I am into mixing prints this summer and I used the same guidelines I have in the past for my outfit today. It is best to start with a common color. This time the common color I am using is brown. Animal prints work really well when you mix prints, so I started with this medium sized leopard print skirt from Club Monaco. I had this super inexpensive bargain top from a Burlington Coat Factory Outlet, by Jonathan Martin (Remember this brand? Did I make you laugh?) in a large paisley print on a brown background. I wore a Cynthia Rowley scarf in a geometric large print as a sash, which picked up some of the colors in the paisley, the orange and the gold. The color black is not in any of these pieces, but I like how the punch of black in my handbag and shoes work with the rest of the outfit.
Top: Jonathan Martin Paisley Top, no longer available. I will build a mixed print ensemble for you: See this Kate Spade New York ‘Missy’ Print Top, $228 in a brown paisley.
Skirt: Club Monaco Leopard Print Silk Skirt, no longer available. See this J.Crew Long No. 2 Leopard-print Linen Pencil Skirt, $130
Sash: Cynthia Rowley Silk Chiffon Scarf, no longer available. See this Diane von Furstenberg Printed Washed-chiffon Scarf, now $85
Handbag: Black Haircalf Clutch, no longer available. See this Maison Martin Margiela Haircalf Zip Lock Clutch, $1440
Shoes: Rachel Zoe Women’s Rachel Zoe Finn Slingback Wedge Pump, now $159
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Barry WeissSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
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