Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mixed Prints

Top and Skirt: Old Navy
Ring: Charlotte Russe
Sandals: Reflections


One trend that I don't do often enough, but probably should is pattern mixing. It feels like such daunting thing to accomplish because you don't want to look like you dressed yourself in the dark. But I think as long as the pieces still tie in together, it can be a fun way to create new combinations in your closet. 

Take this skirt for example. It has a thin pinstripe print, cute shape and my favorite, pockets. You would think I would wear this all the time but it's been sitting in my closet for the last three years. When I did wear it, it was usually with a solid black top. 

But for this months Everybody, Everywear, which happens to be pattern mixing, I paired it with this red top and brought my skirt it out of closet purgatory. The print is subtle enough that it's not going to clash with top, but it brings out a nice visual instead of the standard, solid on top/print on bottom and vice versa. I'm quite please with the way this outfit came about and it makes me want to explore more of the wonderful world of pattern mixing.


Check out Everybody, Everywear to see how other bloggers worked this trend.

Everybody, Everywear | Pattern Mixing

1 comment:

Frannie Pantz said...

You look adorable!  At first I didn't notice the pinstripes, but once you mentioned them AND said it had pockets, I became an instant fan!  Great look!