Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What to Wear Wednesday: Mixing Prints

Happy Wednesday, y'all! Gentel and I are back for our monthly "What to Wear Wednesday," and this month's topic is on mixing prints. 

On a day-to-day basis, Gentel and I both have pretty classic styles and tend to play it safe. But every now and again, we like to think (okay, dress!) outside the box. 

We thought this would be a good topic since it's finally fall, and this season is the perfect time to layer and mix prints and patterns. A quick search on Pinterest will give you some great ideas, but I've rounded up a few of my favorites here. {And I'll admit, thanks to Pinterest, I'm mixing and matching things I never would have thought to put together or knew could even go together!} 

Some things to keep in mind when mixing prints: 

  • Keeping prints in the same color family will make your outfit softer and less attention-grabbing. It will just look like that's exactly how it's supposed to and people will look at you and think, "Now why didn't I think of that?!" 
  • Mix the sizes of prints -- small stripes with big florals, or vice versa. 
  • Try keeping the rest of your outfit neutral, including hair, jewelry and makeup. Your prints will speak for themselves! 
Here are my favorite mixed print outfits: 

Like Gentel, plaid, leopard and stripes are my favorite go-to prints and I wear them all season long! {I mean, I basically look at leopard as a neutral anyway!} I find it easier to use my accessories to add drama to an otherwise "boring" outfit, whether it's jewelry, scarves or even shoes. 

So what are your favorite mixed prints? How do you style them? 

As a reminder, the first Wednesday of the month, Gentel and I will be posting style ideas for a 
specific event. We plan to do a mix of both special events and everyday occasions, from how to mix prints or what to wear to a wedding. Is there a particular look you want ideas on styling? Leave us a comment or shoot either of us an email; we are more than happy to incorporate it!

*I'm also linking up with Jessi and Jenn today!



  1. I love all of these! And I might have the things to make some of these outfits happen in real life!
    Link up with Jessi and I today!

  2. I love the plaid with the fact I wore this combination this past weekend. I wouldn't have thought to do this together but like you said, Pinterest has me mixing and matching!

  3. Love this! I always wonder how to do this without it looking too crazy. Love the plaid and stripes together.

  4. I love this post so much! Why do I love mixing so much and pinning ideas but I never actually try it! I am now inspired! xo

  5. I NEVER think about mixing prints!! I have leopard flats that I never wear because I feel like they don't "match" anything. Love all these pics, I got some great outfit ideas from this post!! Xo


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