Saturday, June 12, 2010

Does the pattern mixing trend mix with real life?

I know, my photoshop skillz are great, right? (Please note the sarcasm.)

Mixing prints has been frowned upon, at least in the casa de Ashley, since I was young. I remember my mother making my six-year-old self change out of my well thought out outfit, which involved stripes and polka dots at the same time, because it just didn't "go." But, one of this spring and summer's biggest trends has been print-on-print, mixing stripes with florals, and polka-dots with tribal prints. Not only was this fad seen on the runway, but shops have endorsed the look as well: check this out for 8 pattern mixing outfits. And, from what I can tell, this trend might stick around for the fall season, too. question to you is: does pattern mixing work in the "real world?" Or should it remain solely a runway phenomenon? Comment and tell me your thoughts!

Tank top & skirt: Target
Belt: Urban Outfitters


  1. I think when done right, it definitely works (like your outfit). I've been experimenting with different patterns in my room, but have yet to wear any out of the house.

    When I was little my mom was against mixing prints also, so I ended up wearing one print, head to toe. Like a long sleeved floral dress and ankle length floral leggings. I was a mess!

  2. it definitely works in your outfit, it looks pretty and trendy :)

    i think the right mix involves mixing the prints in a harmonious manner. like what you did in your outfit. chic!

  3. I like your outfit! I think it's amazing! I love the photoshopped picture, you are talented :)

    PLUS you are gorgeous!!!

  4. I think when done right it may work :D Gorgeous.
    Keep on with the good work!


  5. i think it's a hit & miss, depending on which prints & patterns you put together & how you carry yourself. but i don't believe that it's strictly for the runway. people nowadays are so creative & fashion forward that they can pull off pretty much anything, model or not!


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  6. Ahhh, I love it! Really great!Definitely good for the 'real world'.:)SarahD

  7. I like this mix but would have rolled up the skirt to make it short short short! But then I want everything shorter :) I wish I could photoshop!! Thanks so much for your comment, you are so pretty


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