Easiest pattern-mixing combo EVER

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I'm sure you were unaware of this, but I am still very much in the honeymoon stage regarding my striped shirt, quilted purse, and sequin flats. It's all I've been wearing lately...in different and not-so-original ways...so maybe it is a good thing I don't have internet. We are getting it installed tomorrow night. Expect different and not-so-original outfit posts soon.
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I still love stripes and florals together though it seems this trend has died down a bit. It is one of the easiest mix-and-match print combos ever. Everyone has at least one clothing item that is striped and one item that is exploding with flowers. If not, you are in a sore predicament. What I love about this outfit is that there's a little volume in the shoulders from the ruched sleeves and volume in the skirt to create a more defined hour-glass shape. 
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94 comments :

  1. You're so lucky to have such great light at your new apartment. You look great!

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  2. I think this has to be my favorite look ever on you. The pattern mixing isn't subtle, but stripes are such a neutral these days that it just works. I am in lust with your shoes, and I'm digging the outside of new place! It's a great photo location! :)

    Lookin' good, girl!

    <3 Kim
    http://fashionmommaintraining.blogspot.com

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  3. Soo pretty! Sadly, I don't have separates that are striped or florals XD XD Haha...I don't have many patterns at all, actually
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  4. I agree with the comment bove.
    I love this outfit, so chic and cute while remaining modest!

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  5. what a wonderful combination. Love your outfit!

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  6. You said it perfectly. You can't go wrong with florals and stripes.
    noguiltfashion.blogspot.com

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  7. love the top! i remember seeing it the other day in the store and was on the fence about getting one. decided against it though. you look great and i love the combination of the two!

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  8. Super cute... totally something I would wear.

    - Patricia
    fivefootsomething.blogspot.com

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  9. Stripes and florals are a great combination!

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  10. The honeymoon phase is beautiful:)!

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  11. I agree- stripes and florals look great together! GL with the Internet :)

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  12. I love ruched sleeves! The little puff at the top is too fun. :DD You look super cute, I love that skirt. <33

    && I feel you on the wearing the same outfit pieces.. I've been wearing variations of my striped shirt forever. xD!

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  13. I agree with Faith--great lighting. The outfit is pretty swell too!

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  14. You look stunning! I have to try the stripes with florals, but I pretty much don't have a whole lot of florals in my life. Sad, I know.

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  15. absolutely gorgeous! so fresh :) xx

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  16. I love your new shirt & beautiful sparkly shoes! :) So no need to worry as far as I'm concerned! :) I am afraid of stripes because I always feel wider with them on and I'm in LOVE with the flowery prints popular lately. I drooled over the Liberty of London stuff at Target as well as the feminine flowers at Urban Outfitter. But I don't own any. :( Yes indeed, it does appear, I'm in a sore predicament. Lol :)

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  17. stripes + florals + flats = a perfect combination, I will never tire of seeing these outfits!

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  18. I really do need to experiment more with pattern mixing. That is a cute outfit. By the way, I love your hair. I've always wanted to cut bangs but have never had the guts to do it. My hair has always been one length (well with slight layers). One day though, I'll finally just do it! :)

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  19. I love this outfit! I wish I had the talent to find thirsted items this cute!

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
    prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

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  20. i love this look! the mixing of patterns is so perfect! i adore stripes and florals together! you look lovely elaine!!

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  21. i am with you on the honeymoon stages with new clothes! i get like that all the time :) i don't think florals and stripes together will ever go out of style! you look great! looking forward to more frequent posts from you!

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  22. This is adorable! The volume of the shirt really does look great with the fullness of the skirt. Love it!

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  23. love a stripe. love a floral.... and die over them together!

    ~selina

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  24. I love this skirt, I need to wear mine more often!

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  25. stripes and floral ! i love this. i never would've thought about trying something like that. way to work that out girl

    xx lue

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  26. LOVE IT! so girly and fresh and summery! pretty pretty!
    :)

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  27. It's such the pretty outfit. The striped top and floral skirt mix looks really good.

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  28. I love where you are taking your photos...so perfect! And the shoulders do complement the skirt well. And stripes/florals will reign supreme always in my book.

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  29. This outfit is adorable, Elaine. Even though the trend has cooled I'll still be wearing stripes and florals together through the fall.

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  30. Inspirational! I need to mix and match patterns more often. I would've never thought of that.

    Courtney
    http://beautyandtherecession.blogspot.com

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  31. Love that skirt! And the flats are adorable as well. :)

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  32. that pair looks awesome on you :*

    love,vdcouture

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  33. Love this combination and you´re so slim, Elaine! :)

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  34. love the combination...it really is a bold change but you did a pretty job Elaine...

    take care love
    kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  35. I am really loving this look. I don't feel like I could pull off mixing patterns...I've never attempted it. But now I kind of want to!

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  36. Great patten mix. I like the floral skirt.

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  37. Love, love, love this! You absolutely nailed it! Love each of these pieces!

    Small Time Style

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  38. love this print combination! so cute ^.^

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  39. I love this look on you! So fresh but with a hint of autumn (guess it's the colors?).
    And I'm seriously jealous of the new apartment. The lighting is great! :)

    www.styleusvancouver.com

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  40. so look great! Loving this combo!

    xo,
    Gracie
    http://theflipsideofoz.blogspot.com/

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  41. To cute ;) Stripes and florals look FAB darlin'

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  42. I love this skirt, every time you were it I think I love it a bit more. Great outfit, it works so well :)

    L x
    Half Dressed

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  43. Your put-together looks make me re-examine my closet all the time!

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  44. You look awesome as always! I love this pairing.

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  45. Super cute! Glad to hear you're getting internet back. Can't wait to see what new outfits you have to share. :)

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  46. I haven't been doing a lot of pattern mixing lately but I'm definitely inspired. I've also always love that top - it looks so stylish and extremely versatile.


    ShopTOLive.ca

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  47. Can't go wrong with stripes and florals. This is a wonderful silhouette.

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  48. THat skirt and that top are totally gorgeous on you !

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  49. the volume in the shoulders is sooo pretty, and maybe I would love to see all the combinations of that outfit!!! greetings from mexico!

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  50. Love ur skirt! And the stripes are always so on!! Lovely outfit put together!
    xx

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  51. I adore your outfit, that skirt is lovely! I agree, stripes and florals look so good together!

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  52. I'm still totally in love with this combo too! And I adore the addition of another pattern and texture with your flats. I know why you're addicted to them!

    :) Laura

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  53. You look great! I have to try once this mix pattern of flowers and stripes...

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  54. I always like pattern mixing! And I might be in love with your hallway...

    -Megan

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  55. Everyone has at least one clothing item that is striped and one item that is exploding with flowers.

    Ahaha it's so true! I've never really noticed that until you said it. Your combination looks great, I need to wear my striped clothes more often. XDD

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  56. I love this combo, too, and still think it looks fresh. It might get overused in the blogging world, but not a lot of people are bold enough to rock this combo in real life. :) I like to wear this striped H&M dress I have with a floral scarf from Urban Outfitters... they look pretty sweet together. I love how you tied the whole look together with the quilted bag and sequin flats. Timeless! And pretty effortless, too. :)

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  57. You look totally beautiful. Adore this look on you!

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  58. I love it! You look perfect for fall, with the colors in that skirt.

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  59. i would NEVER think to put this together! but goodness, how cute is it?! love it. great outfit. you're good ;)

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  60. I love this skirt! It's so pretty. And it looks great with the striped top!

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  61. This is such a lovely look, so fresh and relaxed
    Beautiful skirt

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  62. You look brilliant. I'm still wary of stripes with florals, but this one nails it! I think maybe because the florals are big and stipes are small...

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  63. It doesn't seem like that long ago my closet was void of floral skirt and striped tops, but I cured that because it is one of the best combination ever!
    Enjoy the honeymoon, I hope it lasts a while.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  64. I agree! This is the best pattern mix ever.
    It's amazing. Amazing colours also.
    Thanks for your comments.


    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  65. I love your pattern mixing here. I've yet to try it, but hope to soon! :) Thanks for the inspiration. XO

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  66. dude i totally get obsessed with pieces and just wear them all the time. and sorry i just called you dude but i wanted to get my point across hahaha. i like this look :]

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  67. you look so great in that outfit and pull it off really well!

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  68. i love the stripes mixed with the floral print! and your flats are so cute!

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  69. Hey Elaine, I met Christine a few weeks ago when we went to Orlando for a vaca with our friend, Susana. Christine mentioned she had a friend with a fashion blog, and sent me your link when we got back home. I was like omfg, I already follow and love her blog. Such a small world......

    Btw, I have two of those H&M shirts, and I LOVE them!

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  70. I love stripes and florals. For me, it'll never die-- it always looks so classy yet fun!

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  71. Looks much better than I would have imagined - love the background and your lighting today also!

    Bravo!

    kristin

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  72. I have this skirt! And can I just say how much I LOVE how you paired it with a stripe shirt, that is so cute! I'm definitely going to wear mine like that next Sunday. Thanks for the great idea!

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  73. Where did you get that shirt P.S.? :)

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  74. I have actually yet to try mixing stripes and florals! It looks fantastic; I'll definitely have to try it! :D

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  75. Love matching unmatching combos like this, you look so fun and pretty!

    xoxo,

    http://twentyyork.blogspot.com

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  76. Hi,

    I love your blog! following you:)

    I am always reworking and sewing my own clothes too :)

    welcome to enjoy and follow at
    www.sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com

    <3 Anika

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  77. You always have great ways of re combining your clothes for totally different looks. Im so impressed!

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  78. YOU LOOK GORGEOUS IN THAT FLORAL PIECE!

    http://amaturecouture.com/

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  79. Wow! I love it!
    Your outfit is so cute~
    Thank you for sharing~
    Leticia

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