Fabulous Friday’s Linkup Party- Styling Questions on Bold Colours, Prints and More!

Recap discussion of this post – Francais apres la partie en anglais.

NOTE before I start rambling on: I’ve decided to start a podcast and integrate it here whenever possible (In both French and English). This gives you the opportunity to listen instead of reading, if you prefer. As well, I find this a more inclusive way of communicating with my online community. Please be patient as I’m just a rookie at this! Eventually I will be asking you to come along and participate in interviews- as well as, written and visual interviews. Would you like that? So exciting!!. Thanks for indulging me- I appreciate you so much:)

STYLING QUESTIONS for this Friday:

1)How much is too much print mixing? 2) How bold, bold, bold can ya go? 3)Can an accessory make or break the outfit?

If you’re counting on trends and fashion gurus to guide and dictate what’s right or what’s wrong …chances are you’re gonna end up in a whirlwind of constant shopping. Because let’s face it fashion trends are always on the move; changing constantly. BUT! If you can answer the 3 complex questions above with your gut and creativity- you’re gonna get something right: personal style & a great mood! Two uber important factors to looking fabulous!

How do I answer these 3…Well, let’s look at what I styled up this week…

1) The more print mixing the better- and I’ll only stop if the outfit smothers me and my smile is not the first thing coming at you.

2) Bold has to work with me, not walk in front of me. In other words, the boldness of the colour has to bring out the best in me. We all have colours we naturally gravitate towards- and most often those are the ones that suit us best; we feel lively and refreshed, looking super- Bam- cool!

3) For me an accessory is a statement that I’ll wear to complement an outfit or make it stand out or pop. An accessory can also change the whole look of an outfit that I’ve become bored with, by transforming it. Also, some of my best outfits have come out by me starting with the accessory and building a look around it! Try it!

Lastly, I like to think of style as beauty: it all starts in the eye of the beholder. Own your personal style and wear your taste with confidence.

What are your answers to these ?

This week I have TWO FAVOURITE FASHION DIVAS from last week’s Linkup Party!!!

These Fashion Divas are right on point with today’s fashion and styling questions!!

In no particular order… Here we go!

FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA: Emma of Style Splash! I am completely BANANAS over this Dress!!!! Vintage drop-dead gorgeousness!! Right?!!

Orange Print Vintage Maxi Dress, Modalu orange fringed bag

AND my other FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA: Laura of I DoDeclaire ! Excuse me…but how deliciously perfect are these bold beautiful colours ( the earrings too!)? She looks incredible!

I Earned My Stripes & Confident Twosday Linkup

My FAVOURITE FASHION READ: BY Angie of Your True Self Blog: How to Wear Sheer Clothing With Confidence. Confidence is utmost important- and styling can make it happen. Such great tips!

sheer shawl

That’s it for today ladies…Stay tuned when this Monday my Thrifty Six Girlfriends and I share our fun looks- if you love vintage- you’re gonna love it!!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!


See you there!!


I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)


The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L


Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb


Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl


A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun


Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

A Simply Lovely Life


I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace


Traffic Jam Weekend

Grammy’s Grid (all month long!)


Fine Whatever Blog

33 thoughts on “Fabulous Friday’s Linkup Party- Styling Questions on Bold Colours, Prints and More!

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  1. But you wear prints like the best! I couldn’t pul of more then 2 prints. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

  2. You are particularly adept at mixing prints, Lucy! I aspire to be as good at it as you one day. Bold is good! And actually, I’m all about the accessories. Although the post I’ve linked today is more of a philosophical rant, I almost trashed the outfit pics. It was an outfit that once upon a time I would have been satisfied with, but no longer. It is totally uninspired.


    1. I was just at your blog this morning and didn’t see that post…Going back now. I find you’re so good at print mixing!! Don’t be down on yourself- love your creativity xx

  3. That checked dress is beautiful on you! I love the mustard yellow with the navy and red too! I really need to get better at print mixing, but I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with colour!

    Thanks for the link up 🙂

    Hope that you are having a good weekend 🙂 We enjoyed the summer-like weather yesterday at the playground 🙂

    1. Oh thank you Mica! I love your sense of style- and your colour choices! Have a great weekend too- thanks so much xx

  4. Hey, Lucy! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I’ve actually been admiring your style on Shelbee’s blog for a while, so it seems we are meant to be soul-sisters when it comes to bold fashion! I am definitely on the “wear it all” bandwagon, and love to have a distinctive accessory (or three!) to zhuzh things up.

    That plaid dress is made even more awesome by the addition of the orange accessories. It’s just fab, period. I’m a fan of pattern-mixing and bright colours in general, so nice to meet another blogger who is simpatico.

    Have a rockin’ good weekend – I’ve subscribed via email, so you’ll see me a bit more. Thanks very much for the link-party – I’ll be joining you!

    1. Oh Sheila!! Thanks so much! I’ve also subscribed to your blog! I love your style- and we definitely do look like fashion soul-sisters!! I can’t wait to read more:) Are you on Instagram as well? Have a fabulous weekend darling!

      1. Sorry, nope, no IG – I don’t actually own a phone! My entire online presence is the blog: no FB, no LinkedIn, nuthin’. I minimize my online presence (aside from the 10K pics of myself splashed all over the internet, ha ha).

      2. Oh Sheila- that’s actually amazing! You are queen my friend- boss lady! We all need to take up your example. In any case, I’m happy to have connected with you!! Have a great week xx

  5. Hey, I loved hearing your sweet voice! The video and audio are a great addition and it doesn’t feel like you are a rookie at all! Love the tips, especially about the use of bold color “walking with me” not in front of me!! Happy weekend.

    xx Darlene

    1. Oh Darlene you cannot imagine how much I value your input- thanks so much! I hope it succeeds as I want our community to join and for it to benefit us all. xx

  6. So many fabulous pattern mixing outfits!! I don’t usually go too crazy with print mixing but this post definitely makes me want to get out of my comfort zone. I especially love the look with the blue sweatshirt and patterned pants!

    Miles of smiles,


  7. Such a great post, Lucy! I have never paid much attention to style rules and I have always just done my own thing for as long as I can remember. Bold print mixes, yes please. Statement making colors, I’ll take those, too! And accessories are totally my jam. You can get so creative with them. I am loving all the features this week, too! Thanks for hosting, my friend. Have a wonderful wekend.


    1. Thanks so much Shelbee- it makes me so happy that my friends come on here and read up on what’s going on in my tiny part of the blogworld:) Have a great week too xx

    1. Thank you beautiful Laura:) And your dress made my heart sing- loved featuring you xx

  8. Hi, Lucy – You are so fun; I always get new inspiration from your bold styling! I loved print mixing before it became acceptable. A woman on the street was once aghast at my “bad taste” when I combined prints a decades ago. I’m glad we can have so much fun with it freely now! Thanks so much for featuring my post on How to Wear Sheer Clothing with Confidence.” XO – Angie, yourtrueselfblog.com

  9. You are an absolute master of pattern mixing! Most of us could never hope to do it as confidently and exuberantly as you. Fully agree on a statement accessory making or breaking an outfit- boots, metallic belts, jewellery, scarves. I buy accessories when I don’t see any clothes I like. Means I can give a lift to lots of outfits.

    1. Oh that is so kind of you Gail! Thank you- I appreciate it:) And I totally agree with you on accessories- I absolutely do the same as you! Have a great week xx

    1. Thanks so much Jill! And styling according to shoes is such a fantastic way of changing your view on pieces to style. Love it! Have a great week xx

  10. The way you mix prints is so clever! I love the plaid dress with the mustard scarf and belt. Thanks so much for featuring me! The dress is still at the dry cleaner’s…I’m keeping everything crossed the stains come out! Thanks for hosting and linking up!

    Emma xxx

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