Pattern Mixing – Stripes And Anything

Tank: H&M | Shorts: Free People | Shoes: Zara | Bracelets c/o Threads | Necklace: Elladolce

I love pattern mixing.  I know it, you know it, we all know it.  And my FAVORITE way of pattern mixing is with stripes + fill in the blank.  I seriously think that stripes are the easiest pattern to play with.  Maybe because I own a ton of them or maybe because the design is just so classic, but if you are afraid of pattern mixing, I think it’s the best place to start.  I love mixing stripes with:

1) polka dots
2) florals
3) leopard print (or any animal print)
4) zig zag
5) ikat
6) tribal
7) more stripes
8) you fill in the blank in the comments, go ahead, leave one!

I’m linking up to Marionberry Style’s Trend of the Month Pattern Mixing challenge!  Go check out a whole gallery of pattern mixed outfits!  Also linking up to Rolled Up Pretty and The Pleated Poppy!

P.S. If you want to be my arm party twin, then you should probably enter this GIVEAWAY!

P.P.S. Winner of the Tookies giveaway is Tiffany Brand!  Congrats girl!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!!

53 Comments

  1. July 31, 2012 / 10:24 pm

    I love how you mixed the patterns in your outfit, you look wonderful!

  2. July 31, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    Love this pattern mix!

  3. August 1, 2012 / 12:17 am

    You look lovely!
    I love your short! Very nice print!
    msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
    Amy x

  4. August 1, 2012 / 12:37 am

    how do you make pattern mixing so effortless?! I’m one of the folks who would be scared to do that, or would look like a hot mess…haha!

  5. August 1, 2012 / 12:50 am

    I’m your new fan! Love your outfits!

  6. August 1, 2012 / 4:46 am

    Hello Sandy!! Thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment on my blog!! I find your blog very interesting and would like to know if you agree in following each other?? 😉
    BTW I like your mix. It really works!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

  7. August 1, 2012 / 5:41 am

    You look amazing! I have the most stripes in my closet too…I haven’t tried leopard with them though so thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  8. August 1, 2012 / 7:03 am

    So cute! Love those shorts.

  9. August 1, 2012 / 7:13 am

    Love this! Your two prints look great together. You’re right – stripes are so easy to play with and mix patterns without going overboard.

  10. August 1, 2012 / 7:35 am

    I really need to get on it with the pattern mixing or I’ll soon miss the trend, ha! love you combo, Sandy!!!

  11. August 1, 2012 / 8:41 am

    I love this!! It’s gorgeous!

  12. August 1, 2012 / 9:12 am

    You look so gorgeous in these photos! And those shoes are just pure perfection! Love the whole look from head to toe!

  13. August 1, 2012 / 9:37 am

    You definitely look stunning in your stripes and florals! 🙂

  14. August 1, 2012 / 9:52 am

    I am TERRIBLE at mixing, I typically have one pattern and one solid.

  15. August 1, 2012 / 10:17 am

    Excellent pattern mixing! Love those shoes too. 🙂

  16. August 1, 2012 / 11:21 am

    Yes, I agree, stripes DO go with everything! As usual Sandy, this is a fabulous pattern mix. Love it!

  17. August 1, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    This looks great! I love the colors that you went with!

  18. August 1, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    These patterns work so well together because they include the same pretty colors! What a cute summer outfit 🙂

  19. August 1, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    I love those shoes girl! Pattern mixing is so fun, you definitely got it right with this!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

  20. August 1, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    Loving the print of those shorts, so super cute!

  21. August 1, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    First of all, you’re super cute! Second of all, how do you make your belt look so good folded like that? I tried to do that with mine, maybe it was just too long, but it ended up looking all wonky!

    xo JA

  22. August 1, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    I totally agree that using stripes to pattern mix is the easiest way to play with this trend. The bright colours you’re wearing are perfect summer and I really love your shorts!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  23. August 1, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    Great mixing of patterns! I love the there’s coral in each selection — top,shorts, and shoes

  24. August 1, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    Fabulous shorts, Sandy! We seriously need to go shopping together soon. I keep having all these things come up that keep me from meeting up with you and the ladies…perhaps it’s a sign? Hehe.

  25. August 1, 2012 / 11:07 pm

    I totally have that top!

    LOVE the way you wore this outfit! I think I’m usually too scared to try mixing patterns! Haha.

  26. August 1, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    You are brave! I love how pattern mixing on other people but never feel confident enough to do it myself! 🙂
    Carolyn

  27. August 2, 2012 / 7:19 am

    you so cute! I have that same HM top! I havent try mixing it, usually wear it with skinny jeans but lately so hot out!

  28. August 2, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I just LOVE your outfit posts where you mix and match patterns! You are SO DARN GOOD at it! And I just love that lipstick — you’re rockin’ it, lady! 🙂

  29. August 2, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    HOW FUN! Love the colors in your mixed prints!

    xx
    Quiet Luxury

  30. August 2, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    You have such awesome style~ love all your outfits! I wear the same boring thing every single day!

  31. August 3, 2012 / 12:36 am

    I love mixing stripes with everything honestly! So versatile. I love this outfit Sandy! I always love seeing pattern mixing and I love the color palette!

  32. August 3, 2012 / 10:58 am

    Love the print in those shorts, they’re so much fun! And I love the way you mixed it with that striped top; this outfit look great on you!

    XO,
    Jenny
    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com/

  33. August 3, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    really cute outfit! i love your shorts ! (:

  34. August 4, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    I am obsessed with stripes! I love this top, and it looks great with the lace shorts. 🙂

    -Mary @ Style That Moves

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