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Style Challenge

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Are you ready for a style challenge, or does the thought of learning a new style trick make you want to run and hide? If you have yet to master pattern mixing, currently on-trend, then today’s your lucky day. Remember how prints are mixed in 2016 is not to be confused with a by-gone era when plaids and polka dots never crossed paths. Back in the day, we may have dabbled with mixed prints on any given day, but when our mothers caught sight of it… We were immediately marched back to our rooms, then kindly assisted with our wardrobe selections. Aren’t you glad certain fashion rules have been broken forever?

So who’s ready to learn mix prints like a pro? Well then… What are we waiting for? Let’s take a look at just how easy it is to become a pattern mixing expert.

Let’s start with something easy, like stripes, because Jenna Lyons swears stripes go with everything. So let’s put that sage advice to the test.

FIRST: Keep your fabric in the same color family. In this case, marine blue.

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SECOND: Mix prints of different scales, horizontal and vertical, skinny and fat, wide and thin.

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style challenge

THIRD: Double up on the same print. Um, yeah. Stripes y’all.

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style challenge

style challenge


Didn’t I tell you this was easy? Now, it’s your turn to become a master of mixed prints.

If there’s a style challenge you would like me to tackle here on 1010 Park Place, just leave a comment at the bottom of my post.

‘Cuz we all know I love to put style to the test.

And yes, I’m wearing glasses in this photo shoot. But on most days I wear contacts. If you didn’t have a chance to catch my story how I transitioned to contact lenses at the ripe age of 54, you could read all about it here.


  • Charlesñjoycee Silverman October 23, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Beyond cute ! Hugs

    • Beth Djalali October 24, 2016 at 6:06 am

      awww, you are a sweetheart. and this outfit is comfy to boot!

  • 1010ParkPlace October 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I’m speaking at the Texas Conference of Women on November 15th. Amal Clooney and Diane von Furstenberg are keynote speakers, so the fashion bar will be pretty high. I have a chic, black, knee-length dress, but my feet can’t handle heels. Am thinking about flats although I’ve been seeing lots of brogans. What do you suggest? xoxo, Brenda

    • Beth Djalali October 24, 2016 at 6:08 am

      i’m putting my thinking cap on, brenda. stay tuned for the next blog post!

  • Jen Lawrence October 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you for the tips! That’s a very smart look!

    • theresa larkins October 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      1010 parkplace: wear wedges. they look as good as a heel but has comfort to spare.

      • Beth Djalali October 24, 2016 at 6:15 am

        great suggestion, theresa! wedges are sooo comfortable and add height.

        • 1010ParkPlace October 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm

          Theresa and Beth, Depends on the wedges whether the ball of my right foot can handle my weight. Would still appreciate some ideas for a flatter shoe. Brenda

    • Beth Djalali October 24, 2016 at 6:14 am

      thanks, jen! don’t you love outfits that you can lounge around the house in, but if you have to zip to the grocery store you’re ready to hop in the car?
      am i the only one who forgets the one item i went to the supermarket in the first place? #grocerystoregoals

  • Jill October 24, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Speaking of rules, is there a rule for twill khaki pants? Can I wear them all year?

    • beth November 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      hi jill!

      if you feel comfortable wearing khaki pants year round then why not? style is all about what makes you feel great. because when you feel great you step out the door armed with confidence. and isn’t that what it’s all about?

  • Donna October 26, 2016 at 7:52 am

    “marched back to our room”…yep, it was a cardinal sin to mix patterns back in the day…good tip on keeping everything in the (same color) family.

    • beth November 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      hi donna!
      i always get a kick when i stroll down memory lane and remember all the ‘do’s and don’ts that existed back in the day. we’ve come a long way baby.

  • Ana Bogusky October 26, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Looking great, Beth! And good advice. 🙂

    • beth November 2, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      hi ana!
      as always, you are a sweetheart! but isn’t it darn fun to mix things up with pattern? hope you are enjoying fall!

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