28 March 2011

Pattern Mixing: Attempt 1

The fashion blogger world is abuzz with the new spring concepts: color blocking and pattern mixing. I'm a failure at both and quite honestly I lack a lot of pattern in my wardrobe.  Color blocking I may be able to handle, but pattern mixing?

Today I stuck a toe out into the waters of pattern mixing, and it felt just fine. I know that color is more prominent in a lot of mixing that I see, but it's still so wintery here that I'm tucked into my wool skirts and cozy sweaters which lean heavily toward the neutral side.

Outfit consist of:
Sweater: black and white striped cardigan by Talbots found at Goodwill
Top: black tank top by Express found at TJ Maxx
Belt: black and clear belt found at Last Chance
Skirt: 1980s wool skirt by Christina found at Goodwill
Tights: black and white patterned tights found at TJ Maxx
Shoes: black Nine West shoes found at TJ Maxx


Martha said...

WHAT! Look at your pretty hair in the first picture!

I am also, as you know, afeared of/lacking in patterned items to mix, but this post gave me inspiration!

Amanda / Rust Belt Threads said...

I'm so clueless when it comes to pattern mixing. I blame my mom telling me not mix prints when I was little!

Meghan Brinson said...

I find this an unoffensive version of pattern-mixing! I know as someone who is willing to appear in public sans-pants, I shouldn't talk, but I think that the really aggressive form of this trend is going to make us snicker in about 10 yrs!

Aimée - Vint Condition said...

Thanks all! Pattern mixing is a bit out of my realm. I'm not really comfortable with it either especially since I'm of the mix a color with a neutral and make sure your shoes match club. I'll keep trying though!