My New Favorite Outfit: Pattern Mixing Four Ways

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pattern Mixing Four Ways

I'm so excited to be teaming up for our final week with Jenna from Freckled Fashionista, Inge from This Ever Evolving Life, and Amy from Classy in the Classroom for a trend series.  This week we're covering pattern mixing, or by first glance "how to wear a coal striped shirt." Except for Amy, she's an individual ;). I love all our takes on it, and it's great inspiration for me too! Make sure to check out their great blogs for their outfit details.

Pattern mixing has been one of my favorite things this year, and this outfit is no exception. I think the key to pattern mixing is different scaled prints, but in coordinating colors.  I love the bold stripes here with the small flamingo pattern on the shorts.  This outfit was a total steal too! I got the shirt for $4 and the shorts for $10 just recently at Old Navy. This look will definitely be a casual summer favorite!

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Top: Old Navy $4
Shorts: Old Navy $10
Necklace: Ebay $10
Bracelets: Stella and Dot Christiana Link, Triple Wrap, and Chimera
Shoes: JCrew (circa 2007)

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40 comments:

  1. I Absolutely Love Pattern-mixing & have been doing it a lot lately. For that, check out Yesterday's Post, too. I love how you, Inge & Jenna are practically wearing the same Shirt yet each styled it so differently. Your Shorts are too cute. I hope I can still find them at Old Navy in a couple of weeks or so, when I will be in the States. =)

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  2. your shorts are too adorable ginny! love ur collab!

    XO Meghan

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  3. Ooh! Coral and turquoise are so fresh together! You look adorable!

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  4. Keeping the top and bottom in the same color family is key- which you pulled off perfectly! Turquoise and coral is one of my favorite color combos!

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  5. So funny that I featured those shorts on my blog today! I think I might need to buy them now...they look SO cute with that striped tee!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. Awesome color combo. A favorite for summer. Those shorts seriously rock! I love how three out of the four of you have similar tops and two of you have mint green. Great minds think alike :) Heather

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  7. I just bought those shorts for my daughter! Now I know how she can style them! Love this post. I love seeing how different people wear the same top! And I always love your outfits (: Susan

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  8. Fab ladies doing the best mixes ever. I love your version Ginny....so adorable & totally summery!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. Such great ideas - and i love your shorts! Too cute!
    ~Callie
    www.creationsbycallie.com

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  10. Oh My Goodness! Loving those embroidered shorts. They are so cute!! You look great as usual!
    oXo
    Jenn
    www.thebrandiedpair.blogspot.com

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  11. OK, those shorts are the most precious things I've ever seen! I love how you paired them with stripes in that pretty peachy pink.

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  12. Love your color combo, and those shorts are the cutest!

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  13. so cute! i saw those shorts at old navy - if i wasn't pregnant I would've tried them on!:)

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  14. Love pattern mixing. The color combination is great, too! Cute shorts!

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  15. This is a really cute post and I LOVE your mixing here!

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  16. Love how all of you ladies mixed patterns. All four are great looks.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  17. Those shorts are so cute! Pretty much perfect for summer. They look great with the striped tee. This was a really fun trend series, too!

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  18. nice looks, this post is such a lovely idea!!
    great shorts!
    Meital from Très Jolie fashion blog

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  19. This is so pretty! These colors look great on you, and those shorts are THE cutest!

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  20. Such a perfect summer outfit. I love this. You look adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  21. Love all the outfits (especially yours). Those shorts are super cute.

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  22. OOOMMMGGG I'm supposed to be saving all my money for not-clothes things but I don't know if there's anything I need more in my life than flamingo shorts! So cute!

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  23. I love your shorts and your shoes!

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  24. love the two different pattenrs :)


    xx
    bianca
    http://worryaboutitlaterr.blogspot.com

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  25. I love pattern mixing. I am wearing some today, stripes with florals.

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  26. All you girls did so well! Pattern mixing kind of stresses me out but every so often I feel like I do it right. ;-)

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  27. Love it! These colors are so fun.

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  28. I love these colors!!! Your outfit is so cute and bright! It looks amazing! Love love those shorts! Thanks again for asking me to do the collaboration! It was so fun!

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  29. Would love for you to share this at my linkup that goes live tomorrow at 8am
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-14 we pin all those who join to our party board

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  30. Ginny, these shorts are TOO CUTE. love the little seahorses!! i've loved doing this collab..thank you so much for planning it/getting it all together every week. you rock!! :)

    <3 Jenna Brianne

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  31. Your pastel, summery outfit is SO cute! I love the idea of mixing prints and patterns - you guys all did great! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  32. This outfit is sooo cute! I love the print of your shorts and how your shorts match your necklace. This is a great pattern mixing post, LOVE IT:)

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  33. your shorts are too cute! love all the mixes here! nice to see stripes mixed with patterns other than florals!

    Sisters Marie
    Buy * Sell * Swap on BISTM!

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  34. I love this concept! Your outfit is super cute- I just saw those shorts at ON- the pink/coral in the shorts really ties in great with the stripes in the shirt! Great outfit for summer!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  35. I love this outfit. Your guidelines for pattern mixing are so spot on (at least in my opinion). It makes it more intentional instead of looking like you dressed yourself in the dark, which is what a lot of pattern mixing looks like to me...but this outfit is perfect. The coordinating colors are so perfect!

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