Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Print Mixin'


Blouse: Theory / Sweater: Club Monaco / Skirt: H&M / Tights: Hue / Flats: Thrifted / Watch: Guess / Glasses: Elizabeth & James

I love a good print mix. On trend for many a season at this point, for me, it's a wardrobe game changer. I love how ye old print mix gives clothing items a stretch in wearability, as it allows for quite an array of possibilities. I generally try to keep my prints within the same color family, choosing a hue direction and sticking to it. As well, for optimal visual pleasure, I find that patterns should vary in size - i.e. mix a small stripe with a large. Wearing a variation will allow to you avoid looking like, say, Where's Waldo, and I think that this can be considered favorable. And last, I usually keep my accessories pretty minimal when I be print mixin', should they not be the source of my mix (i.e. if mixing a printed scarf with a printed blouse). Even if it's really subtle (like here) I keep the p.m. (we may as well just go with an acronym, guys) as the eyes' main focus, keeping all other accessory related shenanigans simple.

How do you feel about the print mix?

x, Kristin

8 comments:

Krystin Lee said...

super duper cute and completely bummed i missed out on that skirt!
xo Krystin
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RoselyC said...

I haven't had the chance to try it. I'm educating myself on the proper way to do it before I go out looking like a clown. I love your mix, I think keeping the colors neutrals make the look clean.

SIENA.STYLE said...

the sweater is great!!!
great inspiration
kiss from Milano!
http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

Rebecca Jane said...

Absolutely loving this whole ensemble, and both pairs of glasses too!

Totally.Random.Crap. said...

Love how you mixed the prints

Anonymous said...

What colour/brand is your lipstick?

Kristin said...

Anonymous - It is NARS Schiap. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You look great wearing the lipstick and/or it looks great wearing you!

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