Print mixing made easy

Spring has very nearly arrived in New England; the trees are starting to bud, it's raining pretty much every other day, and I'm so anxious to start getting my dresses back into rotation, that I'm willing to deal with a bit of a chill to do so.

Shopping for spring is one of my favorite activities as well. Bringing color and pattern back into my wardrobe after months of reaching for greys and blacks just feels so refreshing. When Cabi invited me to check out their new line for spring, the Andiamo collection,I was delighted to see whimsical prints and bright colors which I could easily mix with pieces I already have.

While I'm not print mixing extraordinaire, I'm more than happy to let a designer take the wheel and wear a piece where all the hard work was done for me. This Safari dress mixes leopard, chevron, and ikat prints, and it was just calling out to be worn with my new leather field jacket, which incidentally is also African inspired.

I'll be sharing a couple other pieces from the Andiamo collection this week, but naturally I had to start with my favorite!

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The Rundown
Safari Dress c/o Cabi
Brown Leather Jacket "Zippy" Anna Trzebinski via Roundabout similar
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Fringe Bucket Bag Margot via TJMaxx similar
Ascension Necklace House of Harlow via TJMaxx
Green Ring Taken for Granite similar
Gold Ring Thrifted

Monday Mingle

Cabi provided me with this piece for the purpose of this post. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!


  1. While I'm always excited for spring weather, I admit that I find spring and summer dressing more challenging than fall and winter dressing - probably because prints and colours are not my thing. I do, however, admire anyone who wears them well and you certainly fall into that category; not just anyone can pull off a mix of leopard and ikat, but you wear this dress so effortlessly, I don't think anyone could help but be impressed!

  2. Love the dress, screams Spring and that bag is amazing!

  3. Love when a dress does the print mixing for you -- this is so fun, and love the shoes you paired it with. I can see myself not being sure what to wear with it and these are the perfect solution!!


  4. Oooh, what a fun dress - such a seriously great print!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Do love the print mixing on this dress, look awesome on you! That fringe bucket bag is adorable.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  6. I like it layered with the jacket - I just checked it out in their webpage sans jacket and I am not too sold on it. I think you wore it beautifully.

  7. What a gorgeous dress! I never would have thought to mix those two patterns together but they really do work. Love how the jacket goes perfectly with it too!

  8. What a fun opportunity! I love the pretty colors in that dress and it pairs perfectly with your jacket!

  9. What a fun dress! Love the addition of the leather jacket! So chic!

  10. What a beautiful outfit, I love the mixing of patterns! Such cute accessories too xx

  11. I love that dress! The print is fantastic!

  12. I'm not a big print mixer either, but this dress is so pretty! I love the print at the bottom and it looks great on you!

    Nicole to the Nines

  13. What a fun dress, I love pieces that requires no thinking.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  14. That dress is gorgeous, love the print mix.


  15. This dress is so much fun, I love a good print mix! That jacket is total perfection with it :)

  16. Wow, what a stunning and fun dress! I think I need one too:) Kisses, sweetie

  17. The hotter it gets the harder it is for me to dress! I end up just basically living in dresses which I feel like gets SO boring!
    The Adored Life

  18. Yay for pre-print-mixing dresses! I love that you said it does all the hard work for you. Yep, print mixing can be so tough for me. I am still so in love with that coat of yours. It makes you look like detective.

  19. I Love this dress on You and the options are endless for an easy breezy summer.