Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pattern

A mix of 2 floral prints of the same color

If you have been following my posts on color, I think the same levels of difficulty apply to pattern.  Go to my "Color and Pattern" pages for examples which I group into 3:


  • Easiest~same color, same pattern group
  • Harder~different colors, same pattern or vice-versa
  • Most difficult~different colors, different patterns

In some ways, its harder for us baby-boomers to mix patterns.  I mean, we were brought up not to mix polka-dots and stripes.  AND we can look a little crazy at our age

So I won't double-dare you this week to go out of your comfort zone and do a most difficult pattern mix-up.  But maybe you can just think about it???

Oh, and for any of you that emailed me photos, please resend them as I lost all my email from last week.  Again, my email address link is here:  email.

Hi to Patti and all over at Visible Monday!



34 comments:

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    1. Thanks Kim and I am a new follower on your site!

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  2. You look so pretty in this photo, Paula...and I agree with all of your points. Thanks for all the advice for those of us who need it!

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    1. .I'm no expert tho Pam! these were all trial and error and still learning. just IMHO

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  3. You're so right about having to shake off our early training, Paula. We were told not to wear black with navy, for heaven's sake! : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  4. What a great jacket!
    I have a difficult time mixing patterns. Usually one pattern piece with solids to compliment...
    I'm thinking....

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    1. I have to admit, its not easy. And I tire of it from time to time. but it does extend your wardrobe!

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  5. You're tiny so this short printed jacket looks very cute on you. I have to be careful with patterns. I thrifted one patterned blazer, but that didn't work out so well and I had to re-donate it. I'm so glad those old rules are being lifted from us baby boomers though.

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    1. Dont give up yet though! Prints are very subjective. I stay away from florals now--graphic prints are less trouble!
      I'm all for no rules!

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  6. Loved the way you mixed these two patterns. That jacket is so pretty.

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  7. Hi Paula!

    My mom was daring , i was brought up in a rebellious household !
    So mixing and being crazy is a must for me, well you already know right?

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  8. Love your jacket!!
    Funny thing I have no fear of pattern mixing--guess it comes from art school background and making quilts.
    In fact-- I'm pattern mixing today--black pinstripe trousers, dark orange T and a jacket that looks like it has multi-color fireworks or asters all over it!

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    1. Meno~I can relate---I have the art school and quilt background too, and even though I wasnt afraid, there were a lot of pattern mixes I JUST DIDNT LIKE! and it wasnt in style until recently too!

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  9. Thanks for the visit. I am following too! ^_^

    Kim, USA

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  10. What a fun outfit! I've had fun mixing prints with a common color theme, but haven't dared to mix patterns AND colors. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. Hey if nothing else, it'll extend your wardrobe!

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  11. I think that outfit looks fantastic. Mixing patterns is definitely challenging but you do it so well!

    http://lazymazei.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the blouse peeking out from the jacket. Beautiful colors.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I think the coat is made of wool :)

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  14. An astute post, as usual. Flipping through a "Lucky" magazine this month, I was taken aback at the complete dominance mixed patterns had for spring. Not just mixed patterns, but layer and layers of them. I don't try it often, but the first step is thinking about it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. OMG my most favorite Lucky eva!!! Loved all the color and the pattern...I feel a Lucky post coming on!
      Try it its fun!

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  15. Paula! nice to meet you! i'm you newest follower. i found you via Patti's post featuring your link. i love finding more and more fashionistas that are closer to my age. i made a big deal over at Patti's regarding that silly survey someone did. LOL.

    i focus on fashion via thrifting and how it works for me. come see? thank you.

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  16. oh good grief, why can't i type you and your correctly when i type them. sheeeeshey

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  17. I'm so happy that you are back to inspire with color and pattern mixing. I need the seeds to be planted! Toss those early rules out the door. The jacket and your smile are radiant!

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    1. Thanks Judith and something you do as well!

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  18. nice suit jacket! :)

    http://fashionrelationship.wordpress.com/

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  19. Hi! Nice to discover your blog. I'm a boomer too and love to read and blog about fashion...come visit me! I like your style and your philosophy!

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