It’s never been easier to mix prints and patterns in an outfit than with my Emily in Paris capsule wardrobe. You can mix any print you love like a pro if you own the right combination of just 8 chic closet essentials. Two-tone prints like toile and polka dots never go out of style and are easy to mix and match. Black and white is the most popular color combination for a capsule wardrobe and also the easiest to make outfits with. There are a few brands that consistently deliver new prints and patterns that are flattering and highly desirable to most women. The secret to high-low styling in this Emily in Paris Capsule is choosing one chic essential from my list that you love and adding 7 more, in your budget, that mix and match with it. Let me show you how shopping on closetchoreography.com, and having the right capsule wardrobe checklist makes it easy to get the look for less.
TRY TWO-TONE PRINTS AND PATTERNS
Some of the freshest and most flattering prints are two-tone. Two-tone prints like toile and polka dot never go out of style and are easy to mix and match. Make two-tone pattern dresses look new each year by reworking what you wear them. This year I’m loving them with bright solid colored tweed jackets and colorful trimmed cardigans like this.
MIX PRINTS WITH NEUTRAL BLACK AND WHITE
Black and white is the most popular color combination for a capsule wardrobe and also the easiest to mix and match. Keep your combinations interesting by choosing chic essentials with fun details like this tweed jacket with chain trim, or this soft textured eyelash yarn cardigan. Express your own personal style with any patterned dress with a black background. Whatever you choose will look good under your black and white cardigan or jacket. Black and white striped tops in different shapes and styles are easy to mix and match too.
Black and White Tweed Jackets
Pattern Dresses with Black Backgrounds
Black and White Cardigan
BUY BRANDS FAMOUS OR THEIR PRINTS AND PATTERNS
I’ve found there are a few brands that consistently deliver new prints and patterns that are flattering on and highly desirable to most women. Some of my favorite brands are Veronica Beard, Ulla Johnson, and Farm Rio.
More Capsule Wardrobe Inspo with Ulla Johnson
HOW TO HIGH-LOW
Simple Swaps to Meet Your Needs
The secret to high-low styling in this Emily in Paris Capsule is choosing one chic essential from my list that you love, and adding 7 more in your budget that mix and match with it. You can build your capsule around a timeless designer brand piece, like a Gucci cardigan, or a new colorful print dress that has you at “hello”.
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS
Shopping on closetchoreography.com and having the right capsule wardrobe checklist makes it easy to get the look for less. I’ve sifted through all the search results to bring you the best pieces from all different brands from Target to Chanel! Get the look you love with whatever is in your wallet.
Complete the Look
COFFEE IN MY CLOSET
This week’s coffee in my closet live on Instagram was inspired by this capsule wardrobe. Watch again here in Instagram to see an up-close version of some of my favorite pieces from these capsules and get some pro tips on how to easily mix prints and patterns. Everything I shared is linked in this post and my original Emily in Paris Capsule Wardrobe post. Here is a link to take a shortcut to shop just the clothes and accessories from the video in my LTK shop.