over50feeling40: Bold Prints...Nothing to Fear!
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Mar 7, 2012

Bold Prints...Nothing to Fear!


YEA…it’s Wednesday! Anyone who has read this blog for very long knows that I am not afraid of a big, bold print! But, since some of you want a gentle push and since I am attempting to tone things down just a bit, here is one idea….ONLY WEAR ONE BOLD PRINT! If it is on the bottom, then wear a solid neutral on top…if it is one the top, then place the sold neutral on bottom.

Belt: $1 at Goodwill
Bracelet: Attitudes at Stein Mart

Bold Pattern Mixing is usually done by the brave, uber-creative fashionistas and is something many of us attempt eventually. But, if you have print-fear, you might want to try wearing one at a time, before you dive into the more challenging territories.


Jacket: Old Navy
Black Blouse and Skirt: Lane Bryant


I hope some of you have enjoyed the quotes I am sharing from the mystery person I will introduce you to later in the week. Some of the things this person says really inspire me, and today’s quote is perfect for the topic about stepping out of our comfort zones:
"Purpose encourages risk – taking a chance, calling someone for support, reinventing your fashion look – and discovering that the easiest way to recharge your batteries is to just keep setting higher goals."

In Texas, we love big, bold colors!  Last year, we were in a severe drought at this time and we did not have our usual wildflowers blooming.  But, this year the rain came, and yesterday I caught the first of our bluebonnets, the state flower!!






Does anyone else have ideas for our to best style big, bold, bright prints??


14 comments:

  1. Pam, I think you're spot on! I do love a bold print, but I only do one at a time. While runways and magazines are full of print mixing; I think it rarely translates to everyday life. You did great with this skirt! Hugs! ~Serene

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  2. I shy away from bold prints, but I do like your tip, Pam: I will happily wear a bold skirt or even print handbag, or a bold scarf as a a belt. You look great in bolds, and have I told you lately how healthy and lovely your hair is?

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  3. Ah, I am a BIG fan of the BIG bold print! Your skirt is especially stunning!

    I like to mix mine up with other prints or stripes or solid brights or... I use my print as a palette for the other bits.

    I am happy to see that the bluebonnets are out. YAY!
    Looking forward to meeting you at TxSC.
    The rain prediction has thrown a wrench into my planned outfits, however.

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  4. I spotted my first bluebonnets of the season yesterday as I drove to campus! Love seeing the swaths of blue! Great outfit -- I really like the bold print of the skirt with the solid top, as it still allows the eye to be drawn to your face.

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  5. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, beautiful blog, beautiful photos, and beautiful you in bold colours!!!
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  6. Hi Pam!

    I love bold prints as well and i would were it with another pattern, same color palette but maybe a smaller pattern- But i like what you did with your skirt.

    Ariane xxxxx

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  7. Pam, you know I love them too! I agree with what you say about wearing only one. I just don't have what it takes to confidently wear too many patterns together. I love seeing them on others, but I just can't carry it off too well. I do have a number of patterned skirts, but as I have said before, I really don't like skirts.
    You look so fabulous in this outfit. I love the bracelet and belt.

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  8. I find it easiest to wear bold prints on a dress -- then I don't have to worry about what to wear it with, as with separates!

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  9. I love this look! Wearing patterns I usually do on the bottom, Like Skirts or dresses.I don't have many patterned tops because I feel like they are to memorable and I can't wear them too often or I'll feel like I'm wearing the same thing over and over again. I know, weird habit.

    But you pulled of the bold look beautifully, love the silver belt!!

    LiteralGemini

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  10. Amazing skirt, Pam. I love the whole outfit, it just sings with the joy of living!

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  11. Cute outfit. I also love mixing bold prints/colors with military green.
    xx
    maya

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  12. I love bold prints & your skirt caught my eye right away....very beautiful on you! I usually wear one print at a time.

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  13. You wear BOLD SOOOO well! I love your skirt! I have one similar that I normally wear with a black jacket. Great minds!!

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  14. Oh, the flowers are so pretty. I like the bold print with dark top.

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