A Lesson in Print Mixing




Top: Lovers + Friends; Skirt: Express, old (Similar by ASOS); Shoes: c/0 Sole Society; McKinney Link Necklace; Chevron Necklace: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Cone Cuff; C. Wonder; Watch: Michele; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Sunglasses: Tory Burch


Mixing prints is a concept I am no stranger to….in all actuality, its become a game I like to play with myself: How far can I push the envelope with 2 prints and how extreme can I get without looking like a fool….that’s the game!

And a lot of y’all have reached out to me asking to share tips on how you can also mix prints in your closet….and to be honest, there isn’t a strict rhyme or reason, here is a general outline regarding my through process:

  • Start with 2 coordinating prints (think same color scheme)
  • Chose one big print and one small print, or
  • Chose prints that are opposites (think stripes and flowers or leopard and camo)

But printed shoes, like the Sole Society ones I am wearing, allow for a lot of versatility because you can ultimately treat them like a neutral and pair them with tons of different options (the same way you would treat a printed bag!).  And when it comes to experimenting with printed shoes, it sure it a lot easier to justify an experiment when the price tag only reads $69.95, right?!

Do you have any tips when it comes to print mixing?


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*This post is sponsored by Sole Society.  All product opinions are my own.


  • Ellen

    Love a good striped shirt! This is a great outfit for mixing prints. Wish I had the guts to do this.

    Ellen of A Pop of Pink

  • Tana Cowin - Styled Society

    I own that exact skirt and am always thinking of new and fresh ways to wear it over and over again. I love the way you styled this look, mixing of prints is such a big thing right now and when done right it is super chic and fashion forward. You nailed this trend and look fabulous!


  • Monique

    What a great look! I adore the tripes and plaid combination. The colors mesh so perfectly! Thanks for the advice!
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  • Christina

    I agree with print mixing but the one pictured is not working for me. To each his own 🙂

  • Giovanna

    Such a fun look! Love to mix prints! Great skirt!

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  • Kate - A Splash of Happy

    Love this look. Great skirt.

  • Courtney

    I love this look! Mixing prints is such a fun way to play with fashion!


  • Julie Richoux Lipari

    Let me start by saying this is not a creepy, fan cry for attention. The outfit is Great! Love! I know this is the comment section. I hope you read this. Single Mom of 2; your age. I’ve been styling my friends for yrs. Live in South Louisiana. I’ve been following you since “most eligible Dallas.” Matt = clueless. I get told or asked about my clothes, shoes, whatever around town, New Orleans, wherever on a daily basis. I know where my passion is and have the shoes alone to start a business. I’m trying to do something cool for me and my boys. Basically, I need some advice/help. You seem relatable, and, honestly, like someone I’d actually want to know. I’ve spoken to your friends a little at a piece of toast. I don’t know how to get started. Sorry to use your comment section. I didn’t know what else to do. If you only go so far as reading this, Thanks. – Julie

  • Huong

    You know, I’m taking print mixing tips from YOU, Courtney! You’re the one who made me try leopard (still loving it btw), so I’ll just learn from you. 😉

  • Gabriel Rafael

    I think it’s fun to mix prints and like you said there is no sure fast rule. The best part is getting to have your own fashion show in your closet mixing and matching different prints until you find the perfect outfit!

  • Mallory Carter

    I love this look. The fabric of the shoes goes perfectly with the striped shirt.

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  • B.A.D | Blog About Design

    What a great pair of shoes. I love the sunglasses.

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  • Christine

    I would love to know what salon/stylist you use! My hair needs help….it has taken years to grow my hair long so the thought of chopping it off scares me. Would you do post and share the salon name and possibly what products you use on your hair. Don’t forget to eat a burger…..

  • Renata Farbman

    Love the way you mixed the print, subtle and classic!

  • Kelly

    I love this skirt and your hair looks gorgeous!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Kathleen

    Love this mix, it’s so subtle! Thank you for including flats and low heels in your favorites, love recommendations for every day wear!

  • BeYourChic

    I LOVE LOVE this outfit!!! Great job on colors and silhouette!!!
    Xo BeYourChic

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    I find your enthusiasm to be contagious. I have many young female friends your age – Your style is “glam-easy”, and it is yours. I am a fan from BRAVO. I hope your show returns. I enjoy your tips, although we are from different cultures – your style is ageless….

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