- Abstract patterned skirt - Old Navy
- Striped tunic - Old Navy
- Tights - DKNY via Nordstrom
- Riding boots - Born via Nordstrom
I know not everyone is a fan of mixing prints in an outfit, but I am. It's not easy for me - in fact, it's very challenging, but I like that it's a challenge. And I think even though it's definitely more mainstream now, it's still fairly unexpected to mix patterns and I like to have a little of the unexpected in my outfits. This particular mix was not really a challenge - I think of this outfit as a no-brainer, really, but it's also a very good example of the rules I use for mixing patterns within an outfit.
I usually do two things when mixing prints. One, I make sure the items I'm pairing have a color in common. In this case, the skirt and the top both have cream in common. Two, I make sure the intensity (or is it hue?) of the colors in the outfit are the same. The print on this skirt is a sort of soft, almost dusty blue and the stripe on the top is tan, which is a soft, dusty color.
Do you guys like to mix patterns/prints in an outfit? Do you have any tricks for doing so?