Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pattern Play

In my blogging life I have seen quite a few blogs attempt to explain mixing patterns. I've also seen magazines attempt to do so. I'll be honest and say that I haven't really seen any examples work really well. (Sometimes the mixes just look crazy and outlandish to me, but that's me...) Maybe my style is too subtle or pattern mixing is a more of a personal preference kind of thing.

Fortunately, I will say that I've mixed patterns successfully twice this week and I think I've found some great ways to mix prints.

This is one I should have thought of at least once  because I've worn this jacket approximately 1642 times (approximately...) but it just keeps finding ways to surprise me.

The print on the jacket is so subtle, but it is still somewhat noticeable up close. I think this pairing is really cute and I may not have attempted it, if this jacket wasn't such a wardrobe staple. The two navy colors play off of each other really well here.

Jacket - Proenza for Target, Dress - HandM

This idea I stole from my very stylish boss. She wore something similar at our interview and I think it's genius. Lace is totally a pattern! I hadn't thought of it, but lace can actually be pretty hard to coordinate with other items. 
It turns out all you need to do is add some leopard! I just love this mix. It's dead on!

Leopard faux fur scarf - Ebay, lace top - Target

How do you mix prints? Do you really go all out or are you more into subtle mixing?


1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of mixing leopard with lace! Definitely going to try it!


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