Mixing Prints

My style is along the line of comfortably corporate and only of late have tipped-toed into risky trends.  Mondays are usually my rtw day and revel in the fun, more so now, than before of pairing odd pieces.

In days past, I did the basic and wore the same pairings each time I donned a particular suit.  With all the fashion blogs and sewing blogs out there, they have fueled me on how to make my wardrobe more interesting or better yet eclectically fun.

Although intimidating, I am loving the latest trend of mixing prints.  I am constantly amazed at how various fashion/sewing bloggers showcase their mixed pieces flawlessly.  From that I have learned....
  • mixing polka dots and stripes are the easiest, so begin there 
  • choose 2 prints with the same dominant color;
  • colors don't have to match exactly;

  •  vary the scale of prints that are being paired
  •  if a 3rd print is desired, break it up with a solid
Lastly, just have fun...

Sears jacket / Loft linen pants / Loft tank top/ 9West shoes 

Check out the Inspirators:

Norris X Thrash
Fifth N' Sixth's Closet
Adrienne Essential
Late Afternoon 
Erica B.
Amarachi Ukachu
Respect the Shoes
Suits, Heels & Curves
Made by Girl
The Fashion Stir Fry

Until then,
Have a Great Week ! ! !


Faye Lewis said...

Love the look Sheila.

Barbara said...

Hi Sheila - First I wanted to say how much I love your blog - been reading it for years- and never miss it. You're a very talented lady. I noticed you line some things with black tricot and was wondering if this is fusible or not and where you purchase it. Thanks so much for all your informative posts!

Cherie said...

Such a smart, up-to-date outfit! Great idea!

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye! ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you so much Barbara ! ! I use non-fusible and have purchased from joanns, prime fabrics and Virgo Fabrics, but Virgo has since gone out of business. Also I use power mesh for lining my summer knits too.
These online shops carry it too:
Stylish fabrics @ etsy.com

Sheila said...

Thank you Cherie ! ! !

Patty said...

I love this outfit! Since I never mix up patterns, I should give it a try! Stripes and dots?...Yes!

Carol in Denver said...

That is a stunning outfit! Well done!

Noriecreates said...

This is gorgeous! I'm always wary of print mixing so I thank you for your tips! I'll have to try it!

Frenie Agbayani said...

Another must have! so many great patterns for sewing!

Styling Me said...

When I saw you today, I was loving that outfit the moment you turned that corner.

HobbyLover said...

I enjoy your blog and learn so much from you, thanks for that.
I've always stayed conservative in my wardrobe. Your example of pairing the polka dots with the stripes looks great !! Can't wait to see other pairings.

Sheila said...

Thank you Patty. Definitely try it and such a great way to have fun with your clothes.

Sheila said...

Thank you Carol ! ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you Norie ! ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you Frenie ! ! !

Sheila said...

Thank you Lucy. By the time you saw me it was time for those heels to come off... lol

Sheila said...

Thank you HobbyLover. I want to try florals and another print, just need to find a way to pull that off.

Leila Marcial said...

Nice! You gave me ideas that adults can mix prints too! I've done this on several of my Grandgirls dresses/outfits to make them alike but different! They're twins. I've worn leopard sandals with a zebra top....

Sheila said...

Thank you Leila.