Mixing patterns – how far can you go
We mixed floral and leopard, leopard and plaid, leopard and stripes, stripes and plaids, you name it. Now I’m trying something new, at least new for me. And it’s a big trend right now – namely mixing similar pattern like plaid and gingham.
It’s like summer meets winter as the former is associated a cold season, the latter a warm season weave pattern. Well, it’s still fall here in the Interior. An unusually long fall to be precise. Typically, it’s done after three to four weeks. But we still have no notable snow. The little we had/have looks like an idiot powered the area with a bag of cage sand for little song birds. 😉
Gingham shirt with plaid skirt
Let’s get back to the look of the day. When hanging back clothes into my closet somehow I came close with my gingham shirt to the pleated plaid skirt that was hanging in my created outfit area. Do you have a place where you put the pieces of an outfit idea to wait for the right weather? Or is this just me?
Anyhow, mixing prints and pattern can look so stylish. I love this trend. What about you?
Anyhow, I realized the two pieces have the same colors and the idea sparked to try to wear them together in a fall outfit for work. I know, I am now wearing the same skirt at the Top of the World Style linkup party than I did last week. However, this week I styled the skirt quite differently and in three variations. Last week I styled the midi skirt as an almost monochromatic fall style for work. In case you missed the outfit, I added the link so you can easily see it.
Layering is key when styling a gingham shirt for fall
To make this summery blouse a great summer-to-fall transition look – temperature and style wise, I went for layering. A blue long sleeve halftee underneath the gingham button-down, and then a leather jacket on top for the commute to work. I kept the look in red-white and blue.
Midi skirts are tricky for petites
Being a petite, I went to accentuate my waist using my Gucci belt that I scored on eBay. I added heels to look tall and elongate the legs. I picked my red tote and not my red shoulder bag as I wanted to meet with my hubby immediately after work for date night. Thus, I had my red pumps in the tote for going out, and wore the nude pumps with red block heels at work. The nude color makes the legs look long. Normally I don’t wear “work clothes” for date night. But I had to work late and so just swapping the shoes had to do it. Pointy toe red pumps are so sexy. Don’t you think so? I love pointy toe pumps.
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Welcome to the 181st Top of the World Style linkup party
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Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav: Jacqui Berry
Jacqui from Mumma B Stylish became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She is the style blogger at Mummy B Stylish. What a great classic coat with a twist! Well, and a great trendy piece right now too. Recall plaid is having a moment (again).
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Top of the World OOTD My Fav: Grace
Grace showed various great outfits in her post. Grace is the lifestyle, travel, fitness and style blogger at Color and Grace.
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Top of the World Style Winner of the Week: Lorena
Lorena, the lifestyle blogger at My Everyday Wear, won the Top of the World Style feature. What a nice dress for the office.
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