All Together Now: Mixing & Matching Color And Prints

 

IMG_3322-1.jpgThe Look:

Top: Forever 21 Maxi Wrap Coat (Now 10% Off); Banana Republic Painterly Top (Now 40% Off)

Bottom: WHBM White Skinny Ankle Jeans (Old); Similar here; Also love these here

Shoe: Banana Republic Adelia T-Strap Pump (Limited Sizes); Also love this one here

Bag Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Leopard Print Crossbody (Old); Similar here and here

The Look For Less:

Top: Forever 21 Maxi Wrap Coat (Great Price On This Item – Unable To Locate A Similar Item For Less); Scuba Knit Top; Also like this one here

Bottom: The Limited 678 Skinny Ankle Jean (Now 30% Off); Also like this one here (Now 20% OFF)

Shoe: Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy IMG_3323.jpgPointed Toe Pump (Buy 1 Get 1 For $10)

Bag: Shirley Leopard Print Crossbody

Well, last week I played with a pop of color, this week on Monday, I played with a pop of print, and in today’s post, I’m putting it all together by mixing and matching color and prints.  Now, for most of us, it’s easy to get in the habit of playing it safe and sticking with colors we’re most comfortable with, and staying away from prints altogether for one reason or another.  Mixing a pop of color with prints in one outfit may seem like a challenge for some, but here are four quick tips to get you mixing it up in no time.

1.  Choose one piece to build a color palette around, and go from there.  In this outfit, the mustard yellow wrap coat was the starting piece, and the rest of the color palette and outfit pieces were coordinated from there.

2.  Be sure the pieces in your outfit are in colors that compliment each other.  In this look, the black and white top was a piece used to compliment the wrap coat, and the additional pop of print with the leopard bag included colors that IMG_3320-1.jpgwork well with the wrap coat also.

3.  Combine prints that have one color in common.  In this outfit, the black in the top and the black tones in the leopard bag were the common print color.

4.  Balance the pop of color with a neutral or basic color strategically placed in the outfit to pull it all together.  In this pairing, the white jeans act as a neutralizer for the prints and color in the outfit, and the black shoes add another grounding point to finish off the look.  Also, the leopard print bag can easily be considered a neutral.

This was a fun outfit to put together.  If you are looking for a very lightweight wrap coat for a pop of color, this Forever 21 Maxi Wrap Coat is perfect.  It can be belted or worn open as pictured.  I plan to wear it with a dress, and skirt also.  It’s a great purchase for the price.  I love the black and white top from Banana Republic.  It has a boxy fit, so it is so easy and comfortable to wear with skinny jeans, a skirt and shorts.  It has been sold out previously online, but is now available again.  Everyone needs a good pair of white jeans, and it is pretty hard to go wrong with any white jean you select.  The t-strap Banana Republic pumps are IMG_3321.jpgone of my favorites.  They can be easily worn with jeans, dress pants, a dress or a skirt.  They have been in high demand, so limited sizes are available, but there are a few good alternative options provided.

If you’ve ever been hesitant about mixing pops of color and prints, I hope these tips will help you get more comfortable with mixing it up.

To learn more about the pieces in this look or less expensive/alternative pieces, click the links above in the “The Look,” and “The Look For Less” sections at the beginning of this post.  You can also visit the shop fashion page here.

Also, be sure to check out the Shop Sales and Promotions page here.  New partner sales and promotions have recently been added, and they may help you save a little on your spring and summer shopping.

IMG_3319.jpgHave a wonderful weekend!

Happy Easter!

14 Comments

  1. Rena
    April 3, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    You are awesome! So much info that helps one to get her style on! I love following your blog and fashion suggestions . You bring it on.

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 3, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      Rena,

      Thank you for your comment! I am so happy I can help. I appreciate you visiting my bog!

  2. Jackie'O
    April 3, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    your looks, your info and your blog rocks!!! Love color; soft and bright.

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 3, 2015 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you Jackie’O for your comment and for continuing to visit my blog!! I really like the color of the wrap coat too. Perfect for a spring wardrobe refresher.

  3. Shannon
    April 3, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Wow!!! You keep doing it again and again, and I am officially a fan!! Love this outfit, you put it together perfectly. The colors work amazing together, and I want the entire outfit. Great look!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 3, 2015 / 11:18 pm

      Thank you Shannon for your very nice comments! Glad you are a fan, and so happy you continue to visit my blog. Please continue to come back often.

  4. Jennifer
    April 3, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Awesome look! Love the way you style your outfits, and I really love your blog. My sister sent me the link to your site, and I keep coming back to see your outfits. Bought a couple of things already, and I’m shopping again today :-), Can’t wait to see what’s next!

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 3, 2015 / 11:21 pm

      Jennifer,

      I really appreciate your comment, and please thank your sister for me for referring you to my blog! I’m happy you keep coming back to visit. I truly appreciate your support!

  5. Karen
    April 3, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    You look amazing as always! Love this outfit, Another perfect look!

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 3, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you very much Karen!!

  6. templeofbeauty
    April 4, 2015 / 7:14 am

    I love the colors of your outfit and especially this coat. AMAZING, everything is so fresh and springy. gorgeous!

    xx Z&G

    http://www.temple-of-beauty.com

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 4, 2015 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment and for visiting my blog! All the best!

    • Lulu With Grace
      April 14, 2015 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you Courtney! I have enjoyed wearing the coat a lot! All the best!

      XO
      Kristi

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