Monday, July 25, 2016

Pattern Mixing - Ted Baker Culottes

I am all for pattern mixing as long as the scales of the prints complement each other well. For me there are no particular rules that I follow when mixing prints. I do tend to not mix the same type of prints together for example a floral print paired with another floral print. I like to give the eye a break and keep the patterns flowing nicely and when you use the same type of patterns or prints it can be too much of a good thing. Overall I think the key to achieving a mixed print outfit that is pleasing to the eye is making sure that all of the prints are in the same color family that way you do not end up looking like a fashion mishap.


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Pattern Mixing by latoyacl featuring engraved glasses  

Dolce & Gabanna Striped Knit T-shirt (Buy Here) 
Ted Baker Milinda Forget Me Not Culottes (Buy Here) 
Prada Cat Eye Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
Stella & Dot Nolita Small Crossbody - Raffia Fringe (Buy Here) 
Acne Studios White Dorsay Madea Flats (Buy Here) 

For today's outfit of the day I am featuring a pair of Ted Baker culottes with an amazing print. Since the culottes feature a large scale floral print I decided to temper it's sweetness with a striped pattern shirt. I added a raffia fringe bag, cat eye sunglasses and dorsay flats for an easy and chic ensemble that would be perfect for work, the weekend or on an exotic vacation. 

Culottes

Culottes are a big trend this summer and the right fit is key. So you may have to try on a few pairs before you find the right ones for you. Luckily so many designers have featured them in their collections that a wide range of options at different price points are available to choose from.  

If you are loving the culottes trend this summer here are a few more options!



My 7 Favorite Culottes For Summer  www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Alice & You (Buy Here)
My 7 Favorite Culottes For Summer  www.toyastales.blogspot.com
B. Young (Buy Here)
My 7 Favorite Culottes For Summer  www.toyastales.blogspot.com
A S By Anna Smith (Buy Here)
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Express (Buy Here)
My 7 Favorite Culottes For Summer  www.toyastales.blogspot.com
Do & Be (Buy Here)
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Forever 21 (Buy Here)




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26 comments:

  1. This is pattern mixing at its finest! One of my favorite print combos are stripes and florals, they look SO good together! I agree with what you mentioned about keeping the colors in the same color family, it really does help to create a nice cohesive and blended look! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you Jalisa! Well we all know I like stripes but I also like when they are paired with florals. They seem to complement each other so well.

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  2. I've tried a few pair of culottes and they are just not made for me, my legs look disproportionate with it. On another note, I am happy to see more fashion brands are featuring models with different sizes, maybe one day ALL fashion brands will follow suit.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Well we will keep our fingers crossed that all brands will recognize that all women no matter what shape and size deserve the same fashion options.

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  3. I have a feeling i've said this many times before, but you really do have a great eye for fashion selections! Your culottes picks are lovely and I adore the Prada sunglasses!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Lancome and Elizabeth Arden Beauty Giveaway! |x

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle. Ever since I was a wee little one I have been obsessed with fashion. My driving force was to find anything that my mother didn't like growing up but it opened my eyes to what was out there and how fashion could tell a story.

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  4. What a cool outfit. I would actually wear all of these pieces. The Ted Baker culottes with the stripes really are a perfect combo.
    /Madison x FASHION TALES

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    1. Thank you Madison! I aim to please. I just loved the Ted baker culottes because of the bold floral print. They really grab your attention.

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    1. Thank you! This outfit does a provide a certain amount of ease and comfort while still staying on trend.

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  6. Great insight on mixing prints! I'm loving the culottes. The floral prints are so unique and fun. Awesome picks for culottes--the style and fabrics can definitely match any girl. Have an awesome day gf!xx


    www.prettyweirdbombshell.com

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    1. Culottes can be tricky but if you find the right pair they are a cool addition to any wardrobe.

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  7. Great outfit ideas <3


    http://notforordinary.blogspot.com/

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  8. cool print combination on the first set

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    1. Thank you I love a great mix of prints!

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    1. I do too! Mixing prints is a great way to add visual interest to your wardrobe.

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  10. I´d be up for the color mixing, but I am too chicken to wear culottes.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I can understand why. The task can be daunting trying to find the perfect pair, but there is a pair that works for everyone. It may be easier to test the waters with a pair that features a narrower leg such as the Express pair above.

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  11. Your ensemble is nice. I like how you've put it all together. I also like A S By Anna Smith.

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    1. Thank you Toinette. The A S by Anna Smith pair are so super cute too. I like how they styled with the off the shoulder top it was a great way to balance the look.

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