Create28 ~ Mixing Patterns

Last year I was head over heels in love with mixing patterns. This was not a crush but full on deeply in love. As I think back, I’m fairly confident I rarely left the house unless I had some type of mixing going on. My mixing wasn’t subtle either in was big and bold. Well, at least I think it was big and bold. What do you think?

pattern mixing dotsMy boldness only went so far though. I felt more comfortable staying in the same family color.

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This year my mixing is more subtle and relaxed. It’s as though I worked through my teenage stage and now have settled into who I am and my style. I’m still a lover of leopard {and Texas} and I especially like this bold version which mixing easily with the subtle marbled sweater.


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Friends, pattern mixing doesn’t have to be big, bold and bright. It can be small, soft and subtle. Try to mix your patterns with similar sizes and complimentary colors. If it is intimidating then for sure stick in the same color family.

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At the end of the day if I had to choose which pattern mixing I like the best and would most often it would be {hands down} this year look. It’s not overworked. It’s more laid back and casual which fits my style and lifestyle. This look I could wear to work and on weekends. Yes, my work is that casual.

Remember when you’re putting a look together it needs to fit you. That means your style, color palette, personality and lifestyle. This year’s look says exactly that about me.

Tomorrow Whitney’s up with a look featuring Fair Isle. Can’t wait to see it! Hope you’ll stop back and don’t forget to check out looks on Instagram. Add yours with #create28winterlooks.

Week 2

Where you’ll find me linking up.

  • I love the little pop of color from your shoes in the second outfit! And I really love the polka dots!! The leopard Texas top is so cute!
    • The leopard TX is my fave of course!
  • Love the outfits. I was just sitting here thinking of what I was going to wear this morning....polka dots it is!
    • Yay! I have always loved polka dots!
  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    That Texas tee in the leopard pattern is so fun! I can go crazy with my pattern mixing sometimes, too, but I agree... I enjoy wearing the outfit more if its done in a more subtle way. Carrie
    • We are thinking alike lady!
  • Jen
    I love this look! the subtle pattern mixing is perfect. I especially love that long cardigan. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at the Fashionably Employed weekly link up next Monday! Jen
  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love how you mix pattern and stay in the color family. It looks very stylish
    • Thank you, Nicole! I kinda like to stay in the same color family.
  • You are the queen of pattern mixing! I love the leopard Texas tshirt - so cute!
    • LOL! I've toned it down a bit and feel more in my own skin by doing just that.
  • I love both your bold mixes and this more subtle one. That tee is adorable too! Also, I LOVE that sweater--it is so cozy looking!
    • Thank you, Shea! Some of my favorite pieces for sure.
  • betty
    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop
    • Thank you for hosting!
  • Dawn Lucy
    PAttern mixing perfection, Carrie! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & happy Valentine's Day! OXOX Dawn Lucy
  • I adore pattern mixing! You do it so well! Becky bybmg
  • I love the extra the brown in the t-shirt goes with the booties and pulls-out the brown watch! Great look :)
  • you are the pattern mixing queen!!! I need more polka dots in my life! Simply Shaunacey