Monday, March 7, 2011


For as long as I can remember, I have been the kind of person who obsessively matches their shoes, outfit and accessories (think Emma Pillsbury from Glee).  Inspired by the runways and fellow fashion bloggers I have been mixing more and matching less.  I recently read an interesting article in LouLou Magazine on how to pull off the mismatched look and I thought I would share some of the tips with you:   

Separate the two prints with a thick waistband or a belt.
Stripes are a great pattern to mismatch with and the finer the stripes, the easier to mix.  

{Skirt- Primark; Shirt- Joe Fresh; Heels- Aldo}

So as not to have competing patterns, ensure that one pattern is dominant. 

{Dress- Anthropologie; Blazer- Thrifted; Shoes- Charlotte Russe; Ring-F21}

If possible, stick to one colour palette to avoid looking like your crazy Aunt Bertha. 

{Blouse- Topshop; Necklace, Earrings & Skirt- Thrifted; Flats- Priceless UK}
If you're up for the challenge, add a third print to the mix for a look that's runway chic.

{Skirt- Thrifted; Blouse- Club Monaco; Blazer- Anne Klein; Wedges-Payless}
If you're still stuck, here are some mismatched runway looks for inspiration {}

Tsumori Chisato S/S 2011
Diane Von Furstenberg S/S 2011
Prada S/S 2011
Rodarte S/S 2011

Do you like to mix, match or mismatch?


  1. aaaah so cool!
    Such an awesome idea! i looove your Primark skirt!

  2. HEy babe.. great to meet you on Sunday!! love the outfits!! and will check to see if I can change my flight for the event later in March.. woo hoo.. hope you had a great day at work.. hang in there :) xoxo Jodi

  3. mixing prints is always fun! love your inspirational pictures!

  4. I really love your outfits. The second one is my favorite because it is bold, and colorful. All the outfits look really chic. I hope I can branch out, and try more pattern mixing myself.

  5. I'm inspired by your print mixing! I have such a hard time mixing them. I look at myself and think I look crazy, though I see them on others and think they look fabulous. I think I just gotta let go and just do it!

    You look great! Way to be bold!

  6. Totally adorable! I love mixing patterns n prints, it's fun! Love your cute floral skirt! Thanks for lovely comment! xx

  7. dude I am so loving these looks.You look amazing!

  8. Great post Hun!!! I love it. I vote you come to my place to mix up my patterned clothes.

  9. love the Prada S/S 2011 look...the club monaco blazer and anthropologie dress you have are both really lovely...
    Love K

  10. My favorite look is the first one!
    Love the floral and stripe.

  11. Loving the second look with the colorful dress and the black and white jacket

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  12. Love the striped top with the floral skirt! I wish I was daring enough to do that!

  13. Mmmm, I love the first outfit to death! I do mix patterns, but not too often. Maybe I'll have to get into it more over the summer.

  14. Love that geometric dress! I'm not brave enough to try to mix patterns or really wear them.

  15. Such great details in your outfits. Love it!


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