Fall is truly the season to shine personal-style wise. When it’s no longer hotter than the face of the sun, one has more opportunities to don a sleeve, a pant, or any layering of the like. That said, transitioning into a new season of styling can be intimidating... dusting off the old and possibly looking for some new. So, before anyone makes any spooky decisions, we’d like to take it upon ourselves to mix up a few of Deb’s favorite stylings for this crispety, crunchety season alongside some of SCOUT’s newest fall patterns. You can always trust Deb to get it right!
May the autumn gods bless Sarah Turk, our lovely Digital Marking and E-Commerce Coordinator who so kindly served as our in-house model for this pattern mixing post. Now we finally have an attainable example of pattern mixing and matching working in everyone’s favor through the technique of tying prints together by color.
Color-and-white prints mix well with other color-and-white prints, even if the colors are different! Multicolor patterns mix best with other patterns from the same colorway. So, yah, you can absolutely wear a black-and-white gingham button down and buffalo plaid skirt while donning your Weekender Travel Bag in our iconic Fleetwood Black pattern, and it won’t throw off the vibes. If anything, it will elevate the look.
Try varying scales of similar patterns, like micro and macro checks. Even if the colors are varied, this will work! This beige-and-black look is a super chic example of like patterns in neutral tones. We absolutely love camel, and this Weekender in Kilted Age really adds to this Margot Tennenbaum-y ensemble.
Mixing and layering patterns is both modern and original. It also allows you to really go for it and express individual style in new ways that adhere to your wardrobe and pieces you may be interested in investing in. Fill your Pleasure Chest in Stack Efron with some natural wine and olive oil before you head to a cozy dinner party. Patterns like these that closely relate to one another – like geometrics, stripes, or checks – add modern dimension to your fall closet. This is some next level mixing. Maybe even advanced! Don’t fret though. You’re ready.
Camo on camo gets really cool when unified by color. Our new fave, Happy Glamper, is perfect for accenting with electric brights from lemon to hot pink or tropicana orange. This approach also applies to animal print, camo’s cousin. Faux Paws can be rocked with a highlighter pigment or another leopard print, like Sarah’s jacket.
I bet you never imagined carrying a Mini Deano in Prep Talk with a neon pink vest and a black and white oxford, but you can actually mix a super decorative pattern like a paisley or ikat with a simple stripe when unified by color or white.
If this pattern guide ticked your print pickle, don’t hesitate to share your own inspiration with us on Instagram or even explore further options amongst our new arrivals. Lastly, never be afraid to take risks! The biggest risk is not taking any risk. Now go have a happy fall, y’all.