How Your Scarf Can be used for a Fun Print Mixing Piece

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How Your Scarf Can be used for a Fun Print Mixing Piece

Quote of the day: “It’s not what you look at the matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

Let me just point out that print mixing doesn’t need to be scary or clownish! Having 2 or more prints in your outfit can look well planned and interesting! And I’ll walk you through how I varied all of our outfits to give you some great ideas!

Let’s start out by welcoming Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots again! The best thing about including other women in our themes, is that you can see all different kinds of interpretations!!

As your step by step foray into this print mixing, we started by incorporating our print shoes, here! Now we’ll work at the other end of the body, by adding a print scarf to our outfit. Just to keep it easy to get used to, I made sure that the print scarf was next to a solid shirt. The 3 of us then wore print pants for our other print!

Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots: Just look at how fabulously Jennie incorporates her print scarf in this photo!

Even though we didn’t plan it, she’s showing us exactly what I didn’t do—put the print scarf next to a print shirt! And doesn’t it look fantastic? Maybe you need to see the rest of the outfit? Then click over to her site and check it out—and let me know what you think!!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So one of the ways to use the print scarf is to have it match your print pants. That’s the first method with the scarf. My neck scarf has the same blues, greens & yellows that you see in my pants. You don’t have any print pants, you say?

Well, glory be and call me crazy!! You should! And no, they don’t make you look fat! It’s the cut and style of the pants that can do that. A print is actually an easy way to camouflage any lumps and bumps that you aren’t ready to advertise to the public! If you don’t believe me then ask Nancy. She actually has a couple pairs of print pants and wears them more than I thought she would! The ones I’m wearing here were heavily reduced in price a couple of years ago. But don’t worry, I found some inexpensive ones for you to check out here  and they aren’t super tight. If you prefer some wider legged pants, these are a great deal too!

The neck scarves are a trend that seem so perfect for any age group. They are like a lightweight fabric necklace and not very complicated to tie!! This one that I’m wearing was a gift from Sherry, who has worked with me for a year now on our collaborative stories! It was from a boutique in Seattle, but this one reminds me of it too! I linked to another similar one below; however, it’s a tad out of my price range!!

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Since there was so much brightness in my pants, I did keep it simple with my white sweater!

Many of you have told me that they can’t wear white anything because they spill on it too easily. And I get that! But have you all tried OxyClean? Seriously…I just used it on a wine spill on my shirt sleeve and it came out fabulously! So no more excuses about not wearing white.

However the truth of the matter is that your white will still get dingy and need replacing over time. That’s a fact and also why I don’t spend a ton on these items! So just in case you really could use a refresh on your white sweaters, here is one that would work perfectly! An updated version of this type of sweater could include one with the interesting sleeves, like this one! Or if it’s your cardigan that needs to be replaced, having one that is perforated like this one, will keep you warm yet give you some ventilation.

Mixing your Prints with Your Pants & a Scarf

I did try to coordinate my earrings and bracelet to the blues in the pants and scarf. I could have picked my turquoise jewelry, but I decided to wear other pieces instead!

The earrings were sent to me by a small boutique in Michigan who found me on Instagram. (Do you follow me on Instagram—I’d love it if you did! I try to post more than just my blog photos to make it somewhat interesting. And if you don’t have an account yet, just download the app and sign up!!) This boutique, called The Sugar Ribbon asked if I would show off one of their scarves (see it here) and then even sent me these earrings as an extra gift! Isn’t that so nice? Even though I usually wear longer earrings, it’s nice to have some bright colored studs especially for the times that I wear my hair up!

The bracelet is from Boho Betty and I do get a small commission if you order using my discount code. They only make bracelets, but their wrap ones can double as chokers too!! If you do want to get a bracelet from Boho Betty, make sure to type in jtouchofstyle for 20% off and then I get credit too!! And just so you know, I have a tab at the top of my site that lists any deals and discounts that my readers can get so you don’t spend more than you need to!  They don’t have this exact bracelet anymore although this one is the same style, just darker. Or there’s this one that is close!

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The hardest part of this outfit was picking out shoes. I didn’t want to be too matchy matchy with my teal shoes, but the white booties didn’t seem right either. Thus I ended up with my cognac booties.

The cognac color shoes are a great neutral that should work with most color schemes, in my opinion! I found these booties last year when I HAD to have a pair of peep toe booties for the spring time! Here’s a pair very similar but if you think peep toe booties are silly, then maybe you’d prefer perforated, like these? Of course with the warmer weather right around the corner, you could be itching to break out some sandals instead. In that case, I have you covered with these wedges or these espadrilles!

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Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Sweater: LOFT(similar here)~~Boots: Indigo Rd (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: c/o the Sugar Ribbon (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Another way to incorporate your print scarf with your print pants is for the items to coordinate. By this I mean, that the colors go together but not match per se! Like Nancy’s outfit below. Her scarf is a combination of blues & greens but a much lighter blue than her pants.

Let’s talk about this scarf of Nancy’s. Now she’ll tell you that she’s not very creative, but yet she actually dyed this scarf herself. Granted it was in a class  to learn how to dye items of clothing, but I think it turned out fabulous! And who in our age group doesn’t love tie dye? If you want your own scarf with said design, then here is one for you! Or I found a colorful bandana style here, or a longer version here! Nancy’s scarf is a longer, rectangle scarf, so for this outfit we rolled it loosely and wrapped it around her neck twice!

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We added the denim jacket over her white t-shirt, because it was still on the cool side when we were taking these pictures.

Do you have a denim jacket yet? They are the perfect jacket for casual days out when you need another layer! The nice thing is you don’t have to spend a ton on this item and there are many varieties. Varieties like the distressed version here, or a little embroidery detail here, or even some lace trim here! And even if you’re wearing a dress or skirt, this topper is making a comeback no matter what else you’re wearing.

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One of the styles I really enjoy seeing is layering your scarf over a necklace. This may seem like too much going on  in the front of your shirt if you’re a minimalist! But for those of us who think the opposite, it’s really about wearing more of what we have, right?

Besides, these accessories can be used to tie in the colors of the scarf since they don’t “match” the pants exactly! We grabbed a turquoise pendant and earrings to bring out the lighter blues from the scarf Nancy is wearing. And once again, I need to thank Jude for sending this pendant to Nancy. I know it was meant to be for keeping that one necklace in place in the middle of her chest, but it looked so perfect with this scarf, that we had to style it on a plain chain!!

Now if you’re like me you love the unstructured turquoise pieces that I’ve seen like this! I know it’s not exactly like Nancy’s necklace, so if that’s more your style then you might enjoy this one. The other option that I linked to below is one that is smaller and is a ladder pendant!

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So let me address the shoes in Nancy’s outfit right after we check out the pretty crocuses that we found in the neighborhood! It’s a sure sign of spring when the flowers start blooming! I went the safe route for this look and matched Nancy’s shoes with her pants! I thought that would make some of you feel more comfortable, am I right?

These lace up shoes are definitely a modern take on the ballet flat! Adding the laces makes the shoes so fun and interesting. If you agree then you would love these too! But they also come in every color imaginable like tan, silver, pink and even perforated! Being the shoeaholic that I am, I bought these shoes for both mom & Nancy so we could style an entire series around them last fall here, here & here.

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Pants: H&M (similar here these are a maternity version. Now don’t laugh. If you’re experiencing the middle age bump, then these could be perfect. If you don’t believe me, then listen to Julia here. But if you just can’t consider that, here’s another pair!)~~Jacket: Merona (similar here)~~Top: Casual Corner (similar here)~~Shoes: Sould Out (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: The last variety I had us showcase is to match the scarf to your shirt, but not the pants! Mom’s scarf brings out the purple from her shirt, yet her print pants are black and white.

So I have to tell a funny story about these pants! I know I should only make funnies about myself in my blog, but who doesn’t love snitching on their mother at times? My mom just bought these pants at a thrift store recently. And she showed them to me after she lengthened them. Because they were ankle length when she purchased them, and she knew I’d wanted her to keep them that way. Like I did when we purchased the ankle pants she wore here, here & here! I want her to keep them shorter because that’s a modern length and then we can show off her cool shoes. But she tells me that she doesn’t like to show her ankles! And as the smart ass daughter that I am, I tell her that doesn’t make sense since she still likes to wear skirts and dresses. LOL!

So the struggles of what mom wants and what her daughter wants her to wear continues…ha ha! If you don’t mind the ankle length pants, then I’ve heard nothing but good things about these! But if you side on my mom’s view, then here’s one option–a little louder in its print, but longer none the less. Truthfully, there are a ton more selections with the ankle or cropped length pants available right now.

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This gorgeous scarf is one that my mom made from leftover material. This is one of her favorite tricks to use up the material that is remaining when she shortens dresses, skirts or tops!

Therefore, her scarf is quite the original. Just like a couple I found shopping. There’s a site called The Real Real that is an online consignment shop for higher ends brands. That’s where this scarf is available or even this one. What that means, is there is only one like it available, but, they have some beautiful items! I linked to one below that has many in stock in case these sell out before this post goes live!

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It’s just not an outfit without some jewelry, but we did try to keep it relatively simple since we had two prints in the outfit already.

I even let mom wear bracelets on both wrists. There are really some fun bracelets available right now. The beaded ones are everywhere, like this one, or if you like pretty stones, there are the Bourbon and Boweties ones that are so stunning (and that one is even on sale)!! On mom’s other wrist we went with a simple silver one that has a little glitter like this one!

Mom’s purple top is a basic t-shirt. If you’re a solid colored, t-shirt kind of girl, then a scarf is the perfect way to add in some pizzazz, I think! For example you buy this shirt that is less than $10 and add your scarf to it, and voila—you look like you planned your outfit for days! Another reason you might love wearing the scarf, would be like my mom does. To cover a neckline that you might consider too revealing (like this) or a neckline that’s not revealing enough (like this)! See? There is no end to the solutions for which a scarf can be used!

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And even though we talked about the lace up shoes with Nancy’s outfit, I still want to touch on mom’s version for two reasons. One because we matched her shoes to her top instead of her pants.

Not that one is better than another, but it’s another way to put together your outfit. So I’ve given you not only 3 ways to wear your print scarf with your print pants, I’ve also shown 3 different variations in the selection of shoes. My shoes were a neutral color, Nancy’s shoes matched her pants, and mom’s shoes matched her shirt!

The other reason I wanted to spend a moment on mom’s shoes even though they are similar to Nancy’s is because they are a different height of heel. I love that my mom still loves her heels, and I’m sure she’s not the only older woman out there that does. Besides, we all know that shoes are a girls best friend, so you should consider some of the different styles of lace up heels that are out there. Of course, I’ll show you a couple to get the juices flowing, like these in a sandal version or here with a chunky heel!

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Pants: Merona-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Acorn (similar here)~~Shoes: Calico (similar here)~~Scarf: Mom made it (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

So what do you think? You’ll try this method of print mixing, right?

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I wanted to include more print pants for your viewing pleasure. I’m not lying when I say that I think they are fabulous for any age, size or budget, and here’s the proof:

  • Love the pants! The pants you are wearing Jodie are so cute and fun!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Stephanie!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Thanks Jody for taking the time to post this at the Senior Salon. You know that scarves are my very best favorite accessory!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thank you for always hosting, Bernadette!!

  • Each of these scarves are quite pretty and I like that you tied them all differently. I am admiring all of the bold printed pants y’all are wearing! Such great colors and fun choices. Each of you are wearing such fabulous shoes, too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jennie!!
      I am surprised that both mom & Nancy have printed pants in their closet—but I’m sure I had a hand in that too–ha ha!

  • I love to use scarves to do some pattern mixing! All your looks are great! And you are right, your pants’ print does remind me of my “loud green” pants!

    Have a great week!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!! Scarves have been such a fun accessory to me lately!! I wonder why it took me 50 years to figure it out?? Ha ha!

  • I like all of the printed trousers here. The bracelet is lovely that your wearing Jodie, matches in perfectly with your outfit xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!
      My bracelet is my ode to matching!! 🙂

  • I love your pants, Jodie! Haha, and I hear you, OxiClean is a lifesaver. It’s managed to save just about every item of white clothing I have. I really love their gel stain stick! You all look so lovely in this post – and the pattern mixing is perfection!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks LIndsey!! I might have to buy that gel stain stick—I only have the powder!!

  • donnanance

    Love all these outfits! Thanks for endorsing the scarf-over-necklace styling. I did this one day and was afraid it was too much, but it actually looked good. Can you believe a lot of gals are afraid to wear scarves? “I don’t know how to tie them” is the frequent lament. Back in the mid to late 80’s scarves were huge. Scarf parties which included accessories to style them were the big deal in my neck of the woods.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have a queue of ideas…and one of them is the scarf & necklace together because I do think it’s a fabulous look!! Maybe when I get around to scheduling it, you’ll join us?? (If so, email me and I’ll put a note in to remind me).
      I think I understand why people say that with scarves…but I really think it’s like anything. The more you do it, the easier it gets, right? ( I mean, think how long it used to take to tie our shoes when we were kids…LOL).

  • I’m lovin’ Nancy’s again. It’s the denim jacket that clinched it for me.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Don’t you love the denim jackets, Leanne? We’ll be doing a series on them hopefully soon!! 🙂

  • Dawn Lucy

    You 4 are making me want to get out my spring scarves! Thanks for the inspo! Happy Easter to you all. Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!


    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, of course you should get out your spring scarves, Dawn!! Tis the season, right?

  • Thanks for showcasing patterned pants (trousers) – you all look fab in them and I’m now keen to get a pair. The scarves are lovely and Charlotte’s shoes are fantastic. I don’t wear heels any higher and I’d happily wear them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks tons Gail!
      I do think they are making heels that are way more comfortable lately!! The chunky heels rock!!

  • Wow, Jodie, the pants in this post are so fabulous! I love a great pair of printed pants. And you, of course, know m love for scarves! Such an easy way to mix patterns is with a scarf. You all look amazing, as usual!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Shelbee!! Prints are becoming my favorite–in all avenues!!

  • I love all the outfits. I especially like the shoes you choose for each one. Love those booties!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Donna!!

  • You all did this so well! A scarf can add just the right touch of print!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy!!

  • IN Holland scarves are very popular and worn with most outfits I do like how you have used contrasting prints! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Catie!!
      I forgot to tell you, but I love the redesign of your blog!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    You all have such pretty and different patterned pants. Patterned pants is something I haven’t ventured into yet, probably because I am afraid about how I’d style them and I think adding a scarf and more neutral top really does work well! I really like the boots you selected for yours and are your mom and Cindy sharing similar shoes! I would have assumed they were the same pair if you hadn’t mentioned the heel length!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!!
      I remember my first pair of print pants about 4 years ago..I thought I was being so wild! But it’s funny how we get so used to certain things, because I don’t think twice about them now!! You’ll have to get an inexpensive pair, and see if it’s the same for you!!

  • I love the addition of the scarf! What a fun way to add another print!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks, Liz!!

  • three great looks. I kept looking at the neck kerchief look but I always hesitate to try it, not sure why. Maybe you will be my inspiration

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think when I first saw them, the neck kerchief looked a lot like a stewardess outfit. But I have to admit, I’m a huge fan now. They are lighter weight, yet the color helps my complexion (usually)!

  • I never liked scarves before but as so many things I doen t like, I like them now by seeing them on other bloggers! But I havn t tried it yet! But I van see it just adds something more.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I rarely wore scarves before blogging, Nancy. I think i just wasn’t comfortable on how to wear them “right”. But now? They are so fun to me!! You might just have to try one?? 🙂

  • Love printed scarves and loved all these looks.

    Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!
      Happy Easter!

  • This will be on my list to try this week! Looking great, ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Elle!! It’s easy!! 🙂

  • I love a good print clash and also adore some matchy matchy.

    About to hit scarf season here the k goodness!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I bet you’re the best print clasher Kimba!! And what a fun way to say it!!
      Thanks for chiming in!!

  • writeofthemiddle

    I love scarves! We can only wear them in winter here as it’s too hot and humid during summer. I don’t own any patterned pants. I’m a shortie so tend to go with block colours with fashion as much as possible to give me the illusion of height! You all look fantastic! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I hear what you’re saying Min! But you know, that all 3 of us are short…Nancy (the 60’s model ) comes in at 5’0″! I’m 5’2″ & my mom (the 70’s model) is 5’4″.
      My mom always talks about trying to look taller and we laugh that there’s no way once you meet me in person, that you’re going to think I’m tall!! And then all my tall friends don’t want to look that tall…..are we funny or what?

  • Kathy Marris

    I’m looking forward to wearing some patterned scarves during our Winter. I have never thought of pattern mixing, but now I can see how well it works. Thanks for sharing. You all look fab! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You should definitely try it, Kathy! It is much easier than you think!!

  • I love a good scarf – I’m on holiday in Bangkok & just bought another jewel bright thai silk scarf that I’ll have some fun with at home. Love those cognac booties too. Thanks for linking up with login’ life. #teamLovin’Life

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re just like my mom—she always buys scarves & jewelry on vaca!! They are the perfect souvenirs!!

  • Scarves are so much fun to wear! I love wearing them all year whether it’s to keep cozy or like you did here using it as a way to bring in more color or a pattern!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Arent’ they just perfect?? Thanks for chiming in, Ruth!

  • Sue Loncaric

    I love scarves Jodie anytime of the year. They can really add to a plain outfit can’t they? I’ve shared on my ST60 & Beyond FB page. 🙂

  • Ophelia Tang

    The concept of your blog is so cool! You gals really are fashionistas!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ophelia!!

  • I love all the pants! I just uploaded a Zara haul and there I showed my summer uniform. It consisted of green, white and blue pants that are oh so comfy.
    Great post!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s fun to have interesting pants instead of just denim sometimes, right?
      Thanks for chiming in Alina!!

  • Every time I try to wear a scarf it ends up slung over a shoulder in some odd way. The smaller scarves seem easier, but even so, i don’t have the knack.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are singing to the choir, Carol!! It’s only been in these last 2 years that I feel more comfortable with scarves—and I’m sure it’s only because I’ve worn them more. It’s probably like everything—practice makes it easier???

  • I’m loving all these little scarves I’m seeing. And yes what a great way to print mix!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, I love all of these outfits. I would expect you to wear something with yellow in it and it looks lovely. Nancy’s looks so chic and modern and your Mom’s has that classic vibe that I expect. Love the color combinations and the print scarves are a perfect way to mix with out being overwhelmed. Lovely looks, ladies! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      I am surprised how sometimes with a print scarf, you don’t even realize that you’re mixing prints!!

  • Love your printed pants Jodie! You all look chic with your scarves. Scarves are such a fashionable accessory. I also use them for pattern mixing, a safe way not to look like I got dressed in the dark.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      LOL—that’s a perfect way to describe it Carmen!!

  • I love your color combos, ladies! So perfect for Spring!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo—you’re always so positive and I love that!! 🙂

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Your Mom’s scarf is fantastic. How lovely it looks with the pants and how wonderful to be able to use up scraps of material in such a fashionable manner.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t my mom the queen of using up what she has?? Between scarves and flower pins, she rarely throws much away!! 🙂

  • PetiteOver40

    Seeing Nancy pose next to those crocuses was the perfect thing for this post because you all look so ready for Spring in these outfits!

    Oh! And like your mom, I often wear lightweight scarves in summer to cover my neck/chest, but it’s usually to help keep the sun off. Even with sunscreen I have found that area to be particularly prone to sunburn or other heat-related issues. (I’ve told you how I don’t like being hot and neither does my skin!) So–I love this post for all the ideas I can use this summer when I want to look fresh and bright but still stay protected!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny because in my head when I think of spring, I think lightweight fabrics and warm weather. But ha ha—that’s not the reality at all. You would think I would realize this by now, right?
      This is why I love the scarves—they aren’t super warm, but enough to get me through the “spring”!! But I am persistent in thinking it’s warm outside—heck, I even have on sandals today!! (of course I’m a little chilly, but will I put on other shoes? No!!)

  • Kelly M

    Love your blog, it is actually absolutely fantastic. Great starting quote by Henry David Thoreau. You are quite the gem! I love mixing and matching all sorts of patterns. You clearly do as well 🙂

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelly–that was such a wonderful comment to read from you!

  • AngeliePangilinan

    I love styling scarves too! They go well on almost all kinds of outfits! 🙂

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right Angelie!! Thanks for chiming in!!

  • ohhh my just found your site and absolutely adore it!!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Mahryska!! I can’t wait to check out your site!!

  • thats so cute!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Hadas!!

  • Ohh I haven’t worn my printed pants in a while. I suppose I should pull them out now that I have all this inspiration.

    And as a lover of white, I can attest that it is such a struggle to keep things white without destroying them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I just discovered OxyClean. I mean I’ve had it for ages, but I don’t think I realized how great it works!! I just spilled red wine on the sleeve of a shirt & jacket—and presto—after 15 minutes in the oxyclean & water—it was good as new. I might just have to use this all the time on my whites!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Scarfs are such a great accessory to change a goto look.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they fabulous, Nicole? Thanks for chiming in!!

  • Lesley Watson

    Great post Jodie. This is one of your best. I LOVE scarfs and have a ton of them I wear often. Charlotte’s idea to make scarfs from scraps is terrific. Thanks for more wonderful ideas

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous that you’re a scarf lover also Lesley!! They really are so much fun—now that I feel more at ease with them. They used to confuse me….

  • Hi Jodie, I love alll of the scarves, such pretty colors and loving your mom’s shoes too. Lovely job with all of the pattern mixing, this is one way I like to do it as well.
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think this is an approachable way to mix prints! In fact, I was looking back at old photos and I see that I even did this method at the beginning of my blogging journey—funny!!

  • I absolutely adore all these scarves! Jennie’s is so chic and love that Nancy dyed hers. So much inspiration with this post Jodie!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re a fan of scarves, right, Kathrine? They can just add so much fun with so little effort!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Karen

    Love the print pants – the ones in the link you posted are beautiful too! Such a smart way to hide things you don’t want to show! I’m glad they are back in style because I’ve always loved print pants like these! The lace-up shoes are fabulous! Your scarf is beautiful and I love how it pulls the colors out of the pants. Styling Nancy’s scarf with the longer necklace is just a genius idea, adds so much interest. And your mom!! Making a scarf from leftover fabric, what a great idea, and a beautiful new piece! This is such an understated yet current way to try pattern mixing, and it really works in all of your outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Karen!!
      I do wonder why print pants went out of style—because they are so functional!!
      I was just telling Julia how adding in a print scarf is something I’ve even done before I thought about print mixing!! So it must be somewhat easier for us newbies!!
      Thanks again for being such a great supporter. If you ever want to join in again…just email me!!

  • This is such a smart way to start pattern mixing. You don’t have to be crazy and wild with it. You and Jennie do a really nice mix, subtle but stylish! And your mom’s shoes! Ack! I love them! Ugh, I’m so tempted! Julia

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!!
      The funny thing about using a scarf for another print, is I bet lots of us have done it and not realized it!! I only say that because I was looking back at some of the blog photos from the beginning and I saw that I styled a print scarf with another print piece!! Funny, huh??
      Aren’t mom’s shoes so fabulous? She bought them years ago from a catalog—shocking, right?

  • Rosanna Penner-Sauereisen

    I don’t do a lot of pattern mixing, but I think that you all look very lovely. Stopping over from the Women with Intention Link-up. Thanks for being my neighbor today.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for stopping by Rosanna!
      I know the mixing prints in our clothing can feel way too out there! But luckily it is only clothing, and so it’s easy to change!! 🙂

  • Mireille

    I haven’t tried pattern mixing but this is one way I could start with! You all look lovely!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      This is totally easy Mireille!! And I bet once you start mixing your prints, you’ll realize that it’s no big deal. Not that I do it every day, but I try to think about it more often now!! And if friends are laughing–then I figure that they needed the comical relief..ha ha!

  • Kirsten Wick

    Yay to pattern mixing, I’m all in which you probably know by now. I think it’s so fun and makes an outfit so interesting. You’re all looking fab. A scarf can be a great starting point if you’re not entirely sure how to mix prints and then you can take it from there. You’ll get more confident along the way. Love, Kirsten

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is funny how our perspective changes over time, right, Kirsten??
      I thought I’d never wear prints together, and now look at us!!
      You are quite the inspiration, and I think that’s what makes it easier too!! Seeing others wearing it and realizing how fun it is!!