Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spots n' Stripes









This is my first foray into mixing patterns. I've seen the combination of stripes and leopard print around town and on other style blogs recently and I just love it! This tank top is one of my very favorites. I own it in three different colors. I do that with a lot of my basic items, actually. They are versatile, comfortable, and fit just the way I like. Reliable pieces like that are worth having in triplicate. I'm excited to try more adventurous pattern combos throughout this summer. Any particularly good ones I should be sure to try out?

Cardigan, Tank Top, and Ballet Flats: Target; Skirt and Belt: H&M; Necklace: Milagros (Seattle, Post Alley); Cuff Bracelet: family heirloom

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  1. Love the leopard shoes! Following on gfc and bloglovin! :)

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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  2. You did a perfect job with your print mixing. You look totally adorable. Loving the stripes with the leopard print.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! I'm glad it worked out! Pattern mixing done well can be great. Done wrong and you could wind up looking like a homeless lady.

      ~CP

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  3. Lovely skirt! I love the bright top with the grey. I just followed.

    Bronwyn

    little-bravery.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the colors in this outfit - so cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. love that ballerinas i have similar ones.

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  6. I'm fairly new to mixing prints, too, and I think you did great! I'm learning that stripes mix with just about anything (floral, polka dot, animal print,etc). I haven't been brave enough to mix to really crazy prints yet, but I'm working up my courage.

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    1. Same here Andi! My cousin can wear the craziest combinations, but always looks amazing. I think confidence goes a long way!

      ~CP

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  7. The navy and green look great together I love the pattern mixing! I think you can really make any 2 patterns together as long as they're in the same color palette.

    -Sharon
    Enter to win a clutch!

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  8. leopard and stripes is one of my favorite combinations! maybe try polka dots and stripes together? I have been wanting to try a vertical and horizontal stripe together but don't have all of the pieces yet!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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    1. I love the ideas! Your blog posts are always an inspiration to me!

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  9. I have that tank from target and wasn't sure how to style it...thanks for the inspiration!

    http://thelacquerfactor.com

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    1. Thank you for the comment! Following your blog now! Don't you just love those tank tops? Something about the way it fits is just magic! Basically it makes me feel skinnier and bustier than I actually am. Magic, I tell you! :)

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  10. Very nice outfit! I'm not too big on mixing patterns myself, I prefer to just play it straight with maybe one pattern and then lots of solids.

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