October 8, 2012 - Easy Outfits, Style

Stripes + Animal Print

Inspired by this fabulous print mixing post by the mother/daughter duo over at H&K Style Journey, I decided to take a baby step into the trend today.  I’m not a fashion risk-taker and admit to being a little too “matchy-matchy” with some of my past outfit choices.  But this trend looks like a lot of fun so I thought, why the heck not?

This shirt and these jeans have been paired up before but usually with my black loafers.  Yawn, boring.  The animal print flats are so much more fun and unexpected.   I’m really digging stripes with animal print.  

This outfit screams for something red, don’t you think? I found this necklace that I bought two years ago on an anniversary trip to Mexico. My hubby and I traipsed all over Playa del Carmen until I found it. Guess how many times I’ve worn it since then? Two, including today. I’m not sure why, I’ve always loved it.

These poor leopard print flats get worn out. They just happen to go with everything!

[Shirt: Target, Jeans: Old Navy, Watch: New York and Company, Earrings: Target, Shoes: Target]

It’s Your Turn:  Are you on board with the mixing patterns trend?  What’s your favorite way to mix it up?

Tell me in the comments! 

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  • Love the animal print shoes!

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Katie! They get a lot of wear. 🙂

  • Love this look, Alison! What a great way to dip a toe into pattern mixing. It’s fun isn’t it? It has opened a whole wide world of remixing opportunities for me. Happy Monday!!! ~Sarah

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Sarah! It definitely puts your wardrobe in a whole new light. The possibilities are endless, if I can just get brave enough. 🙂

  • Super cute look, I love stripes and leopard together, and it completely dresses up a casual chic jeans outfit! Found you via Amber’s Real Girl Glam linkup 🙂

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  • Great combination! Love the outfit 🙂


  • I’m totally on board with print mixing! And I love that you’ve done it so simplistically so that anyone could try it! 🙂 Found you via the RGG link up!
    Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

  • Love this look! Stripes and leopard has to be our favorite way to pattern mix. It’s a nice way to do the trend in small doses without looking like a crazy lady 🙂 Thanks for the shout out!

    Heather & Kayla

    • PrettyOn

      Thank YOU for the inspiration!

  • Absolutely darling! I was just telling my friend I need more stripes in my life..and apparently more animal print, too!

    • PrettyOn

      Thanks Amanda! You just can’t have enough stripes or animal print.

  • CC

    Love it! Great way to dip your toes (literally!) into a trend. I always like these looks more than the over the top print mixing anyway. 🙂

    • PrettyOn

      LOL! Yes, it is. Thanks for stopping by!

  • LOVE the pop of colour with the B&W stripes! I love leopard too 🙂

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

  • Love this simple style with bold accessories. Very well put together!
    Stopping by from WIWW.

  • Doing the pattern mixing thing today too. Love the way you have done your hair too – so cute. Thanks for joining up with WW :o)

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