Embracing Pattern, a Series: Paisley

Do you think paisley is too feminine for your style? Well perhaps if we show you how masculine and sophisticated paisley can be, you’ll reconsider!

Granted, this busy print can be loud and colorful, but it can also be subtle and toned down. It all depends on the colors you choose, size of the pattern, and what you pair it with. Here are three tips to help you incorporate paisley into your style choices.

1. Pick a small print of paisley. This will go with more of your clothes and can be easily mixed and matched with other patterns.

This will go with more of your clothes and can be easily mixed and matched with other patterns.

2. Unless you’re ready for bold, go with subtle colors. Navy, oxblood, hunter green, brown, grey, and black are some subdued colors that are great with paisley.

3. Mix a small accent of paisley with another pattern or two. You’ll be surprised by how well it goes with polka-dots, stripes, and tweed. Just remember to vary the sizes of your prints.