The Beauty of Mixing Patterns

LGH_150418_6464Stripes mix so well with a floral or printed skirt … don’t be afraid to try it this spring. You can even mix stripe on stripes, as long as you keep the stripes top and bottom different widths. For instance, if you have a wider stripe on the bottom then keep a skinny stripe on top. The key to mixing stripes with florals and prints and (even more) stripes is to make sure that they share one color in common. Top off with a sleek accessory and you have successfully mastered this casual-yet-chic look.

My striped sweater is getting new life with this printed skirt (for which I searched many months!); in this case, my top and bottom share two colors – black and white.

My look: sweater, August Silk; skirt, Karen Millen, sandals, Coach; necklace, Prabal Gurung for Target.

Photo by Lauren Hagerstrom; Photographed at Reeves-Reed Arboretum,”Daffodil Day”


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    • Thank you Mireille! How lovely to hear from you – all the way from Paris! I so appreciate your kind words. Lovely to be in touch. Merci, xx Mel

      • Mireille – try wearing prints this spring! Send me your email address on mine so that we can be in touch more! xx Mel

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