The mixing of patterns and prints is an ideal way to add interest and a youthful vibe to an outfit. Plaids, stripes, polka dots, geometrics, florals … any and all patterns can be mixed and matched for visual appeal and personal flair. Since this is my weekly Powers the Flower link-up post, my featured outfit is a mix of floral and polka dot.
You’ve probably blinked your eyes a couple of times and maybe even moved in closer to your screen straining to figure out where in the heck are there polka dots in that outfit. I admit that pattern mix is subtle with the darker palette but it is there. Here’s a close up of the two patterns and a view of the outfit without the jacket.
The floral pattern is a bit abstract but I think that works well with blue and coral color palette. I bought the blouse a few years ago at Macy’s and the pants are a recent purchase at a local thrift store. They were in almost new condition and I’m not afraid of a pattern on my lower half so buying them was a no brainer. Like the blouse, I’ve had the jacket of a few years but it was bought at GAP. The blue suede booties are Nine West and were featured on Day 4 of my 31 Day Footwear Challenge.
The bracelets were gifts from The Husband given to me at different times but I like how they look stacked together. I don’t recall where or when I bought the faux coral pendant necklace but I’m lucky to have been able to wear with this outfit because my daughter often wears it and hides it from me.
Are you a fan of mixing it up with patterns? What are your favorite combinations? Share and show us what you’ve got in the Powers the Flower link-up (click on the blue froggy below).