How to Mix Up Florals, Gingham & Denim

Denim, gingham & florals
I think I mix patterns more during the summer than at any other time of the year – gingham and florals make a nice change from the oft-seen stripes and florals (but I love that combination too). Prints in blue with a classic cropped denim jacket make for a surprisingly neutral outfit; I added colour with my – which will always match my hair if nothing else – and some nude touches with T-bar wedges and a plaited belt.

I find dressing in the summer so much easier than during the colder months because I don’t have to factor in how cold I’m going to be, or how many socks I need to put on, or whether my hat, scarf and gloves will coordinate. You only ever need the basics at this time of year, even if the temperatures haven’t started soaring yet. As it’s now June and officially summer, I want to feel some proper heat – please? Hurry up summer, because 14°C and drizzly just doesn’t cut the mustard…!

What patterns are you mixing at the moment? Or do they make you wince a little (like my sister, though surprisingly she quite liked this gingham and floral combination…)?! Do share in the comments, lovely readers!

Denim, gingham & florals
Denim, gingham & florals
Red hair & denim with gingham

Catherine x

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Denim jacket: Asos (), Gingham shirt: Marks & Spencer (), Trousers: Fever London, Belt: Asos, Wedges: Unknown (old), Bag: c/o , Watch: Asos, Bracelets, New Look, Nails: Barry M

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  1. 19 June 2014 / 12:37 am

    I love gingham! I love how you've mixed it with the floral print. I think it works so well because both patterns are white and blue, it flows perfectly! I love how you've layered the look with a t-shirt underneath and the demin on top.

  2. 12 June 2014 / 8:22 pm

    I love it on you. You are one of the masters (if not THE) of pattern mixing. I suck at it, but I like it.

  3. 7 June 2014 / 7:28 am

    Perfect printmix, Catherine! You are so right to stick with one colour, makes it so much easier.
    I love the nude and "caramel" accessories.
    I though I had left a comment already but it has been so busy at work and on the blog, I am a bit behind. Luckily we have a long weekend, although the brilliant and hot weather makes it difficult to do any work at all…

    Have a lovely weekend, dear!
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:11 am

      That's so not fair about your hot weather, Annette – please send some our way!! Thank you my lovely x

  4. 7 June 2014 / 2:34 am

    This outfit is total perfection! Love the pattern mixing and all the blues are so pretty on you. LOVE!
    Dawn Lucy

  5. 5 June 2014 / 11:30 am

    Fabiolus outfit! Mixing patterns is a tricky moment. But you are very good at that ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job! I like it.
    Surrey home cleaning

  6. 4 June 2014 / 9:50 pm

    What shoes to wear in this weather? I hate getting wet feet – but wearing winter boots is sooo depressing.

    • 6 June 2014 / 12:40 pm

      Agreed, hun – there comes a certain I won't wear boots, even if my feet freeze..!!!

  7. 3 June 2014 / 11:48 pm

    I simply love your hair styled off your face this way, dearest Catherine!! And the combination of blues in your gingham top and floral pants is gorgeous with that caramel bag…I happen to have the same colour-scheme going in my Monday blog post!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 5 June 2014 / 1:08 pm

      I love 'caramel' instead of 'tan', Monika – I'm going to say that instead now!! Thank you my lovely xx

    • 6 June 2014 / 2:38 am

      A yummy bag needs to have a yummy colour name!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 3 June 2014 / 8:20 pm

    I love the way you have styled these two prints! The denim jacket brings a casual flair to the outfit and the blue tonal pallet with the neutral touches works perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care lovely,
    Daniella xox

    • 5 June 2014 / 1:07 pm

      I always love your descriptions, Daniella!! Thank you sweetie x

  9. 3 June 2014 / 5:28 pm

    You've got pattern mixing down to a tee. Love the denim jacket thrown in there!

    • 5 June 2014 / 1:03 pm

      Funnily enough the denim jacket wasn't planned, Lauren – I only wore it because it was a bit chilly! Then I preferred the look with it on ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. 3 June 2014 / 3:41 pm

    This is a great mix, keeping all your colors similar. Love the studded bracelet to. xox

  11. 3 June 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Adorable Catherine! The pattern play of gingham and floral is delightful! And, the denim and shades of blue are always a favourite with me.

    • 5 June 2014 / 1:02 pm

      I've just realised I've been wearing a lot of blue lately, Sue!! Thanks hun x

  12. 3 June 2014 / 3:05 pm

    this is a great look, love it.

    • 5 June 2014 / 1:01 pm

      Aww thanks Katy – I think the trick is to ensure you have at least one colour that runs through both… it's taken me a while to get it right though!!

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