Trending: Pattern Mixing


We’ve been seeing bold and colorful pattern combining everywhere, and it can be a bit daunting to get so adventurous with your outfits. But this trend is so fun and achievable within any wardrobe, here are some of our favorite outfits for inspiration!

Pairing larger stripes or polka dots with dainty florals is an easy way to start pattern combining– neither print is too crazy or unusual but they pair together for a super unique outfit!

Don't be afraid to play with prints. #prints #maxiskirts #ladiesonlyboutique


Sticking to a monochromatic color palette is another easy way to wear your patterns! Playing with different scales of pattern is also helpful in creating an outfit that stands out.

From: Girlsofffifth--love the pattern clashing, especially on the lady on the right (bonus points for leopard print shoes!).

#anthofave Skirts: Knee, Maxi, Mini

Once you’re a pro at pattern mixing, give some of these outfits a try! The bolder & funkier, the better.😎

wow, really?

Print mix *-*!!!! want!!!! That top is so great! The print, color ahhhhhh!

Exuberantly Printed Mash-Ups - The 'Get Busy, Get Dizzy' Editorial for Paper Mag is Elaborate (GALLERY)

Taka Naka Fall/Winter 2014-15

Thom Browne.

Show us your best pattern mixing outfits on instagram @designworksinternatinal! Bonus points if you find a cool background like the one above to elevate your look.πŸ˜‰

In the name of print & pattern,


Design Works International is a lifestyle studio located in the heart of Manhattan that’s been helping to define and capitalize on trends for over 30 years. Originally (and still) a print studio, the in-house artists at Design Works International are busy every day exploring, inspiring, and creating to bring you original prints that are on-trend and sure to sell!


It’s All in the Details


Denim is getting a π–—π–Šπ–›π–†π–’π–• with π•–π•žπ•“π•–π•π•π•šπ•€π•™π•žπ•–π•Ÿπ•₯𝕀, πšπš›πš’πš–, and sparkles that are making them statement pieces in every wardrobe. Patches or tassels are added to make jeans unique and express peoples personal aesthetic! The details matter and we love to be inspired by people’s creations.

Here are some favorites:




What denim pieces are you currently loving? πŸ’•

In the name of print & pattern,


Neo-Mint is Minty Fresh


Neo Mint will be the color of 2020. Neo Mint is a soft shade of mint green that will make its debut in both interiors and fashion. This fresh shade is reminiscent of innovative futuristic trends. Nature inspires this shade with its naturalistic tones but incorporates a modern feel.

Neo Mint will be everywhere, and here are some examples of this πŸ…΅πŸ†πŸ…΄πŸ†‚πŸ…·Β shade:


Will you be rocking this trend?

In the name of print & pattern,


Stars & Stripes


The 4th of July is coming up and it is the perfect day to showcase your ~cutest~ star and stripes threads! Stars β˜†β˜…β˜† are a poppin‘ trend this summer and you can easily be festive this year.Β πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈΒ Need some inspo for what to wear? We got you covered!

Below are our favorite festive looks! ↓↓↓



What are you wearing this year?

In the name of print & pattern,


Trending: Pastels


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Pastels are making a huge statement this summerβ˜€οΈ. If you want to dabble withΒ color, pastels are perfect for you.Β Pastels are soft but they can make a statement. The eye is immediately drawn to pastels because of their delicate and playful qualities. Pastels are π•—π•¦π•ŸΒ and commonly used in interior spaces, fashion and accessories!Β 

See how below ⇣

P A S T E L + I N T E R I O R


P A S T E L + F A S H I O N


P A S T E L + A C C E S S O R I E S


What pastel items are you currently obsessed with?

In the name of print & pattern,


How to Add a POP of Color to Any Outfit


If you struggle with boring outfits, this is the article for you! It’s easy to add a POP of color to your wardrobe so that you can show the world your ~fun~ side. All you need is a few simple accessories, creativity, and your beautiful self!

Colors and textures can catch the attention of anyone and there are endless possibilities to take your outfit to the next level!Β Β Take these tips to look colorful at your next outing.Β 

EARRINGS:Β Earrings can be a statement, so why not make them FUN! Pom-pom and tassel earrings are my favorite because they come in so many colors. Here are some for inspiration.



ESPADRILLES: Espadrilles are a huge trend this summer because they are cute and comfortable. They can easily change a bland outfit! Here are some of my favorites.



BANDANAS: Bandanas are inexpensive, colorful and can complete any outfit. They can be used as a headband for a bad hair day or even function as a unique belt!



Hope these tips inspired you to live life colorfully!

In the name of print & pattern,


DIY Denim Choker


Try this super easy DIY denim choker! Tag @designworksinternational if you share on Insta!



What you will need

-old jeans or denim

-velcro you can cut



Step 1:Β Decide if you are using denim fabric or an old pair of jeans. I went with an old pair of straight leg jeans for this.

Step 2:Β Cut the hem off of the pant leg of the jeans, make sure to cut close to the stitches to make sure it’s even.

Step 3:Β Cut the hem in half, make sure both sides are symmetrical.

Step 4:Β Cut a small piece of velcro and attach to the ends of the hem.

Step 5:Β VoilΓ‘! You’re done!

TBT – The Marie Antoinette Room in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thank goodness they liked our work, or they may have taken off our heads!!

In 2007 the Museum came to us to help them with refurbishing Marie Antoinette’s furniture. Detailed patterns were done here and full size printouts were made for every piece to be embroidered from.


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