Outfit of the day: Mixed prints

Outfit of the day: June 11,2013

 Outfit of the day

I am scared of bugs!!! Want to know what this has to do with fashion and my OOTD? I am constantly trying to find ways to stay as covered as possible and not DIE in the Georgia heat! That’s what this week’s Outfit of the Day is all about. Yesterday I was hot, expecting to be outside for a long stretch of time, and fresh out of ‘Off’ spray.  Enter…a pair of vintage pajama pants and my old polka dot blouse from my Blossom days in the 90’s! This is by far my coolest, full coverage outfit to date, and I am shopping for more of them as we speak.

Outfit of the day
Entire outfit vintage
Shoes: Express

I love this outfit of the day because it can go from day to night pretty easily. I usually rock it for day with a pair of black gladiator sandals and a black hobo purse. But, on this particular day, I was having a lunch date with a friend who is the size of a small forward in the NBA so I always wear heals when I’m with her. Don’t judge me, lol, she’s 6’1” and built like a stallion in a brick house. For night, I can either go with the chunky heels like the ones I’m wearing here or some platform stilettos, with a clutch.

Outfit of the day
Entire outfit vintage
Shoes: Express
Outfit of the day
Shoes: Express

Let’s talk about mixing prints. It’s not nearly as intimidating as it seems! All you really have to do is make sure that none of your pieces are fighting for attention. For instance, you probably want to stay away from a blouse and cardigan that are different prints…that is until you become a master of the art. You may want to find pieces to tie it all in like a color blocked clutch or a solid colored belt. You want to go for neutral accessories or extra pieces. For instance, your blazer is floral, your jeans are polka dot, you want to go for a solid color blouse and shoe. It’s really quite simple, just go with whatever looks good in your eyes.

Some suggestions? Most animal prints can be mixed and matched together with minimal chances of disaster. Polka dots go with pretty much any other print. Florals look good with stripes and plaids. Also, play around with color, some tan polka dot jeans will look awesome with an off white and navy nautical striped blouse. I am really loving the varied types of prints right now like bows, birds, lips, and crosses. If you still have trepidation about the trend, try your hand at color blocking first and get comfortable with the idea of not being all matchy-matchy. Ease your way into it.

Tag me on Instagram (@Soar_Thumb_Blog) in your Outfit of the Day pics if you’ve tried the mixed print trend! And cross your fingers for me because I’m entering this outfit in this week’s IFB Weekly Roundup!!

 

6 comments

  1. Aislynn

    I’m still trying to break through the pattern mixing barrier, then again I also battle myself when it comes to wearing nothing but neutrals 😉 nothing new there, I guess. I’ll have to try your suggestions, I’m always on the lookout for new belts so it shouldn’t be too hard to find one that will work.

    • Krystal Orr

      Positive thinking and having an open mind!! Great traits to have when your trying a new trend Aislynn! And don’t worry, if it doesn’t work out…you don’t even have to leave the dressing room!