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Blazer: J Crew/ Shirt: J Crew (styled differently in THIS POST; find similar here)/ Skirt: BCBG (more HERE)/ Shoes: Arturo Chiang (also worn HERE)/ Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Well, here we are: the third installment of my 3-part Print Mixing 101 series! (CLICK HERE to check out Print Mixing 101: Part I, and HERE to read Part II.)

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  • Wear a balancing piece to connect prints/patterns. A blazer, cardigan, or vest visually separates the two prints, adding cohesiveness to the look.

FYI: My hubby said this skirt is too short. I knew it was short when I bought it – that’s what I liked about it I fell in love with the cute leaf print – but for him to 1) offer an opinion at all, and 2) actually use the words “too” and “short” consecutively with respect to something I’m wearing… Well, there might be some merit to the statement. I mean, this is the same guy who’s been trying to convince me that my “legs look fine” since college, back when I was way too self-conscious to consider wearing something super short. ANNND this is the same guy who, when I was trying on shorts in American Eagle (and you know how length-challenged those shorties are!), said, “You should get two pairs of those.” Anyhoo…point taken.

Top: J Crew (love this one, too)/ Pants: J Crew (also worn HERE)/ Shoes: Circa Joan & David (also in THIS POST)/ Bracelet: thrifted and J Crew/ Sunnies: Ray-Ban

  • Wear solids in different textures. These two textures – eyelet and a tonal herringbone linen – mimic the look of wearing mixed patterns without the commitment of actually doing so 🙂

What do you think of this series? Helpful? Fun? Not to put words in your mouth, of course 🙂

Do you have any things you need shopped or any questions or dilemmas you’d like addressed (within the scope of the blog, of course)? Definitely let me know in the comments section, send me an email, or contact me via Twitter @JoySunshineBlog!

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