Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trend Forecasting: Mixing Prints

Once again the trend of mixing patterns has been brought to my attention. Still I do not know or think I can pull this trend off very easily, I'm not big on buying things with patterns, but I think I need to start for summer. The look is so perfect for the hot weather with light airy prints.

Thanks to the editorial Seeing is Believing March US ELLE I have found more inspiration on how to mix patterns and colors
Model: Egle Tvirbutaite
Photographer: Max Farago










have you tried this trend?
lovelove, M.

29 comments:

Charmalade said...

When I was younger I was told that mixing prints was just about as bad as wearing black+brown. Now I do both, and I think they both can work very well!

I actually like to mix patterns when I can (like in my latest outfit). I think the summertime is an especially good time to try this trend out, too.

http://charmalade.blogspot.com

cadencesmama said...

I'm trying to do this slowly...first by mixing striped scarves with floral print dress - or striped shoes with print, etc etc. working my way up! i love the way tieka from selective potential does this. shes a pro!

cadencesmama said...

I'm trying to do this slowly...first by mixing striped scarves with floral print dress - or striped shoes with print, etc etc. working my way up! i love the way tieka from selective potential does this. shes a pro!

April said...

I want to try this, but I haven't gotten the courage yet. I think stripes with animal print would be easy to try and less intimidating! :)

Robyn said...

I love mixing prints. I mostly mix different plaids... Speaking of mixing prints, do you remember that kids' song "Polka dots, checks, and stripes?" Just me?

Sophie said...

i did a post about mixing prints a while ago. i love it! i dont own many prints though haha

lauren lanza osias said...

i think mixing patterns, when done correctly, can be insanely chic. i just bought the cutest floral mini, to wear with a polka dot tank...i can't wait to wear it!!!

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

Lily said...

Yes! I love mixing prints! I think I might actually do a post on this one day. It's actually my favourite look.

Amelia said...

Basically, 3/4 of my wardrobe is patterned. It's not a trend--it's a way of life. Haha. I love this editorial.

Kat said...

YES. i love this trend! i reckon it's gonna be huge this summer, particularly due to rising popularity in florals (: i guess its a way of making it look effortless and ditsy :D florals+polkdots+lace and embroidery? all pastel, nude and 50s pretty colours

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cait harri said...

I always think it looks great in magazine and on other people but whenever I've tried it its just not for me.

alexandra said...

Ooh, I love the last one with the red jacket! what a nice contrast! I would totally wear that!

A and A said...

loving this post.... really. Mixing prints is one of my favorite Spring "to do's".. bold, balsy, and ohhh so pretty.
thanks for your kind and genuine words...

xx
lots of love from san francisco.

refusestolabel.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

I love how mixed prints look, but always shy away from trying it myself.

chloe said...

im not sure ive ever tried this but i must: it looks awesome!
and i love the shoes in the 6th pic, nice post :)

Alix said...

I was very afraid of this trend. my initial feeling was that girls everywhere would be walking about looking like clowns. But, I was brave and tried it yesterday. But it what was probably the most subbtle attempt. I will be doing an outfit post this weekend because I did not have time to photography myself yesterday. I wore a blue and white stripped top (vertical stripes) with black jeans and floral print heels. I really loved it and keeping the patterns away from one and other was a safe choice for me. Maybe start out simple and then move onto the full on pattern bonanza.
Best Wishes,
Alix

kacesi said...

I've always enjoyed mixing prints. Love that the runway is embracing mixed prints! Love it!!! :)

Soooali said...

Wooo summer is coming! Can't wait to wear nice things again!

anne said...

so awesome! love the picture with the floral shorts, adorable!

VersaStyle said...

i love the craziness of prints

Miss Tofu said...

I'm not really a fan of this trend, strangely enough. Granted, it looks remarkably effective in a magazine spread, but I think it translates over to real-life in much smaller doses.

...Or maybe I'm just too conventional???

=P

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Jessica said...

This might just be my favorite spring trend. Love these photos!

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Michelle said...

i love the mix of the floral prints. i even once saw stripes + argyle. i thought it was pretty fantastic.

ive done it a couple of time, i mixed polka-dots and a heart-patterned shirt.

Vintage Vixen said...

I can't abide the mitchy-matchy look. Clashing prints and textures are the way to go. Great post, as always!
Vix
xxx

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

i've gotta learn how to do this better! you've inspired me to try it out today. :)

Anonymous said...

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Couture said...

Pretty colours!

Judith
http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/

Kelly Lauren said...

this is the only trend that I'm so hesitant and unsure to try!!! I usually dress pretty simple and so if there is a print/pattern, it's contrasted with a solid or usually black. I dunno! How do you feel about it?

Lauren said...

From freezing to the windshield to wiping away all the stuff thrown at it from that semi in front of you. Manatees are gentle, plant-eating herbivores sometimes nicknamed "sea cows". A few weeks later while visiting my parents, I snuck out of bed under the cover of night and scrolled through Netflix until I found Full Metal Alchemist.

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