Although, sometimes mixing doesn’t always produce matching, does it? Is this still a trend, the whole pattern mixing thing? I have been wanting to try it, and have with a few things, but I just haven’t gotten enough guts to go all out with the clashing is cool look. This outfit today is my thrift inspiration of the week, and I think that the patterns look pretty good together, but what say you? Geometric and polka dots, are they a fashion do, or a fashion don’t?
Polka dots are probably the safest print to mix, in my opinion. You can tell I was timid about going all out, because my polka dots are very limited, just being on the front ruffle. Black and white are also a safe option I think. The geometric design on the skirt stands out enough to take away from the pattern on the shirt. I thought about wearing this with a striped cardigan, but that might be a bit too much for me, or not – I have come across some pretty crazy pattern mixing online lately. I went with some patterned tights instead, and with the boots I am wearing, they don’t show that much. (Speaking of boots, these are another pair of shoes saved for the Shoeperwoman.com Shoe Challenge.)
shoe save 16: Xhiliration
Whether this trend is a few seasons behind or not, I am happy to be mixing and hopefully matching today!
I might be adding some more of this pattern clashing into my personal style; I kind of like it, especially if polka dots are involved.
Shirt – Maurice’s || Skirt – Isaac Mizrahi for Target (thrifted) || Boots – Xhiliration
Do you have a thrifty outfit or item up on your blog? Leave me a link and let me know. I am long over due for a Goodwill shopping day, so maybe next time I will have something new-to-me. Until then, happy thrifting!
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