Style Trial: A Subtle (& Fool Proof!) Pattern Mix

Style Trial: A Subtle (& Fool Proof!) Pattern Mix

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Pattern mixing is one of the easiest ways to add style into your look, but it can be intimidating! You don’t want to get it wrong or look crazy.

Here’s the most subtle, fool-proof way to mix patterns: pair a lace piece with another pattern, like:

  • Animal print;
  • Stripes;
  • Floral;
  • Or any other print your heart desires.

This trick is fool proof! So easy it almost doesn’t even feel like pattern mixing.

So what do you think? Will you give this style trial a shot?



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What is a Style Trial? 

Have you ever thought to yourself, “She looks so great in that, but I could never pull it off?”

We can be so quick to judge and not even try something that we might end up loving.

The bottom line is, you never know how something will look (or if you’ll like it!) until you try it on.

So most weeks, I’ll post a tip or trick to help you style your favorite pieces in a fresh way- a style trial.

Even if the tip doesn’t feel like you, challenge yourself to give it a try. If you don’t like the way your outfit looks, you don’t have to wear it out of the house. And if you love the way it turns out (or learn something/come up with an outfit you want to share) use the hashtag #gtrstyletrial on Instagram so we can see your new look!

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  • Lori August 19, 2015 at 5:57 AM

    Love the wedges! Can you please provide source? Also polish color on toes? Perfect for summer to fall transition! Recently discovered your blog, love it and soaking up every bit! Please keep the good stuff coming!

    • Caitlin Author August 19, 2015 at 4:07 PM

      Thanks, Lori! The wedges are Sam Edelman; I got them at Nordstrom Rack a while back. The polish is Pink Stiletto in the Miracle Gel collection by Sally Hansen. If you haven’t tried that line, it’s amazing. With a nail trim, my manicure lasts two weeks. I love it!

  • Lori August 19, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Thanks for your quick reply! I am trying to find that color in that line of sally hansen but cannot locate. No color called “pink stiletto” can you help please?

    • Caitlin Author August 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      My pleasure! Maybe it’s a color they’re not making anymore? I apologize, but I’m not sure. I picked it up at my local Target. I know that CVS usually has a great stock where I live as well; the bigger stores are sometimes picked over. Happy hunting!

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