Mixed Prints Have No Age Limit: Visible Monday

Mixed prints have no age limit! I am sure it’s on one of the ubiquitous lists of what not to wear over 50, but I still wear and enjoy mixed prints. The mixing can create completely novel looks, and mixing gives my closet regulars something new to do.

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 adore these checked trousers, gifted to me by Melanie. They’re the perfect summer weight, they swoosh in the breeze (what breeze?) and they look good with every kind of cropped top. I usually wear them with a tee, plain or graphic, and half-tucked to show off the high waist.

Today we’re business up top with a navy blazer from J. Crew Factory. The blazer only stays on in chilly restaurants and shops. Black Sofft platform sandals give me just the right amount of lift.

The floral print of the cropped blouse (thrifted, similar) sets off the checks nicely, and introduces some fun color. I’ve probably worn this blouse 50 times, as it somehow “goes” with everything.

Without the blazer, I’ve got a breezy summer look for lunch with my sweetie, or a movie, or an icy cold Corona with a lime.
Melanie, who is an Actual Model, told me a photographer recommended the hands to the face pose. Do I look model-y here? 😊

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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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  1. Love the wide width trousers and the mix of prints Patti. I’m a little boring and not great at putting patterns together. Gorgeous warm tones in the blouse.
    Alison xx

    • Thank you Alison, and your style is far from boring! Love that zebra print maxi you’re sharing today, xox.

  2. ooo Patti, what is the name of your hand to face pose? It’s just smashing! As is your ensemble. Very cool and breezy. Like you said, if there was a breeze.

    • LOL, I shall call it the “the pensive woman” – it’s actually the face i make when choosing between two cat foods. Thanks for coming by, your new jumpsuit is all that! xox

    • Thanks Suzanne; I try to think – what would Gucci do? : >
      And thanks for linking up with a splendid story of Ontario! xox

    • Thank you Jess. Your travelogue of the outer banks is just beautiful! And don’t we love a pet-friendly hotel? xox

    • Thank you dear Mireille, and thanks for sharing your recent thrift scores – very nice! xox

  3. You definitely look modely, Patti!!!
    I just adore your print mixing…I’ve been forgetting to do that recently. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Hi, and thanks Jodie! I learned a lot from your post about Nancy’s new hairstyle, thanks for sharing, xox.

    • Hi Kim, and thanks for coming over. I really enjoyed your post about fall colors in summer! xox

  4. Wow Patti. I adore those pants. What a great gift! And that top does looks great with it. Floral and checks is a nice combo.

    • Thanks, Theresa, and thanks for linking up. Your parasols have inspired me to try some fashionable sun protection! xox

  5. You have got that model pose, good tip Melanie. The wide pants are just perfect on you and so good with the blouse , great pattern mixing too.
    Many thanks for hosting Patti.

    • Thank you, Jill and thanks for linking up in your lovely winter florals. You and the car are indeed both elegant! xox

  6. Patti you wear these wide leg trousers better than anyone! Your slim figure is ideal for them! Your top has so many great colors I think it probably does “go” with everything!

    • Thanks so much KellyAnn. You do the same for those off-the-shoulder tops, you rock every one of them! xox

    • Thanks dear Nancy and thanks for coming by. You look like a million bucks in your shorts! xox

  7. I love mashing prints and textures together Patti, especially when you think something won’t work and it ends up looking great.
    Your wide leg trousers are lovely and how nice they were gifted. Have a good week x

    • Hi Lynn and thanks for your kind words, and for linking up. Your new frock is a dead ringer for the William Morris prints! xox

    • Thank you Rena and thanks for coming over. Your animal print crops are cool! xox

  8. Oh, so model-y you are, Patti! I will have to try that pose. Gah, do not get me started on how much I hate being told what I can’t wear! I adore this wonderful pattern mix on you – those trousers are divine!

    Thank you so much for hosting! I am joining you in my orange jumpsuit!

  9. Totally model-y, Patti! The floral top and pants are a great marriage, and the jacket is a fantastic third party. It’s great to see you rocking your favourites. You inspire me to hone in on my own.

    • Yes, these trousers are my new wardrobe favorites – thank to you! Love your Parisian adventure today, so chic and tasty! xox

  10. You look so model-y! That’s because your hand placement is perfection but also because–THOSE PANTS!!! I seem to recall you trying them on in Vancouver and I remembered then being so impressed with how it seemed they were waiting just for you to give them new life. So good!!!

    Hugs Hugs Hugs,

    • You too, doing the hand-to-face model-y thing! Thanks to Mel, we’re just inches from the runway now, I think. Love, love your trousers and your imagination, xox.

  11. It’s a thing I love on others and just can’t seem to put together myself. I guess I’m just not very adventurous! Those pants are divine, Patti!

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