Mix It Up

9 Dec

Pattern-on-pattern has been around for quite some seasons now, whether it has been acknowledged or not. It use to be such a taboo to have different types of prints combined together to pull off one cohesive piece. Not anymore. It seems we have embraced the different prints and deemed them “so chic.” I love the mixing and matching of things. It is in some ways, very whimsical layering different patterns on one another. On most days I am extremely plain Jane and love my structured looks, but when I am feeling optimistically flamboyant, I envelop myself in a mass of prints to emulate my mood.

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I understand the color palette of this jumper is not-so-current with the winter season but put that aside for right now. This is a prime example of how putting together different patters and colors can work for pulling off a look. I love how versatile this can be. You can either go casual or dressy. (e.g. how cute would a white or pastel colored blazer be with this jumper?)

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Sliding into a printed kimono makes this outfit look and feel so effortless. Having the blue in the bustier and the blue in the kimono, it’s like these two pieces were a match made in heaven.

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Don’t limit yourself to just mixing and matching patterns. Try mixing different materials as well. It gives the outfit a more textured look but more importantly, an interesting look :).

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3 Responses to “Mix It Up”

  1. Pilar December 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Reblogged this on Style Prepper.

  2. sharmasushmita December 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    I love the jumper..but i find it designing with prints a little difficult…any suggesions.

    • My Cup (or not) of Tea December 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

      It’s all about the color of the print more so then the prints themselves. Try to focus on prints that have complimentary colors (e.g. yellow and shades of purple or blue and shades of orange). XxCups PS – Thanks for stopping in, girlfriend!

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