Monday, October 15, 2012

Mix It Up!

Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was great! It was filled with fall activities, soccer, and some relaxation time. My post today is on mixing prints. How do you know what will mix and what makes you look like a hot mess. These are the rules I follow for myself.

1.  When you are incorporating monochromatic color prints you can mix small and large prints freely, as I did below.  My black and cream bird sweater, from Forever 21, I layered over my thrifted cream and black polka dot shirt. To finish off the outfit, I incorporated my Gap black and white polka dot flats.
2. Prints that can be matched together are stripes and polka dots, animals and stripes , many geometric prints , and  florals can go together. The scale of the print is important, generally you want to mix a large and smaller print together.
3. Since it is fall, layering is a great way to mix prints, because as seen in my photo below my sweater only allows you to see a little bit of the polka dotted shirt. Layering mix prints is a great way to slowly try this trend.
4. If you want to try use a different color schemed mix print , take one color out of the print to focus on. For example, my floral shirt includes the colors green, navy, and white. So, my print that I coordinate with it will include one of those colors.

The Rockstar Skinny Jean- Old Navy, Soaring Bird Print Sweater- Forever 21,

Thrifted cream and black polka dot silk shirt -Similar, Gap Polka Dot Flats - Similar

Do you like mixing prints? Do you have a favorite print for fall?

Linking up at Thrifters AnonymousWatch what I am wearing, Monday Mingle, and Visible Monday.


  1. I do like to mix prints, but don't own very many items in prints so it doesn't really happen that frequently.

    Great look on you, Carrie. Really like the mix of birds with dots and the red jeans are perfect with the black and white.

  2. Love this mix of colors and patterns! Not too many people can pull it off, but you make it so effortless!
    I really love your flats, too!

  3. Carrie, that first photo...Fabulous!!!!!

  4. I love the mix you created. The red denim is so bold and cool.

    Visiting from Monday MIngle.

  5. Luh-huh-uvvvve that bird sweater. And mixed with polka dots? Fuggedaboutit. Love. And I agree with the comment above me about the first photo. Tres cool!!

  6. love the print mixing and layering of your look! :)

    C's Evolution of Style


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