Pattern Mixing With Floral Print and Spots + Style With a Smile Link Up

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

I’m not always very adventurous with mixing prints but I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone. I’m certainly not short of inspiration from my fellow bloggers; it was Jennie’s fabulous mix of prints which gave me the idea of pattern mixing with floral print and spots this week.

The dots are so small that you can only really see them close up, making it a much more versatile print than one with larger dots.

You may remember that I mentioned in last week’s link up post how I bought a bundle of heavily discounted Finery items from Secret Sales – which included these trousers. The cut and fabric are great, just what I expected from Finery. The dots are so small that you can only really see them close up, making it a much more versatile print than one with larger dots. The perforated leather of the sandals mirrors the micro dot print of the trousers, while the chunky heels and contrast velcro ankle straps give the look a more modern edge than classic court shoes. It may be hard to believe, but these vertiginous Jaeger beauties are actually quite comfortable. They hug my feet perfectly, with absolutely no slipping.

To add another modern twist to the outfit I chose a backpack instead of a handbag. This grey faux leather backpack from Ooh Accessories is big enough to carry all of my essentials for work, and is also really useful for days out when I’m doing a lot of walking around. When Isobel was a baby I only ever used a backpack because I needed both hands free at all times. It’s quite liberating to not have to carry a bag on one arm. You can also put more weight in them than crossbody bags without getting a sore shoulder.

The floral print crossover top is quite old now but still one of my favourites. It’s soft and stretchy, and has a very flattering deep V neck and a side tie to accentuate the waist. The pink and red in the print brings just enough colour to the outfit without over complicating it. My beautiful Gardenia Akoya pearl and cubic zirconia necklace from Eternal Collection seems made for this top.

I’ve been featured in IFB’s Links à la Mode!

In other news, my post about finding the perfect pink coat was featured in IFB’s Links à la Mode last week – you can see all the other featured bloggers below. Also, I’m very excited about some upcoming collaborations…so watch this space!

Do you love to mix prints? If so, what’s your favourite combination? Let me know in the comments and share what you’ve been wearing in the link up!

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

pattern mixing with floral print and spots Ooh accessories backpack

Finery trousers | Kaliko top | Ooh Accessories backpack c/o | Jaeger sandals | Eternal Collection necklace | Pia ring | Joe’s sunglasses

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Links à la Mode, April 20th


 

Linking up with: #iwillwearwhatilike, Turning Heads TuesdayVisible MondayShoe and TellConfident TwosdayThursday Fashion FilesWearable WednesdayBrilliant Blog PostsMidweek InspirationsCelebrating StyleThe Pleated PoppyTina’s Pink Friday Link UpOn Mondays We Link-UpFlashback Fashion FridaysFun Fashion FridaysFabulous FridayA Labour of FashionTop of the World StyleFancy FridayJaymie AshcraftHello MondayColor and GraceThe Weekly Style Edit

 

*Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links meaning I may earn a small amount if you click on them, which goes towards the running costs of the blog. I was gifted the backpack in exchange for a review. All opinions are completely honest and unbiased. 

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35 Comments

  1. April 25, 2017 / 10:23 am

    For someone who doesn’t mix patterns very often, you sure do it well! This is a super outfit, I love the top with those micro dot trousers. AND THE SHOOOOOOOOES!!!! I adore those. Thank you for hosting, beautiful. xx

  2. April 25, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Emma, this is a fabulous mix of tiny dots and floral! Two of my favorite patterns to combine. And those shoes are absolutely stunning! See the great things that happen outside of your comfort zone!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • April 25, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      Thanks Shelbee! I need to push myself out of that comfort zone more often 😉

  3. April 25, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I love this outfit – especially your trousers

  4. April 25, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    This is such a pretty pattern mix! Love your wrap top! Congrats on your feature in IFB!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  5. April 25, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I love the mixed prints! And your bag looks almost lavender with this outfit!

    Congrats on being features on Links A La Mode! SO EXCITING!!!

    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  6. April 25, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Looks fabulous, very daring for me to even think about pattern mixing, but maybe I should give it a go!
    Lovely top, I can see that paired with so many different bottoms. Thanks for hosting the link up Emma. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • May 3, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Thanks Jacqui! I’ve eased myself into pattern mixing gently with the tiny dots…I’ll go for something bolder next time 🙂

  7. April 25, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I love the small polka dot print on the pants, it really makes it work well with the floral top! Such a darling outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  8. April 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

    I love the mixture of prints here – I’m a huge fan of polka dots and think they look fab with other prints. You’ve got the mix spot on here (no pun intended!!)
    😉
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  9. April 26, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    I am so glad to have inspired you a bit, Emma. This is a wonderful pattern mix and I love those cute trousers. However, I am dying over those Amazing shoes!

    • May 3, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thanks Jennie! I love finding inspiration from my fellow bloggers and you have such great style!

  10. April 26, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    That top is fab on you and I love the mixed prints!

  11. April 26, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Jennie is such an inspiration when it comes to pattern mixing, she manages to put the brightest of hues together and make everything look so effortless 🙂 and I don’t think you’re too far off yourself, Emma. Your outfit is a lovely mix of prints, and in my fave colours too xoxo

    • May 3, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Thanks so much Sheela! I’m so glad you popped over and linked up 🙂

  12. April 27, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Love this whole look. I want your heels!

  13. April 29, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great pattern mix! What a great look! I love the top and your sandals!

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