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Unconventional Approach to Mixing Patterns

By : haley 43 Comments

Hi All! I am feeling rather deceptive posting a summery dress while it’s raining outside. I swear the weather was +20 degrees two days ago. This is a re-mix outfit from my post is July. I’ve added a peter pan collar necklace, leopard print cardigan and floppy hat. I’ve always wanted one of these floppy hats but frankly, didn’t think I could pull it off. I always envision the models from Free People magazines wearing them with their beautiful long mermaid hair streaming out. Alas, I traded  some old clothes at Freestyle and picked up this hat for the credit. I am taking a liking to it. This cardigan has been with me for many years. Just a cheapy find from Forever21. I think all 8 of my college room mates took a turn wearing it out for a night on the town. It’s definitely been around the block a time or two. If you are looking to add a fun detachable collar to adorn a shirt or dress check out this, this and this.

I asked my boyfriend to photograph this outfit for me. Before we did, he asked why I chose to mix an umbrella pattern with leopard print. I really didn’t have any answers. Sometimes putting together a decent outfit has no logic. When I am throwing on outfits in the morning it’s purely all based on intuition. The combination could work out perfectly or crash miserably. Most times I just hope for the best and go with my gut.

What do you guys think of mixing patterns? Are there any pattern matching no-no’s?

43 thoughts on “Unconventional Approach to Mixing Patterns”

  1. Unconventional sure…but incredibly adorable! =) Love how you styled yourself!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I love your style and am now following you on GFC! 🙂

    xo, Jordan

    1. Thank you! I just followed you through GFC! <3

  3. cute mix, I love it.

  4. I love this, it’s the meaning of picture perfect.. Super cute!!

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Fashion Addict
    **Julep Maven Giveaway!**

  5. I love the peter pan collar. You can just tell him it’s very British. I think this leopard print is a very neutral print and could be paired with most any pattern. =]

  6. I like to have a consistent color palette when I am mixing patterns, but you pull this look off perfectly!:)

  7. OMG your dress is darling and you have the cutest style. i love it all!



  8. Awww so nice, I love how you mixed patterns!! Love it!


  9. this dress is amazing! love your style!
    I like your blog, would you like to follow each other on GFC? 🙂
    XO MP.

    1. I just followed you on Google reader. I couldn’t find your GFC. Let me know how to access! Thank you <3

  10. love the oufit… mixing patterns did work for you well! thank you for stopping by my blog… and I love your blog… following you now on facebook! greets from Ireland! x Marina

    1. I just followed you on GFC, Thank you!!

  11. You look gorgeous. Your shoes and cardi are killer. Thanks for reading my blog. Glad it led me to follow you!

    Memoirs & Mochas

    1. Thank you! I just followed you on GFC <3

  12. I really like it! You put it all together so well. Also, that hat is a thrift find?….win.

  13. I love your blog! I especially love how you mix unexpected patterns. I’m such a fan of that, and you look great!



  14. So cute and quirky! Love it! I’m hosting a giveaway today, I’d love for you to stop by!

    xo Rach

  15. Cute! Love the peter pan collar 🙂

    [nat in love]

  16. You look lovely, I love the mix of patterns:) Xx

  17. love the hat, and the minty dress dear
    x the cookies

  18. I love mixing patterns! I love how all the fashion rules are out the window and now we can wear whatever we want!

    This outfit is so cute. I especially love the socks. So cozy.


  19. Thank you so much for your comment!

    What a cute outfit!
    It’s rare for me to mix patterns,
    but it does happen…
    Clashing patterns is an instinctive skill xx


    P.S. I am now following you on Bloglovin 😉

  20. Thank you so much for your comment!

    What a cute outfit!
    It’s rare for me to mix patterns…
    Clashing patterns is definitely an instinctive skill xx


    P.S. I am now following you on Bloglovin 😉

  21. LOVE your patterns!

    -Daisy Nguyen from the PS BANANAS! fashion blog: http://psbananas.com

  22. Ah beautiful dress, loving it! x

  23. Cute pattern mix! Love the look, fun and unique! I did a pattern mix on my blog today too!


  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You’re blog’s layout/design is amazing! Nice work! Your style is fun and quirky too!


  25. Your outfit looks beautiful! I love the way you mixed the patterns, they look so lovely. I wish I could do the same 🙂


  26. Lovely dress!!! I like how you mixed the different patterns <3


  27. I love those little booties!!! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog !


  28. Oh I am a firm believer in mixing patterns! My husband always just laughs when I over do it, but still tells me I look cute or adorable… So I still figure it is ok! Neddless to say, I love the mixed patterns among other things about this outfit. And you totally pulled off the floppy hat!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I love yours! Adding you on bloglovin now!

  29. your pattern mixing is fantastic! i like your outfit very much. 🙂

  30. So cool. I love pattern mixing…this is definitely not something I’d think of but it’s super cute. I love floppy hats too. I bought one this summer but didn’t get much of a chance to wear it, but this outfit gives me inspiration for it in fall!


  31. I love this! Especially the shoes. <3 Vanessa

    1. Thanks girl! I’ve blocked off some time tomorrow to work on your project <3

  32. Love love love your outfit on this picture! 🙂



  33. You are rocking the hat!

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