Mixing our Prints with Camo
Now when I put together this plan for Sheela and Eve, to have fun with us wearing camo….there were no other prints involved besides the camouflage! But if you know Sheela, then you know how she is a Queen at mixing her prints. She remarked since I was pushing her boundaries with the colors, then she got to push mine with the addition of another print.
Quote of the day: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain.
And as a special insert, I’m featuring my lovely reader, Jude below (the same one that made me my silver sneakers —the DIY is here). She sent me a photo of her wearing camo—maybe I should have a guest reader on a regular basis?
For those of you, following me for awhile, then you know this mixing of prints is still a challenge for me. I have many hypotheses on why that is, but needless to say I keep trying it! For the three of us from my blog, I went with what many might consider easy print mixing. I paired my shorts with a neutral striped shirt, Nancy’s vertical striped pants are so subtle they almost look like a solid, and mom is wearing her other print far from the camo –on her feet!
If you missed the posts earlier in the week, then feel free to check them out now. We started by pairing our camo with a pastel (here) and then a bright color (here). Many of you may never have or want the camouflage print in your wardrobe—but hopefully you can still get some ideas on how an olive color print would work with different items in your closet from this series?
Eve of The World According to Eve: Now here’s how we should all approach print mixing—with creativity and total abandon! First, I always forget about putting a blouse under a dress in the first place. Then, the colors with these two prints remind me of our pastel pairing!!
Sheela of Sheela Writes: Check out how Sheela took that maxi dress and recreated it to be a midi length skirt! Did you see all the creations she made with this same “dress”? The first of our series she made a tunic out of it and in the last one she wore it as a maxi tied up on the side!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: This was my outfit that I wore to the same Lavender Festival that Nancy’s photos are from in the last post. It was a hot, hot day, but that usually means I need to cover up to protect from the sun! Gone are those days of sleeveless tanks when I know we’ll be hanging outside!
For my print mixing, I thought the light grey striped top might be neutral enough to go well with the camo print. Of course I couldn’t keep it all neutral, that’d be too boring! But I kept a little restraint with just a pink belt and pink bracelets!!
Shorts: Joe Fresh-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Olivia Moon-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: G.C.Shoes (similar here in nude)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in two colors)~~Earrings: (similar here with a red bead)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: So I had Nancy and mom both tie their shirts at their waist! I’ve always loved this look on women, and it’s so easy.
You can see in the closeup shot, that Nancy’s pants are like a seersucker print. I bet from far away you thought I was lying about her outfit involving print mixing!!
And aren’t her shoes fun? They look a little more yellow in these pictures, but in real life, I’d describe them a chartreuse! They have a tassel at the ends of the ties which we tied to the back!
Pants: Lee (similar here only 1 tan/striped left, but other colors too)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (here in other colors)~~Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here more fringe but cute!)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom isn’t the biggest fan of print mixing—although she’s not complaining about it as much when I style her in it lately!! I do think our eyes get used to different styles & colors after awhile.
In my opinion, I think the easiest way of adding an additional print is with your shoes and a shirt. They are far enough apart from each other, that they don’t compete for attention as much! And I tried to keep it subtle with a leopard print shoe. What do you think? Yes, no, maybe?
Mom’s tassel on her necklace she made herself with embroidery floss. I know we’ve styled it many times here on the blog, but I think the yellow is a great pop of color on so many outfits!!
Dress: Styleworks (similar here in a faux suede)~~Blouse: H&M (similar here)~~Shoes: LifeStride (similar here in a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here same colors, not as long)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Jude (my blogette): And now welcome Jude. She coined the term blogette, which she defines as a blogger wanna be!
Jude is wearing a camo skirt she picked up at Walmart at least 10 years ago. I realize it’s not in the theme of our camo with another print—but how fun to involve non-bloggers!! Jude says she tends to pair her camo with neutrals!!
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