“Monochromatic mix”

 

“But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.” – Elizabeth Edwards

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Outfit details: Rue21 skirt – seen here – on sale here// F21 striped shirt- here // Heels.com sandals // H&M crossbody bag

I’ve been on a mission to recreate looks with items that I already own and it amazes me how for the past few weeks, I’ve been able to come out with pairings I never thought of before.

I’ve featured plenty of mixed prints outfits on the blog before (see here and here) and each time I reiterate the rule of thumb for those who are still on the fence when it comes to pairings patterns: Sticking with a “common denominator” is crucial – whether it is with the print itself (i.e. mixing a red leopard top with a neutral leopard skirt) or with the colors (i.e. mixing stripes and Aztec prints that share a common hue as seen above). Another thing to keep in mind is the size of the prints being paired. By combining big and small prints, you create a balance which prevents either print from overpowering the other.

My mother simple does not understand why anyone would ever want to pair stripes with a floral print – and I must admit I used to think the same way growing up. But it’s a new day mom! If done well, mixing prints creates an original look that many would have never thought of so I definitely challenge you guys (and you too mommy) to give it a try and be sure to tag me on Instagram (@versicloset) if you recreate any of my outfits.

What are your thoughts on pattern mixing?

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Photography: Maliny Collections

8 Comments

  1. cheri406
    06/20/2014 / 2:14 AM

    Personally think it’s a Great look … but I have Learned the Hard way to Stay away from Mommy and daughter disagreements, no matter small! o_O

    Have a Great Day! =D

    • 06/20/2014 / 7:55 AM

      But I know you’re on my side so that’s ok! Lol thanks beautiful 🙂

    • 06/19/2014 / 2:28 PM

      Thanks Sara. It’s definitely a good way to be creative. Let me know how that goes for you.

  2. 06/19/2014 / 12:44 PM

    I think this outfit looks amazing! It’s such an energetic mix of prints. You pulled this off beautifully.

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