‘Ello Mixing

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Zara top (on major sale :: similar), Anthropologie shorts (similar), J. Crew bracelets, Ray Ban sunnies, Steve Madden shoes (similar)

Hmmm, where do I begin? First off, mixing patterns doesn’t scare me. I think some people are afraid to mix multiple patterns because they don’t know how to do it. For those who are nervous listen up!
Make sure one of your patterns is smaller than the other so it balances out. This is why polka dot and leopard are always a popular choice.
Stick with similar color tones or an item that has primary colors. I wouldn’t wear neon on neon unless I was going to a rave or pastel on pastel unless it was Easter…on second thought actually no, I wouldn’t wear those ever so scratch that. Leopard is great for mixing because it has the muted color tone already in it: cream, black, and brown…what doesn’t go with that? It might be your best option starting out and then the more practice you have the braver your choices can get!

Photography by Brice
  1. Tinacious Me July 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

    love the mix of prints!
    ~ http://www.Tinacious.Me ~

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  2. Kimberly July 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

    This is such a cute look – and I have a leopard blouse very similar…I think I need to get more gutsy with my print mixing! :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  3. The Now July 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Adorable!!! Love how you mixed it up!!! xoxo

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  4. Karissa July 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    So jealous of your leo blouse! Beyond chic! Your hair looks amazing too. xx

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  5. Closet Fashionista July 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Love this look! And att a great tip, I don’t pattern mix simply be ause I don’t have many prints but I always love when others do it ;)

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  6. Style My Way July 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I definitely need mixing tips! I would never think to mix those yet they are darling together! And, I’m dying for the J.Crew bracelet! A definite must-have!! Cute as always!
    http://akstylemyway.blogspot.com/

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  7. Asia July 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I totally agree with all of your tips on how to mix prints. I also recommend not over thinking it as well. Sometimes I just throw things together and they come out looking great!!

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  8. Fashion Tales July 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    What a gorgeous combination!I love that leopard printed blouse! -xo

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  9. Margaret July 9, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Those shorts!!! Too cute :) x

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  10. Margaret July 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Those shorts!!! Too cute :) x

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