Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mixing prints- plaid and floral

I've been playing around again mixing prints, this time with a plaid and a floral. The funny thing is that I used to really fear mixing prints and I really hated florals but now I've learned to love florals and I especially love mixing them with other prints. In a previous post I mixed a floral skirt with a blouse with tiny polka dots.

I think this blouse works with my cropped plaid trousers for a few reasons. The first is that I played itsafe again sticking to a color palette. This time pink, white, and grey. The second is that from even across the room, my pants appear to be a solid grey. The third reason is the portion of the prints vary. The plaid is small and tight while the flowers are large and loose, like paint strokes.

I paired the outfit with my palest grey tights and my black heeled mary janes with the ivory piping.

Here's a close up of the way the prints play together.

Outift details: grey modesty tank-express; sheer floral blouse-Kensie; plaid cropped pants-hand me down; grey tights-Hue; maryjanes- payless, of course.

How do you mix prints? Have you ever tried mixing different plaids together?

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