Double Up: Floral Print Pattern Play

Ever seen someone rocking a floral print with another pattern and wondered, “can I pull that off?” Well of course you can, and I’m here to prove it to you. I’ve collaborated with one of my favorite bloggers (and fellow Weddingbee blogger!), Katie of Ruffles & Truffles to bring you two takes on the trend.

Since I’m an admitted dress addict, I, of course, started my look with a bright rose-printed dress.

mix floral print with another printThen I layered on a black and white gingham top. This button down was the perfect choice because it doesn’t compete with the floral print. It incorporates the black and white of the dress but is also a smaller pattern, letting the roses be the main focal point.

floral print and plaidhow layer top over dresshow mix printsI can’t even describe how much I love Katie’s take on pattern mixing with floral prints. She worked in not only stripes and florals but also animal print! Aren’t those shoes to-die-for?! They are seriously killer.

ruffles and truffles collaborationTo see more photos of Katie’s look and scope out her outfit details, check out her post! She has seriously great style that you won’t want to miss. So head on over to Ruffles & Truffles now!

Have you ever mixed a floral pattern with another print? What’s your favorite way to wear this trend?

My Outfit Details  dress: Sunday in Brooklyn via TJ Maxx (similar), top: Old Navy, shoes: Liz Claiborne (similar on the cheap!), earrings: Target (similar), necklace: J.Crew


29 thoughts on “Double Up: Floral Print Pattern Play

  1. Lou (whatlouwore365)

    I wore a shirt knotted over a floral dress yesterday! It was a plain lilac shirt though. This looks lovely and yes, Katie’s shoes are pretty cool. I like to mix stripes and floral, I only have one gingham shirt (blue) and was pondering whether to wear it on Friday with my red skirt for the pantone challenge “Poppy” day. Maybe I might now after seeing this!

  2. Alyssa

    I totally wouldn’t have known this was a dress unless you said something–it looks like a high waisted skirt! I love the new “thing” of tying a shirt over dresses like this…allows you to mix things up even more!

  3. Katie

    Oh so loving that print combo! I honestly need to add a gingham shirt to my wardrobe – this outfit confirms it…

  4. Tiff Ima (@stylehonestly)

    Love it! not too many people pair floral with gingham…this is a fresh approach.

    I agree, Katie made the three patterns work!

    Tiff Ima
    Style Honestly

  5. Nikki

    I love mixing all prints! I think floral works with everything- stripes, gingham, polka dots… I love it all! Your outfit looks fantastic, as always! Love that skirt!


  6. Maya

    I am loving this dress – and from TJ Maxx? What a steal! That place is both dangerous and magical at the same time (true story)…


  7. Brenna

    First of all, I love the idea of knotting a shirt over a dress to give it new life. Smart! Secondly, I love the way you mixed patterns, but I don’t think I’m brave enough yet! Someday soon 🙂

  8. Bonnie

    Thanks so much for linking up on Friday! I’m so glad to have “met” you and I will definitely be following along. Fantastic print mixing!


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