Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Style Guide: How to Mix Camo and Stripes



Mixing standard prints can always be less intimidating, but what happens when it comes to the unusual pairing of prints? Over some time I've become a fan of pairing different prints, it has become a little bit of an art for me. I try to keep it simple when mixing bolder prints, you never want to over state your look. Simple key pieces like nude shoes, blue jeans, and a simple handbag can make a whole look cohesive. 

When throwing this look together I wanted to be playful yet have a sophisticated feel to it, even if this was a weekend look for me. I especially wanted to look put together since this is what I wore to view a potential wedding venue, don't need them thinking that the future bride to be is a hot mess. To keep the look young and fun I paired it up with funky jewelry pieces that were courtesy of Ann Taylor and my favorite sparkle heel booties from H&M. I always like the hint of surprises. I kept everything else simple with classic accessories, American Eagle white watch and simple blue jeans. You can pair your favorite weekend bag with this look, it especially looks great with a small cross body bag. Since I needed to bring some extra stuff with me I used my favorite new tote bag from Lodinatt.

Jacket: Old Navy (mens)
Shirt: H&M
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: H&M (old)
Watch: American Eagle
Bracelets: c/o Ann Taylor
Bag: c/o Lodinatt

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

The great thing about this look is that sure it relaxed for the weekend but you can also wear it to the office on your casual Fridays. Or even traveling for the Holidays. 

What do you think of this mix?

23 comments:

  1. very nice outfit ! :))
    love the way you mix the prints <3

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  2. LOVE this!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  3. Very nice! I need to work on mixing more prints but I like the green against the navy :)

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  4. Love it! I just love the stripes + army duo!

    Xoxo from Peru

    Sole
    www.eldiariodepinkchick.com

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  5. wow, love the way you layered those accessories and paired the camo with stripes! amazing outfit and your hair is gorgeous :) if you enjoy my blog too, would you like to follow each other? xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute outfit!
    Loving the current camo trend!
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    S xx

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  7. Great items! I love your outfit!
    Amazing blog by the way, keep it up!

    XO

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  8. There are SO many things to love about this outfit! I'm such a big fan of pairing stripes with camo or army green. You look fab :)

    -Ash

    Pursuit of Shoes

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  9. Amazing post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!

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    xoxo

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  10. This combo works really well and looks great on you!
    xx
    M.
    http://www.mesvoyagesaparis.com/

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  11. LOVE that camo jacket and the watch! Such a cute outfit! www.fashionifancy.com

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  12. Mixing camo and stripes have been a combination on my mind, but I haven't done it yet. You pull it off marvelously! Plus, you have gorgeous hair! :)

    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  13. Nice combo! beautiful Outfit!

    Nora
    http://chicismicis.wordpress.com

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  14. Camo and stripes? Impeccable combination! :)
    You always seem to mix patterns with such an effortless air.
    I could use a few tips and pointers! haha

    As far as your comment on l'esthetique is concerned. Thank you.
    Thank you a thousand times over. Heather, your thoughtful words truly are at the core of why I love blogging.
    You always take time to make me feel special - and that means more to me than you could ever know!

    Hope you have an amazing weekend, love.

    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  15. Are your shoes sparkly??? They're so cool!!

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  16. I love the cammo!(:

    xo,
    http://mariachloes.blogspot.com/

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  17. I want everything :) Its all great and looks stunning on you, beauty <3


    Do you like to follow each other? I would follow straight back on gfc and bloglovin <3

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  18. i love the camo jkacket, you look extremly good withit <3

    want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

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  19. Great look, love the mix of prints!
    I adore your blog, would you like to follow each other?
    km-iamyou.blogspot.com.au
    xx.

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