Plus Size Mixed Prints Work Outfit

If you remember my “Mixing Prints and Patterns” post, I gave you some tips for print mixing and outfit ideas.  And I used the same concepts in this plus size mixed prints outfit.  You should definitely head over to that post for examples, but below are the key takeaways:

Tips for Mixing Prints & Patterns

  1. Mix big with small and small with big.  Mixing prints is about creating interest and contrast.  So you’ll want to mix a bold stripe or print with a small stripe or print.  For example, a big floral print mixes well with a small stripe.
  2. Treat stripes and dots as a solid color.  For example, treat a navy and white stripe as though it were just solid navy.  Mix it with a print or pattern you would ordinarily match to solid navy.
  3. Leopard is a neutral.  Period.  It goes with everything.  So is camo, in my opinion.
  4. Mix two prints to start.  Then add a neutral, such a leopard print or camo to really mix it up.
  5. Advanced Tip: Use the color wheel to mix and match complementary colors.  More on that here.

Putting It All Together

As you can see below, I used tip #1 mixing a small scale leopard print with a larger floral print.  Further, I used tip #2 by treating the leopard print as a solid, light camel color, when planning the outfit.

The camel color is similar to the mustard in the floral print.  But, more importantly it is a complementary color to the purple in both the floral top and the blazer (tip #5).  You can read more about complementary colors here.  Basically, yellow and violet are across from one another on the color wheel.

And lastly, for some added texture, I chose a croc embossed tote bag in black.  It just adds a third “print” to make the outfit a bit more interesting.

If this outfit feels a little “too much” for you, you could always wear the blazer and top with a black pant or skirt.  Then add some extra interest with a leopard shoe.

Plus Size Mixed Prints Work Outfit

Plus Size Mixed Prints Work Outfit - Leopard print skirt with a floral top and a purple blazer for fall - #plussize #alexawebb

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10 thoughts on “Plus Size Mixed Prints Work Outfit

  1. Such a great post! This makes the idea of mixing so much easier, you’re just awesome in my opinion. Thanks again for such great fashion advice.

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