Pattern Mixing – The Glassofglam Way
Admittedly, I’m not really a ‘pattern mixing’ gal. I tend to stick with a print and a solid. I actually looked through my archives, and there was no obvious pattern mixing to be seen. In my current pregnant state, I’m not trying to wear anything too loud because my situation is already pretty enormous, haha! What I mean is, I don’t want to draw too much attention to myself. I keep reading stories about strangers asking to touch a pregnant woman’s belly and I’m totally freaked out by that. How rude! Better to avoid that from happening by keeping it low key.
When it comes to style risks, I typically enjoy mixing colors that wouldn’t normally go together. So today’s post is a bit out of my comfort zone. But that’s okay!
I know that when you mix patterns, it is best to start by pairing a simple, smaller pattern with a larger one and to keep everything within the same color family. Which is why I took some baby steps and wore stripes with this fun fruity Furla bag. The color palette I chose is loud and bright, and perfect for ringing in a gorgeous Chicago Spring.
Magnificent 8 – Pattern Mixing Edition
The Magnificent 8 is back, and we’re styling our own take on mixing patterns!. We styled bathing suits in July, distressed denim in October, Activewear in January, and we’re back with a springy theme!
The Magnificent 8 is a collaboration among 8 stylish women from every decade of life (teens all the way up to 80s!) showcasing our style one generation at a time. And I’m representing the 30-somethings! The mission of our collaboration is to show you just how ageless style is, how we can each dress however we’d like and in ways that make us feel fabulous. There are no age restrictions on style. So wear what you want, when you want, add a smile, and strut your style with confidence. And be sure to check out all 8 of these amazing gals! We will be sharing these posts on a quarterly basis…so be sure to check back in July for the next post in our series.
Head to the blogs below to see each stylish woman’s take on mixing patterns! My bright and colorful pattern mixing is pretty simple, and I’m sure everyone else has creative takes that I wouldn’t have though of myself.
Grace of Graceful Rags is representing teenagers.
Michelle of Michelle’s Pa(i)ge is representing the 20-somethings.
Roxanne of Glass of Glam is representing the 30-somethings.
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge is representing the 40-somethings.
Rena of Fine Whatever is representing the 50-somethings.
Eugenia of Age of Grace is representing the 60-somethings.
Nancy of Jodie’s Touch of Style is representing the 70-somethings.
And Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style is representing the 80-somethings.
You certainly can’t put a number on style!