made up of complementary elements taken from different sets or sources: a mix-and-match approach to interior decoration.
to combine in a harmonious or interesting way, as articles of clothing in an ensemble.
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How to use mix-and-match in a sentence
And what about that random mix-and-match motley-fool pattern of a Russian Olympic team jacket we saw you in at Sochi?Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene | P. J. O’Rourke | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those mix-and-match looks evolved into pieces from Alexander McQueen, Etro, and Dior.Inside the High-End Fashion Sensibility on CBS’s ‘The Good Wife’ | Jace Lacob | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Other Idioms and Phrases with mix-and-match
Combine different items in a number of ways. For example, The store displayed skirts, blouses, and slacks in colors that one could mix and match. [Mid-1900s]
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