Mix Prints - Going Against the Grain!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Shoes:  Alfani (Macy's)
Skirt:  Express
Top:  NY&Co
Belt: NY&Co

This outfit gave me much joy. For years, I've practiced the never mix prints unless you want to look like a clown, or someone that didn't look in the mirror before walking out their front door, or someone who may have gotten dressed in the dark...but last night I was catching up on all my mags as my relaxing labor day activity and in my InStyle Magazine they talked about breaking the Fashion Rules.  Lo and behold the 8th rule was mix prints, go against the grain. Of course you still can't go hog wild with it.  More like mixing floral with plaid, or floral and polka dot.  Soooo I read this before falling asleep last night and woke up with the desire to see if I could pull off this new style without feeling heartburn.  I managed to surprise myself. I really liked this look. I liked the fact that people turned their heads at me today. I love that!!! I think I could get used to this, but as I said, it still has to be done right...tips from Instyle are as follows...

Pair a bold, decorative pattern, such as loud florals with a geometric one like polka dots.
Choose separates in complimentary colors and the same tonal family.

Well everyone there you have it!! Let me know if you try this radical look!!


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  1. Oooo I love this! This outfit makes me want to mix prints more often. That red belt is to die for. Awesome outfit! xoxo

  2. i think you look very well and the combination is very pretty...no like a clown..kisses check my blog

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  3. @the Atomic ChicThanks girl! I was very happy with out it turned out for my first time mixing prints and all

  4. @gabyGaby, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I will definitely check yours out too

  5. i met your blog thansk to nany's clozet, and i really love your look! congrats for your style!!


  6. @TereAww you are too sweet. Thanks for taking the time to come visit my blog and this look! I'll be sure to check out yours


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