Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Print Mixing: Is it for me?

I've never been a print mixer but it is on my list of Style To-Dos (things i will try one day, even if it's only once).
I tend to stay in my style lane and usually choose one print as the foundation for my outfit.
 I hope print mixing will cure my boredom with this current routine.
Print Mixing: The art of combining two visibly different patterns while staying seamlessly "fly".
(yeah i kinda made that definition up :-)
Well, before i give my print mixing an attempt in the real world, i chose to experiment on Polyvore.

While doing this i figured out there are different ways to mix prints. here's the 3 i found.
1. Pair similar colors but different print patterns (outfit 1)
2. Pair two neutral colors of the same pattern, but make sure one has a larger scale than the other (outfit 2)
3. Pair items with one similar element like stripes (outfit 3)
Any other tips before I try this Print Mixing thing out? 
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  1. I really like the first look
    I agree with your 3 ways on how to mix prints, that's the way to do it!

  2. I like the new simple layout.
    I haven't tried the print mixing much either, wait maybe not at all. I'm timid about it, but then I realized I don't have a lot of printed bottoms to work with.

  3. I love the new layout...I find it's easier to read like this!
    Your print mixing rules are totally bang on! Now we need to see a "real" outfit post with some print mixing!!

  4. I do like the new layout, and I LOVE the third outfit!

  5. Lovely Patterned Outfits picked. Lovely new layout. :) x Ari

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  7. Love it! I'm digging mismatch right now-both in fashion and furniture!

  8. I'm all for your print mixing... bring it on!

  9. I like those rules for print mixing-- very observant of you! Lately I've been noticing a lot of stripes paired with floral prints, and I like that too (that's like a combo of your rule #1 and rule #3!)

  10. definitely try out print mixing. some people can really pull it off.

  11. love your pics :)


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