This is the first year in about 3 years, that Spring hasn’t immediately turned to Summer, here in Charlotte, NC. Typically, we may get two weeks of cooler weather and rain, and then Boom! It’s 85 degrees in April. Well, Spring has been here, albeit more rain that I want, but cooler temps and flowers abound. I am wearing a thrifted Ann Taylor sheath dress styled with a bright floral scarf and white jacket, mixing prints in the process.
There is a lot of availability to mix prints in the colder months, with layering and stockings in our Fall and Winter wardrobes. The more heat, the fewer clothes, making the opportunity to pattern mix not as plentiful. One technique, however, is using accessories to create pattern mixing opportunities and more interest to the eye with your outfits.
Here I am showing you my magenta floral scarf, bought at Charming Charlies, mixed with the plums and purples in this patterned sheath dress from Ann Taylor. I bought this dress ages ago, and it still stands the test of time. Rushing on the side keeps it a current style and I love the ability to add a kimono, jacket, or moto to this sharp fitted dress. The jacket and the dress are both from Poshmark, thrifted ( See: How to Shop at Poshmark) and the white pointed leather heels are Zara from several seasons ago. I love this fresh, bright look with added whites. You could change the look with a denim jacket, or long kimono as well.
Other ways to add prints to a look in the Spring-
- Add a clutch or purse with a pattern to mix with your outfit. Shoes with a pattern like leopard or floral can also add to a pattern mixed look.
- Scarves are always popular any time of year. If you don’t fancy a longer scarf, neck scarves are popular at mixing prints.
- Floral tops with striped pants are one way to mix prints in the Spring and vice versa. You will find more floral tops or blouses than pants, but it makes for an interesting mix.
- Along those lines, a striped cotton midi dress, with a floral bag is a fun way to usher in Spring while mixing prints.
Are you one to try print mixing in the Spring? What are some of your favorite prints?
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