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Mixing Prints

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I love the idea of mixing prints and patterns. When I see it on others I always envy how effortless they make it look. “Oh, hey I just threw this on and I look perfectly pulled together”, ya know?¬†JCrew is the king (queen?) of this, always pulling it off seamlessly. I think Jenna Lyons, their creative director, has played a big part in encouraging the printed pairings. Here she is wearing a striped top and floral pants. Effortless. Well I decided to give it a shot. At first I was going to pair this top with my solid bright green shorts, but then I saw my pink graphic shorts and the lightbulb went off (not literally). Although both pieces are Gap and not JCrew, I think I managed to pull off a bold yet slightly reckless look. And for those of you who know me, reckless is slightly out of my element :)

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I kept my accessories a solid silver as to not push the “recklessness” over the edge.

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Out of my element, but I enjoyed it and will probably try it again!

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Gap shirt, Gap shorts (similar), Anthropologie sandals (old), Kate Spade bag, Target necklace

What do you think? Have you mixed prints? Would you try it?

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