Four Ways to Mix Patterns at Work + Linkup

Mixing patterns can be tough, but mixing patterns at the office can seem nearly impossible.  Today, I’m sharing my favorite four ways to mix patterns at work.  I do believe that when done correctly, mixing and matching prints can be perfectly appropriate in many job environments.  As I always say, work doesn’t have to mean boring!

Four Ways to Mix Patterns at Work

1. Grid Print + Floral (original post here)

I raved about this grid print pencil skirt last week, and am going to sing its praises again.  It really is amazing, especially paired with floral!  This outfit works because the pieces are all tied together using a darker color.  Truthfully, this ensemble would probably be a bit too bold for the office without the cardigan to tone it down.

Jcrew grid print pencil skirt outfit

2. Leopard + Floral (original post here)

It’s been said many times that leopard can be used as a neutral, and I think in small doses that can be true.  This outfit works because leopard is used as a small accent in the shoes, not boldly over the dress in the case of a cardigan or blazer.  This dress is still available here on sale, and you can find a similar pair of shoes here .

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3. Dots + Stripes (original post here)

Dots and stripes are two of the easiest patterns to mix.  This look works because of both the black + white color palette and the fact that the dots are smaller, making the look more subtle.  This blouse is back for this year, and you can find a similar skirt here.

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4. Stripes + Tropical Print (original post here)

This look is a bit bolder, but I love it.  If you are new to mixing patterns, pairing stripes with another print is a great way to start.  This look could easily be toned down with a cardigan or blazer.  Find some great striped blouses here and here.

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What are your favorite patterns to mix, and do you mix patterns at work?

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40 thoughts on “Four Ways to Mix Patterns at Work + Linkup

  1. Tori

    These all work so well! Loving the checked skirt, but then I saw the floral dress with the leopard heels, I think that might be my favorite. I added my latest outfit post to your link up, too. Thank you for hosting!

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