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Check, Stripes & Polka Dots

 Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear black and white; How to mix checks & stripes,

Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of Splash News.

Checks, stripes and polka dots are classic patterns that can be found in every woman’s wardrobe. But have you considered putting the three all together? The key is sticking to a simple color palette, like the basic black and white one seen on Olivia Palermo above.

Mixing two patterns that share at least one common color and the print elements are similar, is one easy way to get started. Once you are comfortable with the pattern-on-pattern look, start varying the sizes, then gradually add another pattern in. It’s advisable not to wear more than 3 patterns in the same outfit, which also get approved in today’s looks.

In Chinese: 棋盘格条纹圆点是我们每个女人衣橱都有的经典图案。你有想过把这三个混搭在一起吗? 看看奥利维亚·巴勒莫 (Olivia Palermo)的这两个造新吧!不但不凌乱,而且把经典搭出了现代感。所有的元素都保持在简单的黑白色调里是其中的关键。如果你对于图案的混搭还处于入门阶段,先从两件有共同色、且图案大小差不多的单品开始,习惯后再尝试大小不同的图案,找到感觉后再试着加入第三个。像颜色一样,一个造型里的图案最好不要超过三个。

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear black and white; How to mix checks & stripes,  featured:   Clockwise from top left:  Top: Tibi striped silk cami (50% off! see how she mixed it with plaid here)  Shirt: J.Crew BOY SHIRT IN TRIANGLE DOT (30% off with 'HISUMMER' sitewide)  Shorts: Zara checked Shorts (similar here)  Shoe: Aquazzura Belgravia Suede Lace-Up Pumps (more colors here; great alternative here & here)  Clutch: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here) Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana Two Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses

Clockwise from top left:
Top: Tibi (50% off! see how she mixed it with plaid here)
Shirt: J.Crew (30% off with ‘HISUMMER’ sitewide)
Shorts: Zara (similar here)
Shoe: Aquazzura (more colors here; great alternative herehere)
Clutch: Jimmy Choo (great alternative here)
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here)

Olivia Palermo street style 2014; How to wear black and white; How to mix checks & stripes,  Clockwise from top left:  Top: Zara checked top (obsessed with this dress)  Earrings: Baublebar METALLIC 360 STUDS  Shorts: Zara checked Shorts (similar here)  Shoe: Alexander McQueen Black & Gold Suede Embroidered Loafers (last seen on her here; similar here & here)  Bag: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Jet Set Travel large textured-leather tote  Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana Two Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses (similar here)

Clockwise from top left:
Top: Zara (obsessed with this dress)
Earrings: Baublebar
Shorts: Zara (similar here)
Shoe: Alexander McQueen (last seen on her here; similar here & here)
Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here)