mixing prints

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On the rare day, I will choose to add a touch of sartorial excitement by mixing prints. To allow for a more cohesive match, the two prints have common colors (i.e. green). By choosing a more detailed, small floral print along with a larger print of camo, the two complement one another. Pairing two smaller prints or two very similar prints can sometimes be too visually “busy.” I like the cut-out neck detail of this blouse, which breaks up the print for a more balanced look.

To keep the focus on the prints, I paired them with dark skinny denim tucked into metallic boots. These boots…I have been stomping around in them all fall, winter, and spring. They have a subtle Western flair that match the country feel of the flowy blouse. The metallic finish dresses up outfits while the reasonable heel allows for a perfectly comfortable height. These boots make the almost-too-sweet spring dress a bit grittier and effortlessly pair with black denim, a loose tee, and a leather jacket. Talk about a #closetMVP.

What are your weekend plans? I am going to finally make some progress in decluttering and organizing aka Project Closet Clear-out. Follow along here. Wishing everyone a purposeful weekend!

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Top: AEO  Jeans: Old Navy  Jacket: Forever21  Boots: Steve Madden

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