Friday, June 3, 2011

Mixing Prints

A store just posted this photo of a mix of two Lululemon prints. Initially, I was going to poke a little fun but some googling on mixing prints has led me to discover that mismatched prints is very fashion forward.

This woman's blog has the coolest name:  The Man Repeller
I'm certainly not bold enough to try the outfit in the top photo. It was quite enough for me to pair the Wren Denim define which has a texture with the Tinted Canvas print CRB. It looks freaking awesome together but that's about as out there as I get. I don't think the top photo looks super bad, not like mixing Unicorn Tears and Tinted Canvas, but to me each is a statement print that deserves to be highlighted against a non-competing item. Perhaps I need to break out of the box a little, though.

Speaking of mixing prints, a reader asks for help coordinating tops with her new Resolution skirt in the Coal Vapor Spray Dye Print. Any suggestions?


10 comments:

Beverly said...

Yeah, mixing prints is fashion forward and always has been, but I still think it's too out there off the runway! The woman in the pic has a great body, but she kind of look like she got dressed in the dark. Too distracting!!!

As for the skirt, how about the Eagle tank in Coal (or whatever that dark gray color is called)? Or a black Pranayama tank, or gray Run:Swiftly V neck? A white Modern Racer would also look great, as would a black or heathered dark gray (I can never remember the names of the dark grays!) CRB. For a pop of color, maybe a solid Poppy or Tango red tank or tee. I'd stck with basic shapes, nothing too ruffley, ruched or "special," since the skirt is so distinctive. Oh! How about the Spirit tank in the dip dye black?

Anonymous said...

Funny you should ask... I just got the skirt and was wondering what to wear with it. You girls are going to have to help me with the color name, but I have a heathered violet? scoop neck with that I was thinking of wearing with it. I also have the scoop from a while back with very light gray and white vertical stripes. That may be too much, but it just might work. I really like the way it looks with toothpaste (if that's the color in the pick). I'd love to hear other ideas as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking you could wear any of the solid colors with it! And, just a question OT but why is it that tons of photos I see of the scoopneck tank looks like it cuts peoples boobs in half! Saw a girl wearing one the other day and it really does chop them! Am I the only one who thinks this?

Anonymous said...

The woman in the photo actually graduated from fashion design school in LA so you should all take a lesson and wear your lulu confidently, boldly, and however you want!

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:43 AM

As mentioned above, any solid colors would be fine with it, especially if it's in the pastel family. Pink mist and toothpaste grapeseed (heathered) I'm going to wear mine with sailor/black scoop neck!

Sarah said...

I think nearly any solid color CRB will go great with it. I kind of want to see what the UT CRB looks like with it ;-)

Anonymous said...

layer pink mist under gray (or gray under pink mist)

Debbie said...

A solid red top for that skirt would be so hot. Really almost any solid colors. I probably wouldn't pair it with any static or heathered colors myself. I have some toothpaste items like this model and I love the way it looks with gray/coal. That color was a surprise win for me and I ended up buying it in multiple items.

I think Concord grape would be really pretty too if you wanted to go dark but not black.

Have fun, you are making me want that skirt now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the feedback on tops to go with the Resolution skirt. After your comments, I'm highly leaning toward the Cool Racerback in either citron or toothpaste. I think it will make a smashing tennis outfit!

Anonymous said...

Saw it yesterday on a girl with a grapeseed swiftly racerback-it looked great!