Effortless Print Mixing With A Dress: Visible Monday

Effortless print mixing. Mixing prints is an artistic and fun way to add interest to your wardrobe, and it’s easy. There are lots of tips and tricks on Pinterest, and in style blogs. Being ever so slightly lazy, I found a “cheat” that does all the hard work on its own.

Welcome to Visible Monday. If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the how-to. Link back to Not Dead Yet Style if you like – we’re on Easy Does It “rules” now!

I discovered this flowy dress at a consignment shop, with the tags still on (I guess not everyone loves a pre-mixed print?). It’s from ASOS, usually a more youth-oriented retailer than I choose, but the dress captures my un-stuffy style. And delivers the print mixing, no strategy required.

print mixing in a dress
Dots on top and flowers on the bottom, and a sweet asymmetrical closure. I wore the dress for this pic with dressy leather platforms and a silver cuff bracelet. Ready for date night. 😊

Dresses are truly the easiest way to clothe ourselves – a dress plus shoes and some jewelry make a complete look. I often wear a casual dress for bike rides, movies, volunteering, or meeting my sis for lunch.

And by changing dressy leather sling-backs for funky red sneakers, I can change the vibe of the outfit. Add a straw fedora and I’m out the door. Adventures in the sub-tropics ahead!

Are you an experienced or a novice print mixer? Show us in the link-up.

Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, Visible Women.The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:

  1. Whoever wants to can join in! Just compose a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day.
  2. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
  3. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!
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52 Comments

    • thank you Emma! Your print leggings are Wow! and you look terrific. xox

    • Thanks Amber. Your culottes are cool and fresh , giving me inspiration to try them! xox

  1. I have never run into a pre-mixed print dress. It really is adorable on you.
    I’ve linked up. It has been a long while but it seemed a good time.

    • Thanks for coming over, Tami! It’s great to see you. I hope you’ll be back. Here’s my take on turning 60 (three years ago for me): it’s as good as you want it to be! xox

  2. Love the idea of print mixing. But when I do it for some reason people think I was getting dressed in the dark. Such a great you mixed patterns!

    • LOL! I will have to borrow that line! Thanks for coming by, Stephanie. xox

  3. Love your pre-mixed print dress, it looks just so easy to wear. Many thanks for the link up.

    • Thank you Jill and thanks for linking up. Your tour of Daylesford was indeed delightful! So nice to see Fall foliage. xox

  4. I LOVE it! What a score! You’ve been hitting it lately in the thrift stores.

    Styling it with the hat and those red sneakers is so cool. I’m sure you were the best dressed woman in your town wearing this outfit.

    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • I like it best with the sneakers, too – and thanks for your kind words, Suzanne! And for linking up your useful packing tips. xox

  5. That’s exactly why I love wearing dresses, Patti! I’m loving the pre-mixed one you’re wearing here! xxx

    • Thanks Ann. You’ve made me crave a trip to Bruges with your excellent travel journal! xox

  6. Hi Patti
    I have done more print mixing since blogging! I love this dress, the flowy style and how pretty the prints are on you. Love the sneakers too! I just bought some converse I look forward to wearing.
    jess xx

    • Hi Jess! Thanks for coming by and linking up. Love to see your new Converse (a favorite brand). Hugs to you for your current health issues, xox.

    • thank you, Nicole! Your post about investment pieces is brilliant – so many good ideas there. Thanks for linking up, xox.

  7. Now that does make it SO easy when the print mixing is done in the dress for you!! LOVE it, Patti.
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • Thanks Jodi! I’ve seen you do some terrific mixes – from scratch! Have a great day, xox.

    • Me too, or maybe two similar florals. Thanks for linking up, and sharing your stylish thrift scores! xox

    • Thanks Julie. Those Athleta sports bras you wrote about look very well-made and pretty too! xox

    • Thank you dear Shelbee. I love seeing how you styled your graceful new kaftan! xox

  8. That’s a great find, a fantastic combination of print and yes, dresses are the easier things in the world to wear, that’s why I love them! x

    • Thank you dear Vix. You look gorgeous in your maxi dresses, in the divine gardens you have. xox

    • Hi Nancy – thanks for the info and for linking up! You are always in the know : >
      xox

  9. Patti, so true that a dress is SO easy to style. But this one is especially cute with the pattern mixing already done! Happy Mother’s Day!

    xx Darlene

    • Thanks, Darlene. Love your pink pantsuit – and I remember in Junior year of high school, we girls were finally allowed to wear “pants outfits”. Yes we have come a long way. xox

  10. What a fun dress, Patti! You look awesome! I’m in for the party – I’ll be there soon in my silk velvet kimono – I went “full Stevie Nicks”!

    Thank you so much for hosting, my dear! Hugs to you and the kitties, and an enthusiastic wave at everyone else!

    • Hey Sheila! Yes, that velvet kimono is simply gorgeous – love the print on the back! Thanks for coming by and have a terrific day, xox.

    • Thanks Becky – yeah I feel the 40’s vibe! And thanks for linking up, xox.

  11. That is a sweet dress, Patti. I never would’ve guessed it was pre-mixed. I here today I’m showing up in all one solid color.

    • Love your head to toe pink – those shoes are so fly. Thanks for linking up, xox.

    • Thanks Laurie, and thanks for linking up. I enjoyed your skin care review! xox

    • Thank you Heather and same to you! Hope your week ahead is wonderful. xox

    • You are! You’re Dr. Bray of Prints-ton! Love those leopard undies. xox

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