how to mix prints: stripes go with everything

 

 

Stripes go with everything…so when it comes time to experiment with mixing prints, why not mix a bunch of stripes together?

Wearings prints (and mixing them!) can permanently solve your problem of what to wear to work without looking boring.

This blouse and top combo is certainly not for wallflowers. But when you get down to it, all that’s happening here is black and white stripes with some red thrown in. Simple, classic, but in this particular combination, incredibly bold and certainly not plain!

The moira tote is a perfect tote bag to compliment this celebration of stripes.  Moira is also all about black and white and red (with a little bit of surprise gold in the lining!), and windowpane check is just another version of stripes, after all.

Does this kind of print mixing seem impossible? Maybe you want to start off with some simpler experiments…subscribe to the Insider’s List and I’ll send you 7 style experiments you can try right now. You’ll be fearlessly wearing prints in no time, and feeling happy and confident while you do it!

 

 

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stripes go with everything, part 4: windowpane check

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  windowpane check by hollandcox   Windowpane check is one of my favorite patterns – it’s really just stripes masquerading as a plaid! It looks good in any color combination, and can be made appropriate for any occasion. This midi skirt is a great foundation for an outfit to wear to the office (click the […]

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stripes go with everything, part 3: a new take on chevron

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chevron stripes by hollandcox   Chevron stripes have been trendy long enough for them to start looking tired, don’t you think? Which is why lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with the curvy, wavy chevron that I drew on the cassandra tote…a little bolder and much more interesting than the chevron stripes you usually see. […]

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stripes go with everything, part 2

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  how to wear hot pink by hollandcox   Just like black and white stripes, color blocking is an easy and painless way to add interest and style to your outfit, and to get away from wearing boring, head-to-toe solids all the time. This blouse and skirt combo is great to wear to the office […]

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stripes go with everything

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  how to wear prints to the office by hollandcox   Wearing prints is a fantastic way to elevate your outfit and stand out in a crowd, because most people are afraid of them. But where to start, if your closet is full of solid colors? Give black and white stripes a try. It is […]

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coming soon to Holland Cox

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the all-new zip pouches in progress   Very soon I will have new work to share with you! I am in the middle of finishing up my next collection, which will include new, bold and bright iterations of the fashion and travel accessories I like to make the most. I’ve been making things under the […]

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the denim dress formula: work and play

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  denim dress formula: casual friday by hollandcox   Sometimes you want to wear something a little more fun to work, because you have somewhere very interesting to go after work… For this version of the denim dress formula, I chose a dress with a more flirty silhouette. The felicity tote is the obvious companion […]

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the denim dress formula for the office

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the denim dress formula for the office by hollandcox   The denim dress formula works for practically any occasion! All you need is a denim dress, an awesome bag, and any shoes. For a professional look, you can follow the same guidelines as styling a miniskirt for the office. Just like wearing a miniskirt to […]

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the denim dress formula: how to wear red to the office

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  how to wear red to the office by hollandcox   Sometimes you need a little pick-me-up, a shot of something to get you through the (work) week. Wearing red is the perfect fake-it-till-you-make-it hack for looking and feeling energized when you really just want to take a nap! For this edition of the denim […]

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the denim dress formula: amber and indigo

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  the denim dress formula: amber and indigo by hollandcox   The denim dress formula is only three parts: a denim dress, an awesome bag, and ANY shoes. But what if you want to add accessories? For this styling idea, I was inspired by the classic combination of dark, indigo blue denim and gold stitching […]

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