subtle print mixing

If you have been a little afraid to try the print mixing “trend”, a peek of different prints here and there is a great way to give it a try. 

And once you try it, you’ll become hooked. 

 Just imagine all the potential wardrobe combinations…it’s like updating your wardrobe. 

Vest: J.Crew Factory-sold out (other fab options herehere, here)

Sweater: J.Crew – comes in many gorgeous colors (similar here on sale + addl 30% off)

Dot top: Forever 21-old (similar here)

Skirt: Target

Boots: Tory Burch-old (similar here and here-on sale!) (great options for less herehere)

Scarf: Banana Republic

Bag: Target

Cuff: c/o JewelMint

Are you a fan of mixing prints? What are some of your favorite combinations? 

And as always, thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Liz C
    November 11, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Love print mixing! For me that usually means pairing leopard with anything haha!Sprinkles&Sequins

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:41 pm

      Leopard is the new neutral, so why not, right πŸ˜‰

  2. Nina Piccini
    November 11, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    Love the boots with this look!xo, Ninaafterthe40barfinish

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks Nina! Heels usually win but it's that time of the year where boots will be winning a lot more πŸ™‚

  3. Rachelle (
    November 11, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    love this mixing.xo

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. Sugar Spun Sisters
    November 11, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    This looks great – I would never think to put these pieces together but it looks so good!Eve & Faye xSugar Spun Sisters – A blog about cosmetics, clothes & coeliac disease

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Chelsea
    November 11, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    I LOVE the subtle houndstooth print on this skirt Lilly, it's such an interesting textural element to your outfit! You look gorgeous girl.xoxo,Chelsea & The City

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:50 pm

      Thanks girl πŸ™‚ xo

  6. pretty little things
    November 11, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    great pattern mixing here lilly! xo

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. Shira
    November 11, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    I am seriously obsessed with the layering here- perfection!!

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you so much Shira πŸ™‚

  8. Adrienne Scott-Trask
    November 11, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Gorgeous!!What a great look!-Adrienne. xoCitizen of the WorldCitizen of the World

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you Adrienne πŸ™‚

  9. ravenlocks
    November 11, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    Such a cute look! Your boots are fabulous…I still need to buy a pair of riding boots πŸ™‚ Love the layering in this outfit.xo

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you Azu πŸ™‚ I LOVE boots…you definitely need a pair πŸ˜‰

  10. his little lady
    November 11, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Definitely loving this print mixing! Such a gorgeous outfit for the Fall season :)xo TJ

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you TJ!

  11. Leslie: DowntownHaute
    November 11, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    Love your scarf! Cute!Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!<3

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you Leslie πŸ™‚ It's my new fave scarf.

  12. Anonymous
    November 11, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    What a fun and fab combo, is such a great day to warm up any cold windy fall day!Cee. β™₯Code Overdressed

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you Cee! Color and prints make getting dressed more fun. πŸ™‚

  13. Schnelle
    November 11, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    Layering at its very best! I love that scarf and the polka dots peeking through and the vest… should I go on? Love the look, Lilly!

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks girl πŸ™‚

  14. Ashley
    November 11, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    This outfit is so fun!! I love how you styled this look. So pretty..xo,Sincerely Miss Ash

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much Ashely πŸ™‚

  15. Kristina
    November 11, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I just got that scarf the other day, I can't wait to wear it!Kristina does the Internets

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:49 pm

      You're going to love it! I haven't stopped wearing mine since I got it.

  16. FitTravelerAJ
    November 11, 2013 / 10:09 pm

    I count 4 patterns in this look, and I LOVE it! They are each subtle but still stand out. You are a mixing master!

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:49 pm

      Haha you're right! Some prints become neutrals after a while I don't even notice them πŸ˜‰ And thank you, you're too kind!

  17. Vicki Wilde
    November 12, 2013 / 1:26 am

    I love all this print mixing this fall! I've been wearing animal prints with plaid. :)<3

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:47 pm

      Oh that's a great combo! I don't know if I've tried that combo yet, definitely will now πŸ™‚

  18. Anonymous
    November 12, 2013 / 2:31 am

    I just love, love, love everything about this look !!! You have such a great sense of style. πŸ™‚

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you so much Isabelle πŸ™‚

  19. Savannah
    November 12, 2013 / 3:15 am

    I love the print mixing and the texture mixing! You look so chic, as always!

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:46 pm

      Is so much fun, isn't it! Thanks girl πŸ™‚

  20. curly
    November 12, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    I love, love that scarf. You look lovely:)

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you! My new fave for sure πŸ™‚

  21. Gina
    November 12, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    I love this look! Yes, I am a fan of print mixing. I love stripes & dots, stripes & leopard, plaid with just about anything. Floral & stripes is fabulous too!!!

    • Lilly
      November 12, 2013 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you Gina πŸ™‚ There are so many amazing options when it comes to mixing prints.

  22. Lilli
    November 12, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    I like the mix of the prints. You look stylish, love the skirt and the boots! xo

  23. Agnes Mayer
    November 12, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Love this outfit Lilly and i totally agree about pattern mixing, once you start you can't stop. Love the polka dot top underneath the sweater. That scarf is also gorgeous and great vest.Agi:)

  24. Michelle
    November 12, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    This is such a cute outfit! I love the prints you mixed, especially the vest!xo, MichelleNeon Rattail

  25. Deborah
    November 13, 2013 / 2:59 am

    Well I think it's safe to say you're a print mixing master – The polka dots and the leopard work harmoniously together! I love wearing polka dots with stripes – it's simple but surprisingly hard to get just right.xo DeborahCoffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

    • Lilly's Style
      November 26, 2013 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much Deborah, you're too sweet. Yes, stripes and polka dots are my fave combo too.

  26. Alicia Mackin
    November 13, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    I love the mixed print trend and you did a great job with it. And what a great scarf.Allie of Dressing Ken

  27. Anonymous
    November 21, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    I have always been a big fanatic about your style, but this one I'm just not feeling it, I live in Texas and here at work in my department we have 22 girls they all seen this outfit and completely hate it. It's just to much crap put together it looks really bad, I'm not sure if maybe this is a style in ur state, but really I have loved everything else u have posted. On this one I have to give a negative, I guess I just expect more from you, I like the classy I dont like ridiculous combinations of stuff that do not match at all. Our stylist here agreed that this was the worse one ever. Sorry dont mean to be mean but u always do way better then this this outfit kinda made me mad. its an insult to fashion.

    • Lilly's Style
      November 21, 2013 / 7:03 pm

      Everyone has different style and what one person LOVES another person might completely dislike! Everyone has their own individual style and that's what makes us all unique. If we all walked around dressed the same… well one word – Boring! The bloggers I follow that live in Texas, yes a different State than I live in, don't walk around dressed like girls in California. Or like girls in NY necessarily (not saying no one in TX does). Even my favorite and best dressed celebrities, bloggers, stylist wear things that I would never wear. Not everyone will like what I wear, nor do I expect people to like it. I'm sure you wear things that people don't like. Who doesn't wear clothes that someone else might dislike?!!I personally wear things I like. Things I feel comfortable and good in. And personally I love this look!Flipping through pages of a number of fashion magazines and seeing their suggestions of 'Print Mixing"…had me wondering "Really?"…a lot more extreme and a little crazy for me. But again, it's all about your own personal style. And saying that this outfit is an insult to fashion…well thanks for the laugh!

    • Anonymous
      November 26, 2013 / 7:17 pm

      You'r completely correct Lilly and like I mentioned I have loved every outfit that you have put together except this one, and of course this doesn't mean anything. This was just my opinion. You always do great and mix matching, I dont follow you just to waste time, no I do it because unlike me u actually have style and you inspire me with good ideas. Your amazing love how make yourself look so nice and how u always come out soo good in your pictures love the hair too. Your very feminine and I love it., thanks for replying its nice to know that you actually care. Anyone else would have just deleted this and been like whatever. That shows a lot about the kind of person you are. Have a great day Lilly and keep staying fabolous.

    • Lilly's Style
      November 26, 2013 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you, I appreciate that!Some of us express ourselves through the things we wear. We might think it's completely amazing, and to someone else we might look like a clown. But if an outfits makes you happy and puts a smile on your face, makes you feel comfortable and beautiful….ROCK IT! Nothing in life we do will get everyones approval. Fashion is no different. And yes, I do care about my readers. The reason I'm still blogging is thanks to all of my readers that take time out of their day to comment on my blog, wether it is a positive comment or constructive criticism. I don't allow negative, rude comments on my blog and I personally didn't see yours as being that.

  28. mila
    November 26, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    I really like this a lot. Quick question – I also have the herringbone vest and got the xs and it is HUGE on me; did you get an xxs? I'm just so confused as I'm always an xs or small and I'm just swimming around in mine, it makes it so much harder to layer when it looks like it's too big.

    • Lilly's Style
      November 26, 2013 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ They do run big. I originally purchased XS (because that's all they had at the outlet even though it was big on me) but ended up ordering XXS after it became available online. Not sure why the vests run big. My pink one from the actual store is also XXS so I guess it's not just an outlet thing.

    • mila
      November 27, 2013 / 3:27 am

      That makes a lot of sense! Thanks for clarifying!!

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