Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pattern Mixing

I am the first person to admit that I like to match. There I said it! I don't want to be that person who has too many things going on in their outfit that you don't see me- you see my outfit. But after watching What Not to Wear (a lot!) and seeing all of my friends on Instagram mixing and matching their prints and patterns, I decided it was time to give it a try.

I started with a plaid shirt and a striped sweater and then a solid pant. Why not throw on my favorite leopard loafers and a statement necklace? The look below is what I wore all day.


I was outside in the evening so I decided to change up the look a little. I added my favorite boots and threw on the herringbone vest.



What do you think of pattern mixing? Do you try it at all or do you play it safe? Start out small and try it with two patterns and see what you think. The key is to make sure that they are all in the same color family. 

Thanks for reading and following along! 

Sandae


10 comments:

  1. I never would have thought to put stripes over plaid but it looks great! And I love your boots! Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy! You know how much I love these old boots! They've been everywhere!

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  2. I'm addicted to pattern mixing. I have to remind myself that it's OK to actually coordinae. Lol looks fantastic!!

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  3. Thank you, Joelle! You're right! I have been doing it a lot more lately too!

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  4. I am barely confident in the way I look when I think I match. I haven't tried this; but you have done it in a subtle way and it's not real loud. I like it!

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    1. Thank you! I just stay in the same color family- don't do anything too loud! Start small and sooner or later you will feel more comfortable!

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  5. I definitely want to start mixing more patterns after reading this! This outfit is awesome! Both ways! :)

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  6. I've been trying to collect different patterns that work together lately so I can try to mix things as well. I really like the look of it and I love your outfit! It looks great.

    Marie H.
    www.progressionbydesign.com

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  7. Thank you for the compliments and for reading, Marie!

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