Mixed Prints for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Textures
Quote of the day: “I don’t go by the rule book. . . I lead from the heart, not the head.” Princess Diana
After the reactions I received from my models & husband, maybe this print mixing thing is harder for the older generations? It could be a throwback from all of those “rules” that were preached to us about what to wear and what not to wear? But haven’t we learned that it’s more fun to color outside the lines and break the rules? So I’m continuing the print mixing theme in this post, by teaming together “prints”, one of which is more textural than visual. This is another way to take your first baby steps into this theme. Now you may ask, why even try this, when my solids work just fine with my prints? It’s a good question, but I think once you try it—you’ll like it. We started the journey by using our black & white pieces (here). There are many bloggers who excel at this technique (I named a couple of my faves in my last post). Catherine even wrote a fabulous post about it here.
50’s Outfit: I bought this vest many years ago mainly because I am a lover of yarn and knitting. It’s a fiber lover’s dream!
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Vest: Sao Paulo (similar here)~~Top: Gap (similar here)~~Boots: Indigo rd. (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Hat: D & Y (similar here)
60’s Outfit: Nancy’s shirt is a little more than just a textural print, since it has light blue & medium blue in it—but hey, we’re mixing prints, so it’s all good!
Capris: Fabrizio- Gianni (similar here)~~Opened Blouse: Chicos (similar here in other colors)~~Top Under: Cable & Gauge (similar here)~~Shoes: Etienne Aigner (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
70’s Outfit: White eyelet is a perfect shirt to layer over another print—maybe you’ve already done this and didn’t even realize you were print mixing?!
Jeans: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here)~~Shirt Unbuttoned: Liz Wear (similar here)~~T-Shirt: Croft & Barrow (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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Some photography by Kari Strand Photography
Here’s some textured shirts you could use to layer over or under your existing shirts: