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Mixed Prints (Part Deux)

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Greetings from NYC!

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I’m in my hometown for a little business, a little fun and hopefully a whole lot of blog inspiration. While you’re reading this I’m currently posted up at SANT AMBROEUS (one of my favorite cafes in the old ‘hood!). Basically, life is good.

mixed prints 2 Gap jacket HM midi skirt TIBI sandals Susu leather bag

WHAT I’M WEARING:

Gap DENIM JACKET // H&M tank (old; but THIS is adorable! How cute are those flamingos?) // H&M skirt (old; but THIS SEASON’S PRINT is just as fun!) // TIBI sandals (old; I love THIS STYLE from the current season or this LOOK FOR LESS)  // Susu bag (old; CURRENT SEASON’S VERSION) 

You know what else is good? Walking.

Dear lord, how I miss living in a walking city. I could literally wander the streets for hours and not get bored. All of the walking will hopefully balance out all of the eating/drinking I’ve been doing. Everything in moderation, right? Well, except for prints. There’s no stopping me. I’ve been all over graphic prints the last few weeks and this post is no exception.

On Monday we touched upon the BASICS OF PRINT MIXING with a promise to revisit the topic later this week. Well, no need to wait any further– the big day is here. Let’s kick off our Lesson in Mixed Prints, Part Deux: The Intermediate Edition!

Hold on, while I take a sip of my coffee.

There, I’m good now.

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This time around I’ve moved away from the simple stripe and animal print combo to something slightly more graphic, edgy and modern. Hello, STYLE IDENTITY! When you’re working with patterns that are a bit more wild, it’s always a good idea to reign in the look with a classic silhouette. This conservative midi flare skirt is the perfect balance to the bold black + white prints.

Again, remember the rule of scale: a big scale print always look best when matched up with a smaller scale pattern in coordinating colors. In this case, the larger scale print can be found on my silk shell, while the smaller print dominates the midi skirt.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Printed Silk Shell–

Midi Skirt–

Colorblock Sandals–

Leather Camera Bag–

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(Photography by SHANNON AHLSTRAND PHOTO)

 

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