As promised, here is part 2 of my 3 part Summer Fab Series. I’m sure a lot of people have moved past pattern mixing but I am still going strong. For me, it’s really just another way to pair clothes – of course paisley goes with polka dots! I actually really like the way pattern mixing challenges my outfit planning and I’m always looking for new combinations – even though really, at the end of the day it’s floral, stripe, polka dot, animal print, paisley, rinse repeat.So, here we go, a few of my favorite summer pattern mixing outfits.
First up…stripes on stripes
Stripes and polka dots are the two patterns that you can pair up a little more easily. I love the simple navy and green combination and the different width stripes added more interest to this outfit.
Sweater : J.Crew (last year) / Skirt: J.Crew Pencil Skirt in Colorblock Stripe / Shoes: J.Crew Factory
Next up…triple pattern mix. I love paisley and stripes…and paisley and polka dots…so I decided to go for all three! I kept it “toned down” by adding the navy cardigan. I love this Tory Burch cardigan because it’s like having some fun jewelry on my cardigan!
Cardigan : Tory Burch Simone Cardigan / Blouse: J.Crew (old), similar here / Necklace: J.Crew Pearl Hammock Necklace / Skirt: J.Crew Factory (old), similar here and / Heels: J.Crew Factory Isabelle Pumps
Here’s another similar look with the same color scheme:
And yet another variation…paisley and stripes
And last but not least…probably my favorite pattern mix of the summer…floral and stripe. I’ll admit, it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been in to any florals but this Cove floral blouse caught my eye this year and it’s been fun to style.
So, there you have it, a few of my favorite summer pattern mixing looks! What do you think? Any favorites? Too many patterns? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!