July 06, 2012

Print Mixing


{ Blouse: H&M (old, similar here and here) // Shorts: Sugarlips (c/o) // Shoes: Zara (worn here and here) // Bag: Salad // Sunglasses: Le Chateau // Jewelry: HRH Collection Ombre bracelet; ring from Mexico }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

When Sugarlips sent these shorts over for me to style, my goal was to avoid pairing them with a solid black or white top because it seemed too easy. I reached for this polka dot blouse instead, which still acts as a neutral base to the colourful shorts but adds more interest with the mixing of prints. I did have a moment of doubt after putting this combination together, so I posted a photo on Instagram to get some feedback and make sure I wasn't going crazy in the styling department. A lot of you liked it and said the print mixing worked, which made me feel better. Thanks for the vote of confidence, dear readers!

30 comments:

  1. love love love this outfit =)

    xx
    http://mariarubioblog.blogspot.com.es/

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  2. ohh it's acceptable blocking between 2 differents prints

    Herdiana Surachman
    DELUXSHONIST | TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN

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  3. I definitely think these two prints work together. What a fun outfit! I love your shoes as well :)
    http://cofcorals.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Looks great, Marisa! I love the print on those shorts.

    xo, alison*elle

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  5. I need those shorts in my life! They make a gorgeous pairing with the polka dot blouse! Loving this summer perfect outfit! x

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    1. Thanks Linda! The shorts are really affordable, you should check them out on Sugarlips!

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  6. GF you are ch-chi-chic!! Love your style, excited to be your newest follower!!

    x Carlina
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    1. Thank you, Carlina! Appreciate the follow!

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  7. I love how you mixed these prints! You look great!

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    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  8. Just found your blog and I love it :)
    Those shorts look great on you and glad you styled it with print as well !

    http://tstyledme.wordpress.com/

    Tien xo

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  9. Love that BAG! Beautiful photos! Is that Vancouver?

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    1. Yes, I am in Vancouver!

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  10. Oh la la.. I like your short!

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  11. Nice outfit....amazing shorts!!!! Awesome style and interesting blog!!!
    If you want, check out my blog

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.gr/

    Kisses
    the scent of glamour

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  12. such cute photos!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  13. Those shorts are so adorable! I'm in love the print! I love how you paired it with an unexpected polka dot print and those lovely shoes!

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  14. Yes, I absolutely love the combo. Much more fun than your typical white or black top :-)
    xx,
    Di

    Http://cityandburbsblog.com

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  15. Hi Marisa! I saw those shorts on Sugarlips and almost purchased them but I wasn't sure how it'd look on....hmmmm, now you're making me want to purchase them :) You look super pretty here, I love the pop of color from your flats and the print mixing looks great. Can I tell you something? You kind of remind me of Anh of 9to5Chic who I think is gorgeous and fab. :)

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    1. Best comment ever, KT! I'm flattered that I remind you of Anh, that's truly a compliment :) xo

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  16. I love the way you mixed these patterns and your shoes are super cute!
    xo,
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  17. I love how you paired everything together! You look so summery and chic! Loose blouses are definitely my favorite... especially with shorts and colorful accessories!

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  18. such a fab look! those shorts are so perfect for the summer!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  19. This look is lovely! i'm your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks for following, Gillian!

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  20. so many pretty pieces together! love! xx

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  21. Love that you mixed these patterns! Those shorts are so cute, and you look gorgeous in these photos!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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    1. Thank you, Chelle!!! xo

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  22. Great outfit! I love that shirt :)

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  23. Hey Girl! I love the way styled that. It looks wonderful. Your blog is really cute. I hope you don't mind me following you. Feel Free to follow back!!

    <3
    Samantha
    http://biochicgeek.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment and the follow, Samantha :)

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