Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bold Patterns


Sunnies: c/o HERE| Earring: Similar HERE & HERE| Striped blouse: Ashley Stewart, sold out
Ankara dress: c/o HERE| Pink sandals: Vince Camuto, old| Purse: Coach, old

We just took a glimpse into Fall with my last post, but today I’m back into summer mode with a fun print ankara print midi dress. Not only is its P I N K hue EVERYTHING, but the print offered me yet another opportunity to delve into the mixed prints game. At times I read that mixed prints can be intimidating to some, one of the easiest ways to transition into the print toss game is by way of black & white. I’ve shown a few examples here on the blog of how to mix patterns/prints solely using black & white (see HEREHERE, HERE). Today’s post is an example of how to do so while incorporating other colors. 
This dress is perfection for casual summer wear, but for the office I opted to add in sleeves. Or shall I say statement sleeves? 😊 Have I mentioned recently exactly how cold my office is?! Seriously, like the north pole ⛄ Nonetheless, I digress… 
Over to you: How are you playing with mixed prints this summer?
Until next time,
XO

14 comments:

  1. I love that pattern mixing. This is so cute with the multi colored dress and that white/bue striped top! Love it!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  2. Love your print mixing! This is the most fun outfit - EVER

    michellespaige.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle!! I was so siked that the park benches matched perfectly, LOL!

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  3. You are so fabulous at creating unexpected combinations and truly inspired looks. The layering and print mixing here is pure magic! Thanks for the redirect to Grass Fields. Their fabrics are beyond beautiful!

    Liz
    http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/07/28/a-tour-of-baldwin-and-northwest-michigan/

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    1. Thanks so much Liz!! I get a chance to tap into my creative side with fun prints like this :) Grass Fields has prints that seem to come to life, and the colors are just as vibrant and rich in person <3

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  4. Great dress, great pattern mix! You look stunning in this outfit! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  5. Stunning! I adore this outfit and your talent for pattern mixing is spot on. Thank you for sharing your styling genius on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  6. Beautiful dress and fabulous pattern mixing! I love the statement sleeves! THanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks Emma!! The sleeves on this top are perfection, I wish it was a button-up (with a collar) instead of a zip up :)

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  7. Joi, this is so fabulous! Oh, you are just a magnificent pattern mixing genius and colorista!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks so much Shelbee!!! I ❤ a good print toss!

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