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 :)
I kept my accessories a solid silver as to not push the “recklessness” over the edge.
Out of my element, but I enjoyed it and will probably try it again!
What do you think? Have you mixed prints? Would you try it?