FLORALS & DOTS

 

 TOP :: TJMAXX // SIMILAR HERE AND HERE | SKIRT :: BELK ( OLD ) I’ve linked to a few alternatives here // SIMILAR HEREHERE, AND HERE | SHOES :: CONVERSE | BAG :: LIZ CLAIBORNE | WATCH :: FERAL WATCHES c/o | RING :: THE MINT JULEP // SIMILAR HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Lovelies!

Ah summer. It’s a lovely time of year. Sun, tan, flowers, walks.

Ok, back to reality.

Summer would be amazing if that were all it was. Unfortunately, for me anyway, it’s unbearably hot and humid. The bugs are terrible and the only time it’s actually enjoyable to be outside is if you’re in a pool.

However, I have beat the system a little bit with my dress/skirt wearing this season. It’s really helped a lot.

The trick is to not get bored of wearing the same thing over and over. I’ve had to think outside the box and try a few new and slightly scary things.

One of them is pattern mixing. I’ve really loved the way this trend has come about, but I’ve been really nervous about trying it. I decided to to try these two pieces together, simply because my wardrobe was getting a little drab. I’ve had them forever, I just never thought to put them together.

I really like the way it turned out. And I’m glad that pattern mixing is getting less scary for me. I just always remember the two rules for pattern mixing:

1. Find one color that is the same in both patterns.

2. Pair a big pattern with a small one.

Remembering these you can’t go wrong!

What about you? Do you like to pattern mix?

Don’t forget to check out my back to school post here!

If you like what you see, please share!

  • Great look! I love pattern mixing and this is perfect! Susan

  • you are rockin' this pattern mixing. I forsee great and daring pattern combos in your future. Isn't it amazing how taking two "blah" and "overworn" pieces in you closet, and pairing them together can totally change your perspective? And smart pairing, keeping the bag and shoes neutral! Love it! And stay cool, and good luck with the bugs!

    Clare | Understated Classics

  • I love that skirt! Very pretty on you!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  • That skirt is so lovely! It is flirty and fun and very pretty 🙂

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • I always enjoy reading your posts. You an expert pattern mixer… just love this looK!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  • Hi! I just commented back to your comment on my blog but wanted to stop by here and tell you I'm your newest follower on Google connect, Pinterest, and blog lovin'! Can't wait to see more of your posts + get to know you more!! 🙂

    stylishmuse.com | Blog Lovin'

  • Super cute and I love the pattern mixing. I host a style linkup and would love to have you join in. 🙂 xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • This is such a cute look! I love the mix of patterns and the sneakers!

  • I love the pairing of this outfit! Such a cute look!

  • Love the great pairing of patterns with Converse! It looks perfect for a hot summer day.
    xo – Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

  • This is such a pretty look! My rule for print mixing is to always keep at least one color constant throughout – looks like we are on the same page 🙂

    michellespaige.com