Monday, August 12, 2019

How To Subtly Mix Patterns

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of pattern mixing in fashion.  However, if it's done very subtly, then I like it.  Now you may not be able to see it at first glance in some of these far away shots, but I am pattern mixing....in a subtle way.  ðŸ˜Š  My shorts obviously have a printed floral pattern, and my top has a very subtle pattern on it as well.  This is my favorite way of mixing patterns;  wearing only one piece with an obvious or strong print combined with another piece with a more subtle print.  But I also like to do this with accessories or shoes too, not just tops or bottoms.


Both my pieces are from Stitch Fix.  The top is by 41 Hawthorn and the shorts are by Margaret M.  If you buy from Stitch Fix you can request them from your stylist, otherwise I've linked some Amazon alternatives at the end of this post.


I picked accessories that pulled out other colors from my clothes.  The beige bag pulled out the beige in the shorts and the black sandals pulled out the black from the shorts.


This is such a cool and comfy outfit for summer, but very polished as well.  


Here is a close up of the ever-so-subtle print on this top.  And isn't this neckline just the cutest?



Of course I had to take advantage of the gorgeous sunflowers growing in my garden for this photo shoot. 😍  The yellow blooms contrast so beautifully with the blue top.  


So what do you think?  Would you wear this outfit?  Do you like to pattern mix?  I'd love to hear from you!


Here are some other cute printed tops from Amazon:  Lark & Ro Sleeveless Bubble Blouse with Ruffle Trim, and Blencot Women's Button Down V-Neck.  And I love these flower print shorts from Floerns, these cute elastic waist ones by MBJ, and these adorable drawstring ones by Keliqq.  Aren't those elephants in the pattern so cute?

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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33 comments:

  1. Estupendo post! Gracias por la visita! Buen día ! ♡♡♡

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  2. I have been print mixing more and more, and I like the challenge. Granted, it's taken me some time to get used to it.
    I adore this outfit, Amy,
    OOXX
    Jodie

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    1. The sunflowers make a beautiful backdrop! Cute outfit Amy and I love the subtle pattern mixing. I learned pattern mixing from my daughter several years ago and quite like it if it's done right, either subtly as you have or monochromatic as my daughter did here ...

      https://jeanofalltrades.com/2011/08/09/monochromatic-pattern-mixing/

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  3. This is such a cute pattern mix! Your sunflowers are beautiful!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  4. Love this look Amy. The blue is such a pretty color! Great way to mix prints!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! The funny thing is I'm rarely drawn to blues when shopping, but because the top came in a Fix I was forced to try it on and I loved it!

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  5. I honestly thought that top was plain blue at first! I am awful about mixing patterns... I'm not even sure I have that many things that ARE patterned. I tend to stick to plain solid colors but have been trying to branch out more and more. This is such a cute outfit.

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    1. I know, it's very subtle isn't it? I think in real life, the print is more obvious. Thanks so much!

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  6. I don't do much in the way of print-mixing. It's not that I don't like it - I just think I'll probably screw it up. Maybe it's time to have a look in the closet and see if I have some subtle ones like your top to ease into it. I love the way you've done it and it looks great on you. I like the way you've picked up other colors in the shorts with your accessories, too.

    Ruth
    www.VogueFauxReal.com

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  7. Didn't realize the top was printed until the close up! Great subtly

    michellespaige.com

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  8. I am not a fan of pattern mixing as well. I think it's because I am basic! I do like your idea of pattern mixing. I think it's a great way to incorporate prints without going overboard. The neckline of your shirt is adorable and wow, just look at how tall those sunflowers are?! I saw one the other day and I couldn't believe my eyes as to how tall they grow! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Those sunflowers are not even that tall compared to some I have seen!

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  9. I love pattern mixing! Mainly stripes are my go to along with basically anything else. I think it's fun to put something together that you might not usually see and mixing patterns is a fun way to do that!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

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    1. Yes, you do a lot of pattern mixing. You're a pro at it!

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  10. I'm like you, I like pattern mixing when it is subtle. I love your blue top with the shorts and your garden is gorgeous!

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  11. I love how you mixed patterns. It looks so lovely together.

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  12. That is a great top! It works really well with the shorts and is a great way to mix patterns without going overboard!

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  13. That delicate print on your top reminds me of dotted Swiss. I enjoy seeing others pattern mix but am not terribly adventuresome in the department for myself. Your subtle mixing is right up my alley.

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    1. Yes, now that you mention it, it does. Thanks so much!

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  14. you look like a young girl..... beautiful....
    Have a great day

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  15. What a beautiful top! It looks so good with the shorts, and I it looked like a solid top to me until i saw the close up! What a nice print :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend! I had a fun night out with some Insta friends in Brisbane which was awesome :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Away From Blue

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