Hello, my dear friends! How do you feel about floral prints? Not my favorite kind of print, I have to admit. I love flowers, but I prefer to see them in a garden or in a vase. Sometimes, large scale or abstract floral prints do make their way to my wardrobe, even so I dare not mixing them and I avoid small flower prints like land mine.
Love it or not, floral prints, especially the smaller, realistic and dark ones, are dominating fall fashion. Contemporary design elements such as shoulder cut-outs, uneven hem, and the fly-outs, make the traditional prints edgy with a sense of mystery and romance. I am totally fascinated by all the floral prints I saw, I decided to face my fear and challenge myself to mix some florals. 🙂
The key to any kind of successful pattern mix is harmony. For floral prints, because of all the colors involved, it is advisable to find a common dominate color between the two prints and accentuate with accessories. In today’s outfit, I picked red for it is in both my blouse and my skirt, then used a red bag to bring out the color even more.
Mixing prints with different scales is another trick. Prints get super busy when you don’t know which one to focus, so one should be larger than the other but not too much. My blouse has relatively bigger prints and the overall style is oversized and attention-grabbing. By comparison, the skirt is more subtle but still has enough volume at the bottom to balance with the top.
If there is a shared design element between the mixing pieces, the entire outfit will look more harmonious. You might have noticed the big ruffles trim of both the blouse and the skirt. The overall look is more whimsical, sort of Victorian, because of them. Wearing a bejeweled choker necklace to seal the deal. That is another thing you will see lots this fall, covered neckline. ;D
Thank you so much for reading! Hope you like this outfit and will give floral print-mixing a try, too. See you in my next post!