Currently Loving: Mixing Patterns

One of my favorite new trends is mixing patterns. I really loved DKNY’s Fall 2009 runway show with all the various colors and patterns. The mix of the all the patterns make each outfit stand out so well.

Thakoon’s Spring 2010 show had these floral mixes that I thought were really pretty and just worked very well.

Thakooon –

As I mentioned before I’ve been trying out the trend myself like mixing stripes and stripes and stripes with dots and will be doing some more mixing into the spring! Some ideas and outfits that I think would work for any of us…

You don’t even need to try with this dress, the mixing is already done for you!
I like the bold flower amidst the stripes.

And a pretty pastel frock.

MIRIAM OCARIZ – turquoise & coral dress

Some outfit choices:

This pretty dotted blouse +

Bluefly – French Connection

this plaid mini is a great mix of patterns.

Juicy Couture Plaid Miniskirt

I would add this blazer and these platform pumps to tone down yet not take away from the patterns.

Adore this polka dot, ruffle number +

kate spade new york “Reina” Polka-Dot Silk Dress

this gorgeous striped embellished cardigan.

T-Bags Striped wool-blend cardigan

Add these cutie shoes for a perfectly mixed matched outfit!

This comfy long cardigan just needs an embellished tee +

this little plaid skirt. Comfy and Cute!

Necessary Objects cobalt plaid gathered mini skirt

Complete the look with these gray flats.

And a little spring dress +

a lightweight cardigan, perfect for the breezy spring days.

Aerie Striped Cardigan

You also need these Miu Miu wedges, they are just lovely!

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  • Fashion Meets Food
    February 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Just found your blog and love it!!! I am in love with that Delia's polka dot dress

  • DiamondsandTulle
    February 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Great post! Love the Thakoon picks and mixing stripes and sequins!

  • Diane
    February 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    i love the idea of pattern mixing…i have yet to try it myself though…

  • Katelyn Likes This
    February 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Love those DKNY long-ish skirts. They're fantastic! Can only be worn with heels really, though.

  • Dream Sequins
    February 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    OOH I love those mixed floral pieces at Thakoon. Wish I'd gone to the show 🙁

  • Couture Carrie
    February 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I love this trend too, darling!
    Fabulous post!
    Especially loving all these cardis!


  • dancinginchiffon
    February 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    love the thakoon dresses!

  • Chessa!
    February 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    i love this trend! in fact, I don't even want to call it a trend bc it's one of those timeless looks that is here to stay…it just makes things more playful and interesting.

  • Chelsa Bea
    February 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I'm traditionally not a prints girl, but it's something I'm really working on. However, right now, I'm totally obsessed with polka dots. I want to buy everything I see that's done in that print. I cant' seem to get enough of it. So, in love.

  • Anita
    February 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I love your blog. Just wanted to let you know that! I love your cute lil outfits and your photography. I tried on Louboutins and they weren't that comfortable, are they really worth the money? I wanted a pair but after trying them on I'm not sure…can you convince me? 🙂

  • Mrs.Zeus
    February 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I want that Polka-Dot dress!!! But dang, girl I cannot afford that. lol

  • Jaime
    February 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love all the mixing and matching- DKNY looks are perfection!

  • Ela
    February 18, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I love mixing patterns too! Though sometimes I must admit I chicken out, LOL.

  • closet365
    February 18, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Wow. So much to love here, but I'm still timid about mixing my prints. I'll have to keep browsing this post until I get some courage up. But I really am loving these!

  • Jessica
    February 18, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Love your blog! I am so scared to mix prints, but maybe seeing a few others do it successfully will bolster my courage.

  • LaUra
    February 18, 2010 at 6:09 am

    love this blog!! following!! come by my fashion/modeling blog

  • Taylor
    February 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I love seeing the runway to real way versions. Mixing patterns takes skill, but can look so good!

  • denise, the prime magpie
    February 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I like how rules from before are either bending or just flat-out broken. Style is so much a state of mind, both in the confidence of the wearer and the clear intent that's shown when things are paired together.

  • CarBasics
    February 19, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Are Coatigans in ? Most say yes. Is the term Coatigans in ? Yes, at the moment.

    Well lets be honest, it's a much more trendy term than, say, Jeggings. What the hell, and who wants to wear jeggings anyway, leggings that look like jeans, how 'sink estate' can you get.

    Coatigans, should they stay or should they go, you decide, have a look at –

  • MizzJ
    February 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Hmm I've been doing solids mostly lately and experimenting with color, but this post intrigues me a lot to try experimenting more with patterns! I suppose the idea is to keep to adjacent colors and then mix up the patterns?