Thursday, June 6, 2013

How to: Mix patterns

The little secret to this is that there really aren't any rules about which patterns you can and cannot mix.  You're allowed to have fun with it, and it might end up looking like a fun mess, but that's part of the fun.  The rules come into play with the other items that you're wearing.

The general rule of thumb is that if you're going to go bold in one place, tone it down in others.  Mixing patterns requires a certain organized loudness.  It's okay to be bold, but you don't want too much going on in your ensemble.  Neutral accessories will keep the focus on the patterns of your outfit instead of your accessories.  Adding a natural palette also leaves room for a bit of spunk in your accessories, but for the most part, keep them simple and not too extravagant.

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  1. I love mixing prints! Love love love that combination of the grid shirt and striped shorts. Lovely picks.


  2. You know exactly how to mix prints. And now I want to copy this entire outfit into my wardrobe...

    Trendy Teal

  3. this is a BEAUTIFUL outfit! i think the shoes totally made it chic- a solid wedge always seems to do that ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  4. Ah! Those shorts are to DIE for! *__*

  5. Great tips on how to mix patterns! I really love the look you put together; and the bag is fabulous! I'm your latest (#620) follower!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)


  6. I love mixing prints! And this combo of grids and stripes is awesome:)

  7. I like white bag. Great day.

  8. i loveee to mix prints too! cute picks girl!



  9. thanks for your sweet comment! love the outfit you put together in this post.

  10. Looks like I need still practice for this trend - but your example is perfect <3

    And thank you for your nice comment on my blog - I checked immediately your blog with the result: I like it!

    I would like to follow you on gfc and/or bloglovin. It´ll be great if you come return to my blog to follow me – then I will follow you immediately back.

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

  11. Love the way you have mixed the plain accessories with the prints to create a really easy to wear and chic outfit!
    Laura. xx

  12. Hey
    Nice picks for patterns! We did a pattern mix picks post on Friday and I agree about staying toned down. I prefer to use a stripe of some kind with a more busy pattern in a cohesive color palette. That Navy Blouse is so my style!

  13. Mixing prints is definitely a trend for this summer. I absolutely adore it. :)

  14. Great set! Love mixing prints!
    Nice blog, check out mine and tell me what do you think about following each other on GFC, Bloglovin or FB? I would love to! :)

    xx Karolina

  15. I really like those shorts and great idea on mixing the prints. I'll need to try this out soon!

    Delightful Sunflower


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