Tuesday, February 7, 2012

this ain't your grandma's skirt

When I gave a talk at a MOPS meeting a few months ago about style & outfitting, one of the first things  asked when I opened the floor for questions was, "So...you said that pattern mixing is a fun trend. But...how do you know what patterns to mix?"

For me, I almost always pair a stripe with some sort of floral. It's easy, it's fun, and it doesn't look like a 4 year old picked out your outfit. 

Whoa. Hey there white & pasty January legs. 



Skirt, Mary Jane heels - Dillards 

I seriously love this look. It has a sweet vintage feel, but with a chunk of purple hair and hipster glasses it isn't TOO sweet ;) 

Anywho, what are your favorite patterns to mix?

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25 comments:

  1. the stripes and florals go perfectly together here. i want to try to recreate this! :)

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  2. I've been bitten by the stripes bug. At stores, I am drawn to racks of skirts, shirts, even coats, all wearing beautiful stripes. I've succumbed to the temptation a couple of times but usually just pair them with solids. Now I'm thinking that I need to find a floral skirt!

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  3. This looks real pretty. I'm always afraid of mixing prints with prints...but maybe i'll give it a try sometime soon <3

    http://onthefword.blogspot.com

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  4. this outfit is adorable - you are adorable! : ) hope you have a good day today!

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  5. I'm not great with pattern mixing...but you do it so well! :)

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  6. You should get a pin it button on every post I really want to pin this outfit!!! And white pasty legs?? You ain't seen nothing girl!! Anywho... I looove this outfit!!!

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  7. I agree a strip is a neutral and can go with any pattern. I wear stripes all the time with polka-dots. I also love to wear colors that don't match, they brighten up your wardrobe and you look more creative.

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  8. Ridiculously gorgeous!!! I tried wearing a skirt sunday. didn't happen! i will get there!! But this is such a perfect pairing!!!
    Also your legs are so NOT white or pasty!!!

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  9. really love these prints together, i'm going to have to get that boatneck tee ASAP

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  10. oh, i love the skirt and those shoes! and you look so purty in those glasses!

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  11. Your legs are nothing pasty compared to mine. They haven't seen sunshine in months. Glow-in-the-dark is a better description! Very cute outfit!

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  12. oh darling, come to the Northwest if you want to see REAL white and pasty legs. yours look tan! :) love the stripes + floral!!

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  13. If those are your pasty legs, you don't even want to meet mine...You look adorable!

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  14. Love this outfit! I feautured you over on my blog yesterday! Have a great day!

    -Hannah

    http://blissfullyfeminine.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the belted skirt...and the pattern mix. Vintage-y and modern!

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  16. I love seeing the pattern mix. I wish I would think to do it! Fab look mama.

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  17. this might be my favorite outfit ever! I love everything about it... a floral skirt like this is on my list when I'm thrifting :)
    thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. LOVE this outfit! LOve the heals too!!

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  19. Loving your style and your blog. Stopped in from The Pleated Poppy link up, and I'm your newest follower! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  20. i love this look... the skirt, the glasses. i love it all!

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