3 Steps for Mixing Prints: Leopard Spots, Yellow Stripes & a 20% Discount Code

Photography by Kye Image

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…

1. Find a Common Color.  The off white background color in the clutch is the same as the white stripe on my shirt!  That helps keep this pair cohesive.

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!

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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

31 Responses to 3 Steps for Mixing Prints: Leopard Spots, Yellow Stripes & a 20% Discount Code

  1. Taylor Aube says:

    This is such a cute look, I love this entire outfit babe!

  2. First of all I LOVE how you styled this whole look (esp. your top). I have to admit my first thought was “Oh but that wouldn’t look as cute on me” which is why I laughed when you wrote it. Thanks for the tips, will definitely be giving mixed prints a try x

  3. Alyssa says:

    Loving the mustard stripes! I always go with navy stripes but now I’m thinking I need to add this color to my closet!


  4. Shawnie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!! Thank you for the lesson.

  5. Kileen says:

    This outfit is so cute girl! I love mixing prints, I think it adds so much more to an outfit!

    cute & little

  6. Kim says:

    I am OBSESSED with that bag! I need it in my life ASAP! Such a cute fall outfit.


  7. Ruthie Ridley says:

    I love this entire look!!!

  8. Adaleta says:

    I am seriously in love with this amazing outfit!!

  9. lee says:

    First time on your blog – LOVE your style! I like how much is mixed in to this look, with the stripes, the leopard and the chambray. Great combo!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  10. LuxMommy says:

    I want the whole outfit!

  11. kelly torrez says:

    Love the marigold color for this season, it pairs so well with the leopard!

    Birdie Shoots

  12. Love the stripes and those shoes!

    xoxo brandi

  13. Maggie says:

    I love that yellow top!! Stripes are the bestttt!


  14. Liz says:

    That top is way cute! Love the color!


  15. Annie says:

    I love this outfit! So cute and casual. I need a good yellow top in my wardrobe!

  16. Amanda Faber says:

    I would never think to put these prints together but it totally works!!!

  17. Jessica says:

    Your looks are always so fun and bright! Love the yellow stripes! xo, Jessica

  18. Lauryn Hock says:

    These tips are so helpful! I always have a hard time finding prints to mix together

  19. Steph says:

    Oh this whole look is perfect! I love how you’ve styled it.

    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  20. Whitney says:

    Love this sweater and jacket combo! So cute together!

  21. Mary says:

    such a perfect fall look, love all your accessories that help bring the outfit together!

  22. Laura says:

    This is such a cute outfit Sara! I love how you styled this look and love the print mixing!!

    xo, Laura

  23. Alex says:

    I’ll take one of each, this outfit is darling!

  24. Azanique says:

    Love this look babe! Such a cute clutch

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

  25. KatWalkSF says:

    So many great tips.

  26. Greta says:

    Fall is my favorite time to mix and match patterns. Stripes and leopard are my favorite!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  27. Megan says:

    Your yellow stripes and leopard is perfect for fall! I wear a variation of this outfit everyday!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  28. April says:

    I have such a hard time mixing and matching patterns. These tips are so helpful!

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

  29. Maggie says:

    Love how you mixed leopard with stripes!

  30. Such a cute look for fall girly! Also, LOVING your hair!

    XO, Tay

  31. Tif says:

    I love the color of your top! And it looks great paired with your clutch.

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

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