Print Mixing 2 (Texture)

Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

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.

Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

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)

Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

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)

Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women. Print Mixing for the 50, 60 & 70 year old women.

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)

Is this a trend you’ll try or pass? Links with 52 Pick Me Up (Beige)Throwback Thursday Fashion, Party at my Place, What I Wore to Work, Spotlight Weekly, Fabulous FridayFun Fashion Friday, Fashion FridayWeekend Blog HopTop of the WorldPowers the Flowers, oh hey, Friday! , Passion4Fashion, Friday’s Fashions, Flashback Fashion Friday, Casual Friday, Friday’s Favorites, Weekend Wear, Friday Frivolity, Fashion Friday (Mummy’s got Style), Fabulous Friday, Thursday Style Finds, LinkPartywithOsy, iwillwearwhatilike, Hat Attack & Thursday Fashion Files

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Here’s some textured shirts you could use to layer over or under your existing shirts:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Jodie’s is my favorite, though I like all. Huge fan of white eyelet – so feminine and fresh. Makes a wonderful textural layering piece.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!!

  • I love all three outfits. Once again, I think you all nailed the print mixing (or texture mixing) perfectly. Baby steps are good if you are not entirely comfortable with the trend. But you ladies are looking fantastic as usual! Plus, you are never too old to try a new trend and break all the rules! Ask Catherine! #iwillwearwhatilike

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re absolutely right Shelbee! We should keep young by trying new things whether that be intellectually, physically, or fashionally (ok—I know that’s not a real word…that’s why my husband hates playing scrabble with me!).
      I appreciate your comment!

  • Love the boots in the first image – I am on hunt for that type of footwear to highlight in one of my thrifted ensembles.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hi Tami—I just got these boots after I decided I needed them for the fringe series. Of course when I went shopping for them, there weren’t many at the stores—thankfully DSW did have this one pair! I have seen them advertised at Forever 21 ( and JCPenney’s ( for even less!! Thanks for reading!!

  • The Style Crone

    I have enjoyed print mixing since starting my blog. There’s so many experts out there who do it so well, and it’s always fun to try something new.

    You wear your hat with great style! Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Really, it’s thanks to you Judith, for getting me to wear more hats! I always want to be part of your party—so I’m conscious about trying to wear one now and then!!

  • Love the shoes and as I am a knitter too, the vest is a given and you are in a hat…..WooHoo!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re a knitter? I want to see your fun projects!! I just came back from my biannual knitting retreat in the mountains—it’s such a fun time!
      I love hats…I just forget to wear them much—it’s my new resolution!

      • Jodi, if you are on Ravelry, my page is at: Also my page on my blog labeled “Made It Myself at:
        has all the articles I’ve written on my knitting, dying, spinning and
        sewing projects. Also included are some class descriptions that I have
        taught along the way. It’s always nice to find someone else who loves
        fashion and the fiber arts too!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thank you so much Terri—I added you to my friends. Here’s mine:
          I’m not very good at putting my projects on ravelry anymore (the blog seems to take up most of my time, you know?), but this is a good reminder to get on it! I think ravelry is such a great resource—especially if you want to use a pattern and someone gives some tips or concerns about it!!
          What a great idea to have a blog especially for your projects. I do take a picture of all of my finished projects and keep them in a book—it’s so fun to go through and remember the ones that I’ve given away (and laugh at the ones that didn’t quite turn out)!!

  • LOVE the looks you created! I know I always gush, but I think you have a really solid style sense. Your hat and shoes are so fun too! (I’m a total hat girl…. I need one like that!!) You chose some great pieces to highlight via the ads too… hoppin over to check those out! 😉

    #FridayFrivolity — pinning and tweeting!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sarah!!, I love it when you gush!!
      I just got this hat recently at DSW for only $11—I love it!!!

  • Laura

    Mixing texture and a print is such a great way to ‘mini’ print mix. I absolutely love the look of the textured vest and red top together!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What a great way to describe it—-mini print mix!! I’m so going to use that Laura!!!

  • love the mix of print and texture. you all look amazing, especially you Jodie. thanks for sharing your inspiration on the Powers the Flower linkup.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I always feel that print mixing gives me more mileage out of my clothes. Looking fab as always ladies!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re probably right, Alice. Then you’re not limited to only pairing your prints with solids…of course I just need more practice!!

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Nice outfit suggestions.

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    Loving your bravery! It really is fun to mix prints once you get started and creates so many more combinations for our wardrobe.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      One could say brave or one could say crazy….ha ha!!

  • sue

    Hi Jodie! I’m not sure I’m brave enough to mix prints but after reading your post I might just give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration. Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hey Sue—-you’re singing to the choir—I rationalized for months that I have enough solids to pair with my prints—I don’t need to try every trend!
      And I certainly won’t do it every day.
      But I will admit to getting a little “bored” with my wardrobe…and this possibility has given me a little splash of fun!
      Thanks for reading and letting me know what you think!

  • I love to mix prints and textures! All of these looks are perfect!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!!

  • Anna Parkes

    Jodie, the print mixing can be addictive as you say. It’s more instinctive and needs less thought than you think. I just let the colours lead me x
    Anna x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the cheerleading Anna—I’m sure (like anything) it’ll be a process (a fun one at that)!!

  • Stefanie Meier

    how adorable (: happy weekend
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stefanie!

  • Love these looks!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jaymie! Happy Weekend!

  • I love print mixing! You all did this well. That vest is great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!! Happy Weekend!!!

  • All of you shine here in these textured outfits. I have to admit, I’m from the “older generation” and yes, matching prints was not even considered. Solids with a print, now that worked. I still have trouble dressing like you have here for myself. But, love to see others in it. Funny how we get stuck in those old ways.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’ve hit the nail on the head Michelle—it’s so hard to get “unstuck”—you should hear my mom comment every time we put together outfits on how she’d never consider the ensembles!
      And it took me over a year of seeing others do it before I was really brave enough to try it myself—but now it’s really fun!
      The funny thing is my “normal” friends probably don’t even notice since fashion isn’t on their radar!! It’s more for me!

  • I’m so glad you dedicated a whole post to textural prints — people rarely consider that combining different textures qualifies as print mixing (and it’s so easy to do). All of the outfits are lovely, but I would wear that last outfit today! Excellent post!

    – Liz @ Downtown Demure

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz—I do think it’s almost the easiest way to start mixing prints, and then I started to wonder if it really constitutes as the real thing?
      I eyelet is one of those perfect items in which to use in this endeavor…and perfect for spring & summer!!

  • Great styling. I love print mixing and using different textures. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma—-have a great weekend!!

  • Anna Parkes

    Nancy’s blue on blue print clash gets my vote today. I also love her cute bejewelled pumps. Keep with the clashing, it’s such fun!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna—I’ll tell Nancy she should wear this together more!
      The whole print mixing is quite addictive once you get started—-maybe because it’s more of a challenge?

  • RedTagChicLA

    YOu’re a whiz at prints mixing! Come check out my latest collab with EXPRESS and let me know what you think of the romper! Have a lovely weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rebecca…I appreciate the vote of confidence!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Everyone is looking great! Yes, it is fun to color outside the lines! I certainly grew up with all those rules too. When I first started seeing print mixing, I was horrified. LOL. Hey us old dogs can still learn new tricks … lots of new tricks! 😉

    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are so right Dawn…it’s good to learn and grow!! You described my reaction perfectly—horrified at first. Isn’t it so interesting, how our perception changes?

  • I never thought about print mixing using texture! You go girl!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe it’s not a real thing? Maybe I just made it up? (That would be just like me –ha ha!!)

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Great combinations again! Keep it coming! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!!
      You’ll see more this weekend…we’ll see how you like it—I tried to amp it up a bit??

  • PetiteOver40

    You know what’s cool? Your outfits are so well put together that I didn’t think about the fact you were wearing different prints! Sure, the post is all about mixing prints, but as I scrolled down, I noticed that I was seeing the whole outfit and how everything went so well together, not taking notice that there were two prints side-by-side. I’d say that’s a pretty good measure of your success here. Had the prints stood out and clashed, I would have noticed them, but in this case, the whole look just worked really well! You are inspiring me!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well don’t you know how to make a girl feel good? ( Just wait until Saturday’s post—they kinda clash in that one…ha ha)
      But I think texture is pretty much what you are saying….you may notice it, but it’s not so in your face as a visual “print”.
      It’s a good way to start experimenting, I think!!
      And really, Sherry—thanks for always making me feel so good!!

  • I really enjoyed the two posts you did on print mixing! I think that print mixing is underused! You look great!

    Michelle ||

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle—I really want to start doing it more now—I think it’s quite addictive…maybe because it is underused and thus more unique??

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Well, now I have confirmation that you have impeccable taste in fashion (cuz you DO!) with that quote from Princess Di! I feel the same about mixing prints, that old-school no-no raises its sad little fashion head. Your outfit looks incredible!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How funny you are Terri!!
      So the question is: are you going to try mixing prints? My mom keeps exclaiming that she wasn’t taught this way of styling—-and I keep telling her she’s smart enough to flow with the times!!