Pattern Mixing Challenge: Same color family

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When: Friday September 3, 2010

Floral dress: Forever XXI
Jean jacket: ? (Panama)
Plaid pumps: Walmart
Brown Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Max

Where: Planned some really special plans for the Labor day weekend!

One of the most popular tips i have heard regarding pattern mixing is that both patterns should be in the same "color family". Taking that advice in mind, I thought of this floral and plaid pattern combination! Since both the plaid pumps and the floral dress are mostly red and white, they look like they belong together!
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A tip for those who aren't too sure on where to start when it comes to pattern mixing, why don't you try mixing a patterned shoe with a patterned top or dress? It's a simple and subtle way of mixing patterns without looking overwhelming.

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this floral dress:
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  1. The mary-janes are adorable!

    <3, natasha

  2. So very cute. I love your simple pattern mixing. (: I had those shoes until I decided to paint them black and cut the straps off, haha! <3

  3. I do love pattern mixing! and the floral dress is adorable.

    I really love the outfit when you layered it under a skirt.

    Chic on the Cheap

  4. Ahhh! This is perfection. One of my favorite ways to mix patterns is with shoes. I love it and you look FANTASTIC!!!

  5. oh, I love this! The plaid shoes are just perfect. What a fun little surprise on your feet. Hope you had fun in Jersey.


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