Hi friend and happy Humpday! How is your week going so far? Despite the horrific tragedy that took place in Vegas on Monday and how heavy my heart has been, it also served as a great reminder to hug, love, and spend time with the ones that mean the most. And I did just that. I cooked one of Tony and I’s favorite meals and we laid pretty low Monday and Tuesday. There was no better time to hammer out my to-do list and to take care of business, because life is just too short and tomorrow is never a guarantee!
Life is also too short not to mix patterns! Dramatic? Maybe. But honestly, mixing prints is one of my favorite things to do and is one of the founding themes of this blog! When I worked a 9-5, I was notorious for pairing leopard with stripes, polka dots with plaid, and florals with gingham! Since leaving my nonprofit career to take Sabby Style full time in June of 2016, I noticed I haven’t been mixing as much as I used to. So when I put this casual look together, I immediately felt like my old, but best, self!
You might think that mixing prints looks cute on me but “you can’t do it” or you don’t know where to start, so you just admire from afar. But I’m here to tell you that YOU CAN ROCK THOSE PRINTS, girl! And here’s how…
2. Pair Two Bold Prints. If you’re worried about mixed prints creating a “busy” look, then opt for two bold, large prints. The stripes on my shirt are large and the leopard print of the clutch is also large, which helps these two prints stand out without having to compete for the eye’s attention.
3. Pair a Printed Item of Clothing with a Printed Accessory. Since the clutch is an add on to this outfit, it creates space from the striped top. I personally love to print mix with tops and bottoms, but that can be daunting if you’re new to this. So starting with one article of clothing and an accessory, like a bag, belt, or shoes, is a great way to dip your toe into the print mixing world!
Not down for pattern mixing but love to wear prints? That’s okay, too! My oversized striped tunic is such a steal for only $24 from Fancy Frills Boutique! Plus, you can take an additional 20% off with code sabbystyle20!
This post is sponsored by Fancy Frills Boutique. All thoughts and opinions expressed are sincerely my own! Thank you for supporting the collaborations that make Sabby Style possible! xoxo