Mixing Patterns

Happy FriYAY! I’ve been on a “rule breaking” kick lately – and today’s outfit plays with mixing patterns to really switch things up!

I am so happy the weekend is here. We have made a few plans for Mother’s Day and then Monday, we are taking Andi to Disney!  I think she is going to explode when we meet Mickey.  The last time we took her to Disney she was starting to get sick, so she didn’t really get to enjoy it.

I’m featuring two opposing patterns today so I am featuring this skirt that I picked up from Chicwish a few weeks ago.  The fabric feels amazing, almost like neoprene.  I love Chicwish because I can always find something for any occasion, and at a reasonable price.

Let’s be honest: zigzag is a busy and bold pattern. Busy doesn’t always mean bad, though, as I think it adds a lot of classic style to this outfit – especially with such thin stripes. Usually, I’d go for a plain black top, maybe with long sleeves or a high neck, to balance out how big and flowy the skirt is. Not today, though!

zigzag skirt mixing patterns

This top has two things going for it, which makes mixing the patterns here so easy. One, it has a similar pattern – but it’s not quite zigzag like the skirt is. Two, the pattern isn’t two contrasting colors (like black and white). I find that the fact that this is an all white top and that the pattern is made up of almost sheer material makes it the perfect piece to pair with the skirt.

If you’re going to be mixing patterns in your outfit, keep in mind that you don’t want to put two bold patterns near each other. Keep one of the items more toned down that the other to get the ultimate seamless look!

mixing patterns celine luggage tote

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Mother’s Day!

xx Niki

Skirt: Chicwish ℅ | Top: Chicwish ℅ | Heels: Christian Louboutin similar here Sunglasses: Karen Walker similar here | Bracelet: Michael Kors | Lips: MAC Snob |


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