Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Prints & Patterns (& Pencil Skirts!)

One of my "style secrets" is actually not really a secret at all. I gravitate toward shapes that I know work on my body...for example, pencil skirts. I LOVE PENCIL SKIRTS. I may be the queen of pencil skirts! After years of accruing, I am pretty sure every Pantone hue is represented on my neatly hung, rainbow organized collection! Kidding about the Pantone, not kidding about the organization...

Today's outfit encompasses pretty much everything I love in the form of clothing: stripes, florals, pink & green, and bold contrast. I consider stripes a neutral - they are a great backdrop to add a punch of color or mix other prints (leopard, polka dots, florals, etc.)! For those of you that get fits of anxiety at the thought of MIXING PRINTS, (Mom, this is for you! :)) start by experimenting with prints in the same color family, like the outfit below!

Photo credit goes to my "main squeeze" :)

Top: LOFT | Skirt: Banana Republic Outlet | Belt: Kohl's (came with other dress)
Scarf: Target | Watch: eBay | Shoes: J.Crew Factory

JCPenney is one of my favorite places to get pencil skirts. They have an amazing price point at $15-25 a skirt, and they bring back the same style each season in a plethora of colors! Here are some of my favorite picks:

Pencil Skirts
Top Row: 1 | 2 | 3
Middle Row: 4 | 5 (sold out) | 6
Bottom Row: 7 (option) | 8 (MY FAVORITE STYLE!!) | 9
How do you mix prints? Do you have a "go to" style/piece?
Today I am linking up with Laura and Erin


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50 comments:

  1. Love the mix of prints and the green and pink add just the right amount of color!
    Debbie :)
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! My belief is that you can never have enough pink + green :)

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  2. I I love the print mixing and the pink and green with it!! I really appreciate you linking up again! ; )
    walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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    1. Thanks Laura!! Have a great week!

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  3. I have this skirt! Love how you paired it up!!

    XO,
    Rebekah

    rebekahrgilmore.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to mix some prints :)

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  4. You and Jenn both pulled this look off perfectly today! I love the stripes with the patterned pencil skirt. You look so cute! I really want to successfully pattern mix but I seem to end up looking like a 4-year old playing dress up in Mommy's closet. :/

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm sure you don't look like a little kid haha! I try to balance structured prints (stripes, polka dot) with more chaotic ones (florals, leopard, ikat, etc.) for balance! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  5. You pulled this off perfectly!! And I love the other options of skirts...I may be getting a few of these :) Thanks again for linking up to Trend Spin, and make sure to come back next week for bows!!

    xoxo
    Erin
    The Fashion Canvas

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    1. Thanks Erin!! I'm a pencil skirt junkie...there's always another that catches my eye! Have a great week :)

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  6. Love JC Penny! They have so many cute things! Love style 5!

    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline!! It is not available online, but JCP is having a HUGE clearance of summer stuff right now, and I saw a few on the racks here! :)

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  7. I definitely share your love of pencil skirts and JCPenney! Thanks so much for following my blog :) I'm following back!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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    1. Thanks Katie! Looking forward to our new blog friendship :) xoxo

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  8. Wow, I love this outfit! The prints and colors are great together. I totally agree about stripes being a neutral.
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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    1. Thank you, Inge! I appreciate you reading along, and for publicly joining the "Stripes and Neutrals" club :) xoxo

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  9. This look is sooo cute! I love the mix of stripes with the black and white floral :)

    Xo, Kahana

    abeautifullife42.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kahana! Hope you are inspired to mix some prints!!

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  10. I like the way you mixed prints here, and added some pops of color!

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    1. Thanks Rae! I appreciate you reading :)

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  11. LOVE these colors together! Brilliant color AND print mixing. :)

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

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  12. I like how you mixed the stripes with the the floral and then added pops of color! I also love that first skirt-the mirror print! I've been seeing lots more of mirror print items lately and I'm loving the look.

    Jacqueline
    www.purelypeanut.com

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    1. Thanks for reading, Jacqueline! I do not own any mirror print items either, but as you can see, there is plenty print in my closet :)

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