Pattern Mixing: The Easy Way

what lizzy loves pattern mix midi dress

Florals, stripes and animal print. I love wearing pattern and very often mix two or more together. I’m not one for clashing though. Not usually anyway. I like my prints to look cohesive and to compliment each other.

Pattern Mixing: The Easy Way

There are a lot of current designs that take the thought out of pattern mixing. There are so many dresses for example, with two or more prints. Much like this dress here. I wanted something new to wear for my afternoon tea at Bettys. A tea dress seemed the obvious choice and this mix and match midi caught my eye when I was scrolling through the Asos website. (By the way, it has since been reduced to £24.50 and is available in all sizes at the time of writing. It runs slightly large, so if you’re between sizes, I’d suggest sizing down).

pattern mix midi dress

The frill detail is obviously a different pattern to that of the main dress. But, as you can see the stems of the tulips on the main dress is navy, as is the background of the frill. Also, the blue of the main dress is echoed in some of the flowers in the frill. The prints are different but they have some common colours. This idea is easy to transfer to separates. So long as there is a common colour, two different prints are likely to work together very well.

pattern mixing made easy

Pattern Mixing: Choose An Accent Colour

I wanted to add a little more pattern and decided that the best way was to once again, choose a colour in the main dress. I picked the red of the tulips and added my striped bag, from Yoshi last year. (It’s sold out in this shape, but there are other styles in the same red and white striped leather).

what lizzy loves pattern mixing floral dress

To keep the look elegant and pulled-together, I wore red shoes and red earrings.

what lizzy loves floral and stripes pattern mixing

what lizzy loves floral pattern mixing midi dress

pattern mixing florals

what lizzy loves Asos blue floral frill dress

Asos pattern mixing midi dress

what lizzy loves red tassel earrings

what lizzy loves skipton canal



Shop My Pattern Mix Look

Rouge Dior 999,Maybelline Go Colossal Mascara, Leather Black



My bag was a gift from Yoshi last year and my shoes and earrings were gifts from Next this season. I bought the dress myself. This isn't a sponsored post. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog and me.


  1. kev simmons
    June 16, 2018 / 10:27 am

    strawberrys and cream

    • elizabeth
      June 18, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Thank you so much xxx

  2. St
    June 16, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Lovely colours.Shoes go well are they from Next.Is the dress a loose fit

    • elizabeth
      June 18, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Thank you very much. Yes, the shoes are from Next- they come in other colours too. And yes, the dress is loose, but ties in with the belt. If ypu’re between sizes though, I’d advise sizing down xxx

    • elizabeth
      June 18, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Thank you so much! I hope you had a lovely weekend xxx

    • elizabeth
      June 18, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Oh thank you Kareema. Yes, I couldn’t resist it when I saw it xxx

  3. Sue
    June 17, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Love the posts, thanks and have bought the Lotus espadrilles after seeing them on your blog. I’m definitely keeping the pewter ones, love them, but am tempted to keep the blue ones I bought too…. Ordered both for choice, but…. can’t really justify both, but the pewter ones are so comfortable. Thanks for showing them off.

    • elizabeth
      June 18, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Oh you’re so welcome Sue. I love espadrilles. I find them to be very versatile and comfortable. The pewter Lotus ones are so pretty aren’t they xxx

  4. June 17, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Super cute outfit Liz!
    Yeah pattern mixing or clashing can be a bit hit & miss for me so I love it when the dress includes a little of it’s own. I have a floral dress with stripes on the neck & cuffs that is perfect for this. It’s a great combo I think xx

    • elizabeth
      June 18, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Thank you MT. This dress made it so easy!!! I agree that stripes and florals are a winning combo xxxx

  5. June 18, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    Lovely dress Liz. I absolutely love it on you and how you make it even more stunning with all your red details, including the lipstick! For me it would be too much I think, though I love the tulips of course-being Dutch, since I would be lost in this dress with my overly petite frame. For someone taller like you, it’s a superb choice. I am sure you will wear this beauty a lot. Love, Lieske

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