I am looking for something more exotic to match the tropical temperatures we are steadily marching towards but I am still a classic girl at heart. My initial thought was to wear one of my numerous St. James striped shirts for summer with a different print (or perhaps even a larger stripe) on the bottom. Then I remembered a print that I glimpsed a few weeks ago on Megan Draper during an episode of Mad Men (you know the one...when she pitched her Heinz Baked Beans idea to Don during At the Codfish Ball) & the possibilities for mixing prints suddenly seemed endless.
I did some research and found some highlights for your viewing pleasure:
The Fledgling Inspiration:
Megan Draper's Skirt in Mad Men's Season 5 Episode At the Codfish Ball
Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in Coco Avant Chanel
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel is often credited with popularizing the striped shirt look so many of us elect to wear throughout the summer months.
From the Blog HAPPILY GRAY
Both of the Above Images from the ATLANTIC-PACIFIC Blog
Scar Jo in Mixed Prints
Diane Kruger Mixing Stripes & Florals
Anne Hathaway with a Casual Interpretation of Mixed Prints
Emma Watson Gets into the Mix
How would you mix prints? I will try it out this weekend & report back (hopefully my camera will be back in action by then!)
And, as always, I will leave you with my favorite image &, in my opinion, an image of one of the masters at mixing patterns, Tory Burch: