than two different prints. This is also true in decorating! If you mix three bold plaids, your look will end up looking cluttered rather than balanced.
2. USE A COMMON COLOR
Unite your two plaids or tartans with a common color. If each print has a vibrant red in it, your look will look bold but cohesive.
A general rule of thumb about prints — big prints make you look bigger, small prints make you look smaller. If you want to shrink your top, choose a smaller print. If you want your legs to be slimmed down, choose a smaller print for trousers.
4. ONE NEUTRAL
Choose one neutral item as part of your ensemble. Maybe you do a plaid top and bottom — try pairing the look with a simple black pump or boot. This will keep the look chic and not cluttered.
Try playing with the shade of your common color. Maybe both your plaids are red, but they vary in shade. Then you can have a ball with your accessories. Sky’s the limit!
Sunglasses - Celine
Jacket - J. Crew
Shirt - Forever 21 men's
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Pant - Forever 21 women's
Shoes - Zara