Tag: Prints

The Dos and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing

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I feel like it’s been forever since I shared a good ol’ fashioned ‘style tips and tricks’ blog post, so I figured this bold outfit was the perfect opportunity to dish on what I’ve learned about pattern mixing over the years. I never used to mix prints before I started blogging, but through a lot of trial and error, it’s now one of my favorite ways to spice up any outfit! Why is pattern mixing worth the trouble? After you get over the initial “I have no idea if this looks good” hump, print mixing can do wonders for your closet by dramatically increasing the versatility (and cost per wear) of your garments. Suddenly, you can make so many more outfit combos from the pieces you already own! So here are some of the print mixing tricks I’ve learned and the mistakes I’ve learned to avoid. Continue reading “The Dos and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing”

8 Ways to Style Animal Print This Fall

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It’s so fitting that I’m wearing my leopard print in the jungle, don’t you think?! I took these super fun photos with my friend on Saturday at our local botanical gardens, which is always an enjoyable way to spend the day. Today, I’m once again teaming up with the Magnificent 8 to showcase our ageless style and eight different ways to style animal print this fall. Keep scrolling to read more about this collab and to see how I styled my leopard dress with this black skirt (that’s right—the leopard blouse is actually a dress!). Continue reading “8 Ways to Style Animal Print This Fall”

Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing

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Nothing says springtime quite like rocking subtle shades of pastels—I’m thinking eggshell blue, baby pink, lavender, and muted sunshine-yellow. The only problem? I’ve learned over the years (and especially through all my blog photos) that I just don’t look very good in pastels. My skin tone lives for the “go bold or go home” mentality when it comes to what colors to wear. That’s why when the stylish ladies of the Magnificent Eight group asked me to participate in a special “pastel pattern mixing” post, I struggled a bit to put together a fashionable outfit! Continue reading “Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing”