How to Wear Mixed Prints to Work

If you know me, you know that I love the classics AND I love a twist. So the thought of figuring out how to wear mixed prints to work would have to be high on my list of things to do.

It can be tricky and even though print clashing is pretty big, it was a step too far for work. I opted to work with a couple of my favourite items, a pencil skirt and a button-down shirt. Just for fun I added in my obsession for pearls too. I bet at this moment you are thinking “BORING! What a snoozy, old-lady look”. I hope that after seeing the photos you have changed your mind.

The Look: The prints were never intended to go together but I think they are a perfect match. Firstly, the button-down shirt is an H&M purchase from a few years ago. A basic yet fitted shirt that has a fantastic small floral print in blues and grey on a white background. The mix comes from the white denim skirt with medium scale blue flowers on it. The skirt was purchased late last year from one our local thrift/op shops for around $6. The shades of blue in both the skirt and the shirt are a perfect match for each other which made them a natural for mixing and the contrast in the print size kept it fresh and modern.

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The Accessories: Working from the two foundation prints, I kept the other items all in the family. A grey pair of tights to bring out the grey in the shirt and for a bit of contrast, my blue suede cork platform open-toe shoes! Yes, open toe shoes and tights. I did a couple posts last year on how to work this look and as you can see, I’m still loving it. To tie it all together and to add a casual sense of a suit, my vintage denim jacket from last years Lust Have Haul. Finishing touches are a skinny black belt and my black quilted bag, also from the Lust Have Haul. A pair of silver floral earrings, a couple of silver bracelets and one blue beaded one. The final touch…a single strand of white pearls.

I think this is how to wear mixed prints to work.

At least it works for me!

What about you? Would you wear this look? Would you wear it to work?


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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