I like the visual effect of wearing multiple items of the same pattern close together in one outfit. In other words, there isn’t a solid to break them up unless it’s worn on the bottom. I wore a version of this combination a few weeks ago.
The patterns can be anything at all. Loud, quiet, neutral or non-neutral, it’s all good. Here are some versions that caught my eye.
Combine a shell top and topper in the same fabric and pattern to create the effect of a maximal top. Finish it off with solid bottoms, and footwear and a bag to match. I like the look of an interesting and non-traditional twinset, and this fits the bill. It’s practical if you like to layer to keep warm or cool.
2. Skirted Romper
This look has a ‘50s flavour to it, and is very unexpected. A romper is combined with a detachable wrap skirt in the same pattern. The skirt makes the outfit look like a dress, especially from the back and side. But you do a double take when you see the outfit from the front and in motion. Awfully fun, although quite the disrobing commitment in the loo.
3. Pattern Cubed
Here THREE pieces in the same pattern are combined to make an outfit. A pair of pants, a top and a jacket create a column of pattern, where the striped ribbing is the only part that breaks things up a bit. The same can be achieved with two pieces if the top and bottom are a jumpsuit.
4. Two-Piece Jumpsuit
Here a top and bottom in the same pattern are paired to create a jumpsuit effect. This version is a lot more practical than a one-piece, and maybe more comfortable too. I love the elegance of the swooshing fabric, the waist tie for structure, and how well the model wears the large scale pattern. She looks stunning and it’s my favourite of the four. Add jewellery, eyewear, and watch as desired.