Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pattern Mixing

Pattern mixing was a foreign concept to me until I started reading fashion blogs.  You ladies out there have shown me that pattern mixing can be fun and a great way to stretch your wardrobe.  I started dipping my toes by starting in small doses with an outfit that has 2 colors (like black and white) and stripes and polka dots (as seen here and here).  

I have since moved on a some bolder combinations but I think they are still pretty doable for most.  I don't really have any fast rules when it comes to pattern mixing but it's easiest when you find a common color in both pieces.  I never thought gingham and leopard would look good together but I really love how this outfit came together.  I say just try it on and take a picture and see how you like it.  

Today, I am sharing 2 print mixing outfits that I follow the similar formula that I stated.  The first outfit the pattern mixing is very subtle.  The blazer has a polka dot print that you can barely see and I feel a print like this makes it almost fool proof on pattern mixing.  

The 2nd outfit I stuck to the black and white and mixed polka dot and floral.  Again, since the blazer has a subtle print - it's just a bonus pattern.

Since there are tons of posts that give guidance to pattern mixing, I thought I would share one written by Liz of Downtown Demure.  She breaks it down so easily than I can ever explain.  I love Liz's style and have copied her look here.  If you have not met Liz, please stop by and check out her amazing outfits.  Thank you Liz for featuring me in post and your kind words!

J Crew Carrie Cami in Watercolor Floral, J Crew Pencil skirt

J Crew Carrie Cami in Watercolor floral, Fashion Over 40

Outfit Details:
The Limited Blazer (worn herehereherehere & hereSimilar
J Crew Carrie Cami in Watercolor Floral Same
J Crew Factory Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Cotton Same in Current Colors
Sira Mara Royal Spear Necklace Same
BaubleBar Mason Pave Ring Same
Ivanka Florina Heels

SiraMara Royal Spear Necklace, J Crew Carrie Cami in Watercolor Floral

Floral and polka dots, Fashion Over 40

Pattern Mixing, Fashion Over 40

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Polka Dot Top (worn herehere & hereSimilar
Ann Taylor Floral A-Line Skirt Similar
Tiffany & Co Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Pendant Necklace Same
BaubleBar Mason Pave Ring Same
BaubleBar Ice Quad Ring Same
Banana Republic Bracelet Similar
Banana Republic Ninah Pumps Same on Clearance

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