Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mixed Prints - What Do You Think?

Mixed Prints. I was inspired by this new fashion trend, and after finding some inspiration via blogs and fashion magazines, I was still torn on this new concept. But after successfully attempting this new look this week myself (or so I was told I was successful) it's starting to grow on me. I really think the originator of this idea is on to something.

Now before you start mixing plaid and polka dots, there are a couple rules to keep in mind to guide you into a trendy risk taker rather than most wanted on Fashion Police.

Sarah Beth, the blogista behind the Style Philosopher has some great insight on this trend and I couldn't help but gain a wealth of knowledge from her post regarding the mixed prints. Check the post out HERE!

Here are the key mixed print rules that you should NEVER leave home without:

1. When mixing prints, you need to pick a dominant and less dominant pattern. This always comes in handy with men when mixing dress shirts and ties. This week, I picked a wide pin stripe pant, mixed with a small detailed polka dot pattern. Today, I'm sporting a large floral print dress, mixed with coordinating seersucker-esque jacket. So a no-no would be mixing a polka dot dress with a equally detailed striped jacket, etc. So just think, one pattern needs to be larger and the other one small.

2. Also, keep in mind the color palette, as mentioned in Sarah's blog sticking with a simple or coordinating color palette will also help make the look work better.

I fell in love with some images from her website and just had to share. Even though we are discussing fashion, I think this trend would be translated perfectly in home decor, and yes, even in weddings! We always love to use a variety of table linens with different textures and patterns that coordinate, but perhaps we might start seeing this trend also brought through in paper goods, bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen attire and beyond! Who knows, but in the meantime, I'm lovin' it!

What do you think about this new trend?!



tammielee said...

No,no a thousand times no!

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