Mixing Prints: Polka-dots + Florals - Sensible Stylista

Mixing Prints: Polka-dots + Florals

For today's post, I've decided to feature two of my favorite prints: florals and polka dots. Although these patterns are busy & bold, they work extremely well together because they share similar color schemes that unify the outfit, ultimately creating a cohesive whole.
I wore a dainty nameplate necklace for simplicity's sake.  The last thing I wanted to do was over-accessorize!  I threw on ivory wedges and grabbed a trendy Kate Spade clutch to complete the look. 
Bag:  Kate Spade
Skinnies:  Madewell
Necklace:  Baublebar
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's ($32)
Top:  Forever 21 (originally $20, now on sale for $14)

What "rules" do you follow when mixing prints?  Any tips you'd like to share?

51 comments

  1. Love your clutch. When ever I mix prints, I usually lean towards a same color scheme to prevent clashing or go with a similar pattern.

    - Christine

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  2. you look stunning, I love the trousers <3 xx

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  3. Ahhh, your hair looks so lovely up! And this print mix is just genius. Always so stylish, Kimberly!

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  4. Love the shoes !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  5. I love the print of your top
    Kisses :*

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  6. oh so beautiful outfit! <3
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  7. These prints go well together indeed!

    XO Imke

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  8. cute summer look! xoxo

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  9. If you keep them in the same colour scheme they look great!
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.com

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  10. Really so nice. Have a great day,

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  11. OMG!
    I like your prints! Together they look unique!
    xoxo M.

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  12. Oh I love this outfit <3 really nice :* I follow U now :D

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  13. Absolutely love the top! Such a nice outfit :) xxx frecklesandflawsbeautyblog

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  14. I don't own many prints but I try to look for more printed things when I shop nowadays. They make outfits more interesting and make styling easier. I love your simple wedges and accessories with such a busy outfit!

    Lauren
    Exploring My Style

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  15. The prints look so cute together! I love this look

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  16. Ah, I love it how you paired the two patterns, which I most love, too :) And so funny, recently I wore a dress with a pattern of floral print and dots!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  17. You mixed these prints perfectly! You look so sweet and fashionable! Love your pants especially - so gorgeous!
    <3
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  18. I like mixing prints,when the colors are similar it comes out perfect!
    The outfit is soooo lovely:)

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  19. Love it, Kimberly! This outfit is sooo cute!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  20. Awesome! Love the way you mixed the prints.

    Much love from Germany

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  21. lovely style!
    xo Jessica
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    stop by if ya get a chance

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  22. I love these mixed prints on you! What a great summer outfit. =)

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    I hope you have a great week!

    Amber

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  23. So stunning doll, these are two of my favourite prints too :)) I hope you got some sleep, I finally managed, though I still feel tired, haha :) xx

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  24. Thank you for your Visit! I follow you happy now. Cool pants.

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  25. Hey,
    this pants look lovely! :)
    Kisses
    Tabea

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  26. cute:)

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  27. Lovely shirt!!

    xx
    FashionEvELand | FEEL

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  28. Love the pattern mixing that you're doing in this outfit! It's so fun. You make it look elegant which is hard to do.

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  29. Gorgeous! I love your hair too xx

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  30. I generally mix prints that are in the same pattern scheme or ones that blend well together. Stripes are one of my favorite prints to mix.

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  31. i love it! especially your top.

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    xoXo

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  32. Whoa, I'm so surprised at how well these go together! I'm not one to wear busy and bold things usually, so it would take a big leap of "faith" to wear something like that. haha. But lately I've definitely been more excited about fashion and different patterns, so I actually like this combination! :)

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  33. Such a fabulous mix of print!! You look lovely!!

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  34. Nice post sweets.....
    may be we can follow each other..!!
    Keep in touch
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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am loving the mixed prints, such as cute top.

    Followed :)

    Hillary
    www.thefashiongawker.blogspot.com

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  36. We love the combination of the floral pants and polka dot top! so cute. this outfit definitely screams summer. we can't wait for it to warm up here so we can finally get back into our singlets and tanks!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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  37. Such a great idea on mixing prints! Great outfit!

    New follower :)

    Xo, Michelle

    mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  38. I love how you mixed these different prints!
    Now following via GFC.

    Xo, Elsa
    Mix and Match the F word

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  39. Hi Kimberly!! ^^

    What a lovely outfit! so inspirational! ^^

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  40. I like your polka dot blouse!
    xoxo
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  41. Really pretty polka dot blouse!

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  42. I think these prints look perfect together! Like you said, when mixing prints, they have to be of the same color scheme and of course, the accessories are important. I love the shoes and clutch you chose, they look great in this outfit.

    xx
    Tali
    www.RockMyHeels.com

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