If you look into my closet, you will notice a lot of basics and lots of stripes. What my closet does lack is prints, whether it be graphic or floral I tend to be drawn to solid colors.   That is until as of late, I have been obsessed with mixing prints. For me, especially a girl who is living in the Midwest, this could be a “risky” choice. There are a few tricks of the trade I have learned over the years that make mixing prints easy as can be (even when it comes to interiors).  When deciding to mix prints, I suggest mixing a large print and a small print with similar colors throughout. If you are not quite as confident, try a neutral pallet to start.  Also, in most cases, I would wear a solid purse and heels and keep the jewelry simple to bring the outfit together.  

I recently scored this cheetah designer clutch at T.J. Maxx and instantly fell in love. Since it is still neutral in color, I can mix it with just about anything.  It gave my LBD a bit of sass, and this outfit a little dimension. Where I normally would keep my bag neutral when mixing prints, this just seemed to work perfectly.  

Camo is another huge trend for Fall. I have always been a fan probably my Texas roots (Thanks Mom!) Making sure the fit is just right; is everything (as Rachel Zoe always says). I love to pair a silk top with the casual pants to dress it them a bit and make sure they do not look “country”. I could not believe I found this designer top at T.J. Maxx, it was a major score for one of my favorite brands at just a fraction of the price that I normally would pay.  Let’s just say I have been wearing it on repeat all of last week.  

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about.  At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal.

Designer Top, Cheetah Clutch, and Red Lipstick via T.J. Maxx 

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J.Maxx via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of T.J.Maxx.

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