Pattern mixing

One trend that I’m slowly getting the knack of is pattern mixing. On a beautiful spring day I gave it a try, mixing a floral top with gingham pants.

pattern mixingI paired the floral top I had purchased from JC Penney for a style challenge with black and white checked Adrienne Vittadini trousers. pattern mixingI added the large pearl necklace that reminds me of the one worn by Betty and Wilma from the Flinstones cartoon. Am I right? pattern mixingSince the pants are slightly long, I wore my Bjørn platform wedge slides.

I just love the florals in this top. The big pattern lends itself to mixing with a smaller pattern like these black and white gingham pants.

You might remember I tried a little pattern mixing with this top before. Here I paired it with Old Navy olive pants that have a subtle repeating pattern on it.

pattern mixingI’ve seen some bad examples of pattern mixing but if you hold to the large/small rule, you can be successful! Have you tried that trend before? Do you like it?

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About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I’m a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I’m always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I’m fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

12 thoughts on “Pattern mixing

  1. I think I like the gingham pants better than the olive ones. A little brighter. And maybe because you fancied up the gingham outfit. Just my two cents.

  2. I love me some pattern mixing! And I love you in platform wedges! Both of these outfits are great, Sheila. I especially like the subtlety of the olive trousers!

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