Let's Mix It Up!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Let's talk about pattern mixing today! How do you feel about it? Honestly before fashion blogging, I would've NEVER mixed patterns. I just thought that was a "fashion no-no rule", that was not to be broken. But thanks to blogging, I think it's pretty cool now!

Do you mix it up? Has blogging changed your mind about mixing patterns? Models Ling Ling Kong and Sung Hee posed in the 2012 May Issue of Vogue China. The fashion editorial is entitled "Prints Rule". Tell me your thoughts!

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Mica said...

Love the fun pattern mixing in this editorial! :)

I'm easing into pattern mixing - something that can go very wrong easily so I stick to similar or complementary colours and minimal prints.


Little Rus said...

Really like the editorial - the models are so beautiful! Personally, I don't mix. I hardly ever wear patterns, but when I do it's either on top or the bottom, never both and never mixed. Just not my thing, I guess. :)

Cara said...

It's funny, I never thought about pattern mixing before blogging either, and I'm still working on incorporating it into my own wardrobe. I like how this spread combined big and small prints together.

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TheTinyHeart said...

I too used to be so scared of pattern mixing but now I love it! Have a great Tuesday, Kim!

The Tiny Heart

Lynn said...

I love the concept of mixing patterns. This is something that I am trying to build more into my summer wardrobe. Great post!


Teresa said...

i know how you feel.. blogging has open my mind to try daring styles like mixing patterns! i'm still struggling with extreme mixes like circles and stripes :/ haha but i can see the beauty in it looking at your pictures ;)


Jessica said...

hmm pattern mixing? im too chicken hehe

songbird said...

i used to mis prints..but now actually i have moved away consciously from all that..i love these prints though a lot!

Diva In Me said...

I love prints! I find them interesting but I'm just not good with floral prints =( I don't know why. I like the thick eyeliners on the 1st picture too! =D

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love pattern mixing, it's always so fun and I'm glad it's back in again with a vengeance!

xo Mary Jo

MOSAMUSE said...

LOVE this shoot!! beautiful girls!


Mommalicious! said...

you have to be very brave to try one of these looks!!! lol... but i think that some of it does work! :)

Anya adores said...

Love their hair - and the clothes :) So fun!
Glad to have you back - xxo

Lana Hunt said...

AH! This spread is fantastic. I JUST tried pattern mixing for the first time... and I think it turned out pretty well ;)



Sarah Stright said...

I don't generally do a whole lot of pattern mixing but I always adore stripes and polka dots. But since the majority of my wardrobe is solid, not a whole lot going on there :)

Sarah said...

Ooh I love how these people mix patterns! I used to when I was younger, but I haven't for a while. Maybe I should get back into it.

Glad to hear you're ok! xo


Giovanna said...

Loving this entire editorial! I want all the pieces!!


Mrs C ♥ said...

I've tried it but certainly not in bold prints like these! First of all I don't even really have many big, bright, bold prints so mixing them together hasn't happened. The trend still scares me a little but I really like it on other people!

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

Love the eye make up on this girls, I've always wondered if it's only doable in asian eyes cause it never looks like that on me.

Elle Sees said...

I need to be braver about pattern mixing!!!

Sam said...

Hi sweetheart, how have you been, sorry for being so absent...my blogger dashboard hasn't been updating :( No idea whats wrong. Onto this amazing editorial...I wish I could rock this! Pattern mixing is so bold and interesting, I would like to try it out sometime.

Le blog de Gwen & Seg said...

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XX, Gwen


Anne said...

Love the photos you have shown Kim! I haven't really tried it myself to be honest although the last photo mix of stripes and pattern looks appealing:)

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I love the way they wear mixed patterns. Unfortunately I don't think I have the ability to make it work haha.

Laura said...

Great editorial Kim! Fashion blogging has introduced me to lots of different ideas - I never would have considered clashing prints before either!

Fashionista622 said...

Hi Kim,
I'm bringing out my confetti...why? Because YOU'RE BACK!!!!

You were so missed the days you weren't blogging. So welcome back darling. Pattern mixing I'm still trying to warm up to on a personal level but I really like the examples you've used here. Very well done. :)

Thanks for the blog comment and visit sweets and thanks for co-signing on my post. SJP sure broke my heart with that "LHP" gown.




Tiffany said...

Pattern mixing is so much fun! I really love the look in that last photo!

Stela said...

I love the mixing patterns look! I love wearing a striped shirt with my floral skirt! I mainly mix floral and stripes.

april said...

i used to think they same thing kim..now i love the pattern mixing too

Lyosha said...

pattern mixed are not the most simple way to rock outfit but it definitely is one of the funnest. thanks for exmaples, dear!

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Head to Toe Chic said...

I love mixing patterns! I definitely wouldn't have done it before blogging though.

CottonCandyINK said...

i love the new trend of mixing patterns, when done right ;-)

Heather said...

LOVE THIS! Pattern mixing is something wonderful I've only discovered since blogging.... LOVE LOVE LOVE!


Kirstin Marie said...

I like how well these patterns are mixed. I, myself, do not think I could do it.

Jax said...

I'm not a huge fan of fashion mixing. It's too busy for me...but it's rocking on these outfits ;)

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

For a while I would NEVER mix patterns either. I was always a very matchy dresser, but it definitely grew on me. This editorial is a great example of how great it can look though! As long as you can do it successfully. Great post, lady! xx


Nelah said...

Kim: long time no see but I am glad you took a little break to enjoy yourself and spend time with you mama on her birthday.

These pattern mixing looks fun. I am not very adventurous when it comes to wearing prints, let alone one piece at a time. I think if done right an end result will look good.

karin said...

I love this editorial so much!!! The models and the clothes are just perfect. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!! I wish you the best.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

Tarah and the City said...

Hi Kim,
I always dared to try new things but, mixing patterns is a really hot trend right now. I love these images.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Tarah and the City

Thrifted Shift said...

Well, these models have been styled beautifully and they look marvelous in their mixed patterns. Humans like me with no stylists have a harder time. I think I did ok when I tried it with similar colors, but the last attempt was laughable. I don't really think it's for me, but I appreciate it on others!

sepatuholic said...

Very nice mix up pattern, love it! Its so inspirational.... I shall check out my closet and see what I can do...

Tere Ávila said...

wow! amazing editorial, i really love all the pieces!

nice to meet your blog!


UnA said...

lovely prints and patterns :)

Thanks for your visit dear

erica marie said...

I've always loved mixing patterns, I think it makes everything just a bit more interesting...Loving that orange/white outfit...beautiful. Thanks for the pretty inspiration Kim!

xo erica

oomph. said...

I like it. I wish I had more prints to actually mix, tho, aside from stripes and florals!


The Dainty Dolls House said...

I like it. But, I guess it has to be the right patterns or it would annoy me to wear, haha!! But, I love these, they are gorgeous!! The last one is something I would definitely wear ;))Marvelous!! I do remember when it was a no no and people would look at you strange if you did it, good to see it's catching on - us creative ones were doing it long time ago, haha!! ;) xx

Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

hello, my friend! welcome back! so good to have the bubbly kim back and blogging again. :) you were missed. :)

i used to be afraid of mixing patterns... but absolutely love it now. love these pics! i love seeing a variety of ethnic editorials on your blog. :)

have a great day, my friend.


Lindsay said...

Welcome back! I wish I was bold enough to pattern mix. You know me though. I'll stick with solids!

Jacqueline said...

It is very cool! But I don't know if I am brave enough to pull them off!



Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I never would have thought of pattern mixing too, but it works!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Fashion Wrap Up said...

I love the concept of mixed prints! With the right silhouettes and colors combo the look can definitely be a standout statement!

This editorial is really well done!

Xo - Christy

Nico Saich said...

Kim I was in the same boat as you... i thought mixing prints was just weird! Now I love it and am so glad I tried this styling option because all of my printed items can be worn with even more options than before. Also I LOVE vogue china


Laura Go said...

I totally LOVE pattern mixing, Kim! I wish I would do it more, but I don't have very many patterns in my closet... Gotta fix that soon. That last picture is fabulous! I love her sunnies.

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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I've never ever thought about mixing patterns before. I'm still not good at it but love it on others.