Tuesday 28 May 2013


Yesterday's taboo is today's trend...... A few years ago, it would have been frowned upon if you wore two different prints at the same time, and it was generally perceived as a mismatch. That very taboo has now become a trend much liked by myself, although it took a while to get use to slipping into the idea. If you are in doubt, the best way to do it, is by carefully laying out your outfit on a flat surface, and using your discretion, judging it from different viewpoints. Some prints still clash with a vengeance, while others just seem to blend together like a rainbow's colours gently fusing into one another. Stripes seem to blend in with any other print as long as it is not a patent clash of stripes requiring the viewer to wear spectacles to deflect the print! Animal print also seems to work well with stripes. The match below undermines all rules, but considering the fact that "trends' make otherwise mismatched ideas, agreeable, I decided to combine the lace print pants and striped jacket. In my view, this is a great harmonious mismatch! One should also not be afraid to introduce a third colour to break up the monotony of your palette. Come on girls, experiment to find your perfect match!

Trench coat - www.martvisser.nl
Pants - H & M
Top - Woolworths
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins
Bowler Bag - River Island


  1. I have never tried mixed prints so far but your styling is fabulous, Nicolene. It blends in so well, the colour combination is fantastic and it doesn't look like "mixed prints" but like a perfect ensemble.
    I looked at those trousers in the shop again and again and really like them!

    Lady of Style

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  2. What a gorgeous mix of prints Nicolene !! Love so much this look !!
    thanks for you sweet comment :)

    XX Luba

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  3. Ooh, I like how you've mixed here, very nice! You've kept some cohesion to the outfit with the limited color palette. I love everything here!

  4. I love the way you have put together these prints!! Great mix and match!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  5. Before I started mixing different prints together last year, I have never thought it would match. I think its a question of how good you master to blend in the pattern and not overload it with too many colours and make it look bussy. You did such an excellent job of that ensemble, it blends in perfectly and used the right amount of mustard colour. Very elegant and sophisticated Nicolene. And what a great accessoire your brought from the Netherlands with this striped coat, hmmmm so in love with it :-)