I consider myself a print-phobe. A quick glance at my closet will yield a lot of solids, especially in my favorite neutrals of grey, navy and burgundy. When I do collect prints, they are usually simple and geometric, as well as in varying shades of neutral. An occasional print is easy to throw into an outfit made up of solids, but sometimes I’m feeling a little saucy and throw not one, but two prints into an outfit. I know, crazy right? I’m just wild like that sometimes!
When I mix prints together in the same outfit, I like to wear two items that are the same print. Pinstripes with pinstripes, checks with checks, dots with dots…you get the picture. I even find they don’t necessarily have to be very similar to work nicely. Here, a very corporate looking thin pinstripe still pairs well with a more casual and sporty pinstripe. Since they are the same print, they look natural together, and the outfit has more interest without looking busy.
PS…the sweater and loafers in this post are currently on sale at Nordstrom!
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Blazer Theory (old) (same silhouette) (are you a size 6? If so, I love this one!)
Sweater Halogen (on sale!)
Jeans Banana Republic
Shoes Via Spiga (on price match!)
Bag Sophie Hulme (old) (same style) (this is cute if you like calfhair)
Belt Linea Pelle
Watch Larsson and Jennings
Lapel Pin Asos (this one is super cute!)
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Thank you, Kathryn! =)
Print on print can look messy sometimes so your idea of pairing the same type of print together is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Prudence! =)
love the jacket with the flower pin!
Thank you, Mady!
I love the two striped items together and the navy and grey is such a classic combination.
Thanks, Georgina! I think so too. ;)