J. Crew linen top, polka dot shorts, Grove City Premium Outlets, Summer Outfit
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Print on Print Summer Outfit

Today at STYLEanthropy, I wanted to share with you this print on print summer outfit that I #FoundAtSimon a few weeks ago. To give you a refresher, I went to the Grove City Premium Outlets in Pennsylvania and was provided a gift card to shop for some summer looks. I first found a pool side look that I featured here. So for my second look, I went with some print mixing, summer edition!

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Of course, Louis wanted in too. “Mom, is this how you pose? Look at my leg!” – @Louis_the_Beagle

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Print on Print Summer Outfit

I take pride in my print mixing skills, can you tell? Hehe. You can say I’m an eclectic dresser. But all I can say is that I like to have fun with fashion. I can wear different styles depending on my mood. I can be preppy, girly, boho, boyish, goth and so much more – all depends on what I want to be that day. That’s the beauty of fashion and style. You can try different trends, take risks, and put your own spin. For this summer outfit, I wanted to mix two totally different prints.

When I found these at the J. Crew Factory store at the Premium Outlets, I instantly knew I wanted to pair them together. I hesitated for a bit, just looking at the two pieces on my hand. One was a linen leaf print, and the other was a lime green and white polka dot preppy pair of shorts. But when I tried them on inside the fitting room, I was convinced. I can almost hear Tim Gunn saying, “Make it work”! Yes, Tim, making it work!

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The key to print mixing is finding one or two similar colors or shades in both pieces. No matter how opposite or opposing their prints are, when you find a neutral ground, you CAN make it work! With both prints having white, and both pieces are light and breezy (perfect summer features), I knew they would complement each other.

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My blue polka dot hat is another clashing print. But it takes the polka dot print from my shorts and the blues on my linen blouse. So I say, yes, it’s working, alright!

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Finally, a white and blue striped tote was another print that I added into the mix. With the blue and white (off white/creamy canvas), again, it tied nicely to this summer outfit.

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WEARING: linen-cotton leaf print shirt c/o Premium Outlets; polka dot shorts c/o Premium Outlets; Gap Factory hat c/o Premium Outlets; Old Navy Tres Chic tote (can’t find online but this tote is a similar one) c/o Premium Outlets; Forever 21 espadrille wedge sandals and tote is a similar one necklaces; Lydell NYC cuff c/o.

Thanks to the Grove City Premium Outlets for having me! Can’t wait to be back to look for more summer finds and score great deals.

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