Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress + link up

April 30, 2019

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress, Topshop straw crab motif bag

I’ve been back from holiday just over a week, and while it’s lovely to be home I can’t help wishing I was still there…just a little bit. Not having to go to work, prepare any meals or drive anywhere is rather addictive. Back to reality though, and I’ve only just finished unpacking and handwashing my swimwear.

If you’re apprehensive about pattern clashing, this is an easy way to do it…because it’s already done for you!

I previously wore this dress for our wedding anniversary lunch last year and I’ve been waiting for another occasion to wear it ever since. No better excuse than a holiday to get out the glad rags, right? I didn’t take it when I went to Barbados in October because it’s just too hot in the evenings for long sleeves, but Turkey in Spring is much cooler.

I would never have thought to pair these two prints together, but it’s a great combination. If you’re apprehensive about pattern clashing, this is an easy way to do it…because it’s already done for you! While the prints may be very different – animal and floral – the colours work well together. I’ve teamed mustard and bright blue together before here and here; it’s one of my favourite colour combinations.

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress, Topshop straw crab motif bag

My straw crab bag and gold espadrilles make another appearance…they go with everything which makes them holiday heroes! The hotel we stayed at is shaped liked Concorde and our room was about halfway along on the top floor. We paid a little extra for a sea view, always worth it I think, if only for watching the hundreds of house martins swirling around at sunset 🙂 I’m already dreaming of another holiday…

Do you have any vacations planned? If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you visit?


Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress, Topshop straw crab motif bag, Concorde Deluxe Hotel Antalya


Clarks gold wedge espadrilles

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress, Topshop straw crab motif bag

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress, Topshop straw crab motif bag

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress

Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress, Topshop straw crab motif bag, Lara beach Antalya

Lara beach Antalya

Asos dress (old) | Clarks wedge espadrilles | Topshop bag | earrings from a market


Last week’s favourites were…

Sonja of BeautySome, Tina of Tina’s Pink Friday and Suzy Turner!


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20 responses to “Asos Mixed Print Maxi Dress + link up”

  1. Laurie says:

    I would never think of pairing those two together but it looks great. xx

  2. Patti says:

    oh that dress is the best! Must have one. Thanks for hosting, xox

  3. I adore the pattern mixing in this dress! The fit is amazing on you. I would love to visit the Maldives If I could. thanks for the link up!

  4. Jodie says:

    I know what you mean about vacation…it’s so nice not to have to do the mundane, everyday things.
    This dress is stunning Emma!! Especially the back of it!!

  5. Nancy Baten says:

    Gosh! I am off! Shopping at Asos!

  6. I would wear this. You make it look so wonderful. I will admit, I love having it already done for me. A.S.O.S. is a fun place to shop and I have a few things from them. Lovely post and thank you for having a link up. I don’t blog much anymore but it’s nice to have places to go when i do.
    xoxo terri

  7. Laura says:

    That dress is a really fun piece! I love the pattern mixing!

  8. Love the dress, the mixed print is so fresh and neat! The blue print is lovley on you, the color is striking with your hair and complexion. You have such a cute bag there too. I am not sure where I would go, probably Europe- italy .
    Have a great day!
    jess xx

  9. Jacqui Berry says:

    Whilst this looks absolutely stunning on you Emma, I don’t think It’s my thing! I’m still a real novice at pattern mixing, so it would have to grow on me. You style it well Emma, and I’m with you on staying on holiday!! Off on a ‘Hen’ weekend soon! Wish me luck. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  10. Cheryl Shops says:

    What a gorgeous dress—the patterns don’t seem like they’d work together, but they’re just brilliant. I am going to Mexico City at the end of May and need to start planning my vacation wardrobe!
    Cheryl Shops |

  11. I love the idea of mixing prints. It is such a fun and creative way to explore styles of fashion. Your outfit is so pretty and chic 🙂

  12. darlene says:

    Emma, such a beautiful locale for taking photos! and that dress is so fun–and already pattern mixed as you said.

    happy tuesday!
    xx darlene

  13. Suzy Turner says:

    WHat a gorgeous dress, EMma. I’d never have thought to combine those two prints but they work really well, don’t they?!
    I’m suepr ENVIOUS of your holidays. If I could go anywhere, I’d go back to Florida so I could check out the new Star Wars park at Disney LOL!! I’m such a big kid!!
    Suzy xx

  14. Liz says:

    That’s such an interesting mix and somhow it works! Plus it looks fab on you!


  15. stephanie says:

    love that dress, asos has such great stuff. Love shopping there.

  16. Anna Shirley says:

    Such a nice and fun dress. Love the mix pattern. I would like to visit Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Have a great weekend.


  17. Ivana Split says:

    You look beautiful. I really like how you mixed two different patterns. Lovely kimono and maxi pairing. THe straw bag is the perfect accessory for this look.

  18. Jessica says:

    What a fabulous print combo dear! Such a lovely contrast.
    Jessica |

  19. i’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT nikko, japan, where my parents and sister lived before i was born, while my father was stationed there in the navy. it looks so lovely in pictures – in the mountains north of tokyo, with graceful bridges, cherry trees and lots of old world japanese structures. japan so influenced my mother, she brought lots of things back with her: furniture, artwork, floral design skills in ikebana…and our homes’ decor was always heavily japanese. growing up with it, i felt an affinity for it and now love all things japanese. and would love to see where they lived. so i always said if i only ever get one trip outside the us in my lifetime…that’s the one.

    you’re fortunate to travel as often as you do!

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