Mixing Prints: The Basics 101

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Plus Size Print Mixing

When you carry the weight of the world’s expectations, you start to realize that everything is limited. Your ability to perform is always the second guessed. Sometimes even your creativity feels stifled because you are afraid of being judged. If you can find time to remove yourself from all of the judgment and expectations, you’ll conclude that the only person who has to answer to is you.

One thing I still get raised eyebrows for is mixing patterns and prints. I am the sucker for complementary and noncomplementary patterns. Many times, I see this choice of style on straight sized bloggers. Meanwhile, I’ve watched how online trolls trash plus size women/bloggers for “looking a hot mess” because they aren’t “playing it safe.” Newsflash–we don’t all share the same comfort zone! With that said, I decided to give share a minor mixing print moment I had on one of those RARE sunny days–I think it was like 55 degrees in the middle of January.

Remember this jacket from Modcloth?  Well, I had to bring it back and pair it with another Modcloth find! Modcloth’s Dusk and Stunner Midi Skirt is a print mixer’s dream! You can use it as a solid or as a print. In this outfit, I used it more like a solid because I wanted to balance out the vibrancy of the velvet jacket and of course my fav leopard pumps! These are sold out, but found some that were equally as versatile at Amazon!!

Come back next Wednesday and I will take the print mixing up a notch!!
Until next time, Char.

Blazer: Here Skirt: Here Shoes: Sold out; replacement here.



  1. I love mixing prints and I love how you did it! When mixing prints I follow my instinct and my mood, because you can pull off everything as long as you are confident with what you’re wearing. Your velvet shirt is divine! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  2. January 30, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I love how you pull off anything and everything you wear! Keep it up 🙂


  3. January 31, 2017 / 5:21 am

    Absolutely love this Burgundy jacket babe! Mixed with the stripes and leopard shoes looks so beautiful.


  4. vaneberlin15
    February 1, 2017 / 2:05 am

    Girl, you look amazing! Love this look head to toe! That skirt is so pretty and the way you styled it is perfect, that blazer make the outfit stands out.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!



  5. February 1, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I think mixing is always good. I rarely think about what others think of my style. It looks good on you :-).

  6. February 1, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    This look is so me! Stealing it!! Lol!!

  7. February 1, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Great look Char! I am such a sucker for black and white stripes.

  8. February 1, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I have become so comfortable with mixing prints!!! Your guide is super helpful.

  9. February 1, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I love it all… head to toe!

  10. February 1, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I love this look! The velvet, the texture, the leopard! Great print mix!

  11. February 1, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Girl you are on FIYA!! I love the look and those shoes are HOT. I am not as brave when it comes to mixing prints but you have inspired me to try, just a little bit. LOL

  12. February 1, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    You look great and I love your make-up!

  13. February 1, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Blazers popping papa, sprinkle a little of that swag on me

  14. February 1, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I love this combo! The burgundy with the stripe skirt! I’m here for it!

  15. February 1, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Loving the mix of prints here darling. Not only that but the suede touch really made tis outfit pop. Love your styling.

  16. February 2, 2017 / 12:22 am

    Girl, you look absolutely fabulous! I love mixing prints, especially polka dots, stripes, leopard, etc. I actually work at a retail store and it always baffles me that women are truly afraid to step outside of the box. I’m all about stepping outside of the comfort zone and looking fabulous while doing it!

  17. February 2, 2017 / 6:55 am

    Hey girl! You are WERKING this look! I’m so happy I finally found a moment to come give this awesome post a read! I love this combo and the colors look amazing on you!

  18. February 2, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Love the color combo I need this skirt

  19. February 2, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I love the way mixed prints look on any size. I need to try them more in my individual style.

  20. February 3, 2017 / 2:29 am

    I don’t know what they’re talking about because mixing prints is the THANG right now. You look fabulous!! Don’t give into the norm and be beautiful and mix some more prints. 🙂

  21. February 3, 2017 / 3:19 am

    Loving this look. I love the blazer, and how you’re mixing the print in the skirt with the animal print shoe. Too cute!

  22. LaQuisha Hall
    February 3, 2017 / 4:15 am

    I love mixing prints! You nailed this look, queen!

  23. February 3, 2017 / 9:20 am

    You’re killing it from head to toe. I’m so plain, I never think to mix prints. Work those threads, girl.

  24. February 3, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! You truly know how to mix color , print, texture and fit to create a gorgeous look!

  25. cleverlychanging
    February 3, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Your entire outfit is really cute. I love the contrasting colors.

  26. Olga Gruzina
    February 3, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Oh this velvet jacket!!!
    So cool!!!

  27. February 4, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I really think this is great and I’m happy you weren’t scared to mix and match it all! I love prints as well!

    Keep doing you girl!!

  28. February 4, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    You seriously cannot go wrong with stripes and I’d say you’re a master of mixing prints, sweetie! 😀

  29. Shelly
    February 7, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    The thing about fashion is that everyone had their own style. I don’t mix prints but I need too!

  30. Stavana
    February 8, 2017 / 7:33 am

    I love how your the queen of mix prints. It always nice to see different takes on fashion.

  31. February 9, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Awesome tips for mixing prints! Love the way you mixed yours!

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