3.10.2010

Trend Watch Wednesday: Print On Print



Good morning and happy Wednesday, blog friends! Is it just me, or is this week moving along rather quickly? Can you guys believe that we have to "spring" forward on Sunday? Sigh....I really don't want to lose an hour of sleep, but I am ready for longer days.

It will be so great to get out of work in the afternoon while the sun is still up, haha.

Ok, first today, I need to thank Jessica from Kitchen Belleicious for bestowing the Blogger BFF Award upon me! If you are in need of some new recipes or just need some inspiration in the kitchen, I highly suggest checking out K.B. It's one of my fave cooking blogs!

Now let's do some Trend Watching!

I'm SO excited about this week's topic because it's so fun and fresh.

This spring, it's all about mixing up your prints and layering colors. Tribal with tie-dye, petals with polka dots, stripes with animal prints, pretty much anything goes.

Though I'm not so sure I could pull off the cropped top featured below, I'm loving this look on the model. Notice how she paired the cobalt blue shorts with the yellow-green heels? Such a great color combo.


Neither one of these prints is too over-the-top and that is why this outfit works. The simple floral print on the red tunic and micro-polka-dot shorts don't compete for attention; rather they kind of balance each other out. And don't even get me started on how fabulous those wedges are...


Thought you couldn't pair stripes and dots, huh? Well, think again. Once more, it's all about balance. Small stripes + BIG dots= Awesomeness. And what do ya'll think about that heart print bag? Cuteness!!


This outfit totally took me back to the early 90's with that denim vest, haha. However, I think it totally works with the micro mini dress and black wedge booties. It's all good though...the ink blot print on the dress and the grommets on the handbag (Alicia bag by Marc Jacobs, pictured below), make this outfit soooo 2010.



This skirt and top worked so well together, I actually thought this was a dress at first. Try pairing two tones of the same print/fabric together to replicate this look. It would be so perfect for a girl's night out...


Doesn't this skirt almost look like marble? I'm digging the contrast of it paired with the pale yellow, ruffle neck cropped top.


Not ready to go full-out with mixing your prints yet? That's totally ok. Instead, opt for a mixed-print or multi-colored handbag, like one of these from Marc by Marc Jacobs:

Happy Dot Mabel Tote

Printed Damisi Collage Tote




Have you experimented with mixing prints yet? How did it work for you?

Be blessed, lovelies-


XOXO,

Leslie

Photo credits: Shopbop.com, Marc Jacobs

17 comments:

  1. I don't think I would be comfortable mixing prints on clothes yet! However, those bags are adorable!! & congrats on your award (:

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  2. I just can't do it...I've never been one to mix prints. It cracks me up though when I go to L.A. It seems the more mismatched and out there the outfit is, the more chic they think they are! I can't believe its time to set the clocks forward. How did that happen so fast? Hope you are doing well honey. Kori xoxo

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  3. OK so how come they can make these print on print looks work and when I try I look like one jumbled mess??? hahaha

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  4. Hi there! Just popping in to follow your blog! Hope you can come follow mine! Have a great day!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.com/

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  5. Oh everything is super cute! I wish I could pull off these looks as good as the models do! Those bags are so fun too! Have a great day love XOXO

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  6. Natasha- Girl, I thought the same thing! Everytime I try, it ends up looking like a trainwreck. I LOVE the way it looks on the models though. Sigh...if only I were 5' 10" and weighed 50 pounds, lol!

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  7. Girl, you are killing me with the bags!!
    xo
    Cat

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  8. very cute!!! thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  9. I loved every one of these looks:o) and yes the Juicy bag is incredible and I agree, you need to have it:o) happy wednesday!

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  10. The girl in red shirt is gorgeous. Btw, is it just me or is the photo of the girl in green looking a bit anorexic?

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  11. I really love the first look with black and white and blue so chic! xoxo

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  12. That would be pretty risky for me to try and pull off, but I like the looks on the models! I really like that heart bag too. :)

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  13. I used to stare at my closet and wonder what the "pattern" was until I discovered it was prints. Love them. And that's the beauty of them girls, they're not supposed to match...guarantee if you wear them confidently you will look rockin! xoe

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  14. i love every single look here. if only i can get away with it. marc jacobs tote is so cute, i want it.

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  15. I LOVe the bags... I just don't know if I could pull anything else off! Looks like I am not alone in thinking that right?!
    Happy Thursday... and you are right - can't believe how fast it is flying by!

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  16. I think it's a brave thing to mix and match pattern - it's surprising cute and stand out of the crowd is always a positive thing.

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