How to mix gingham, plaid and leather without looking like a punk

#over50fashion Blogger Nicole in red, white and blue office fall outfit

Mixing patterns – how far can you go

We mixed floral and leopard, leopard and tartan, leopard and stripes, stripes and plaids. Now I’m trying something new, at least new for me. 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.

#fashionover50 style blogger mixing a gingham shirt with plaid skirt for an autumn work outfit
The work outfit. Gucci suede leather silver enamel bamboo belt and buckle, Celine bag, Pendleton pleated plaid midi skirt, pantyhose, Calvin Klein block heel pumps with crocodile imprint, garnet necklace, dangling earrings and bracelet, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), long sleeve halftee c/o Halftee, and gingham diagonal button front shirt c/o Whistle River

Gingham shirt with plaid skirt

When hanging back clothes into my closet somehow I came close with my gingham shirt to the pleated plaid skirt that was hanging on 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?

#maturestyle Nicole in gingham blouse, plaid wool skirt, block heel shoes and statement cuff
Side view of office look with Gucci belt, Pendleton tartan wool skirt, pantyhose, Calvin Klein block heels, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), halftee c/o Halftee, and gingham button down c/o Whistle River

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, click the link to see it.

#over50style Nicole in mixed pattern with red heels
Here the look of the night after switching the nude shoes with red ones. Gucci blue enamel belt and buckle, Celine medium size tote, Pendleton plaid skirt, pantyhose, Gloria vander Bilt pumps, garnet necklace, earrings and bracelet, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), halftee c/o Halftee, and gingham shirt c/o Whistle River

Layering is key when styling a gingham shirt for fall

To make the summer blouse work for fall – temperature and style wise, I went for layering. A blue long sleeve halftee underneath the gingham button-down, and them a leather jacket on top for the commute to work. I kept the look in red-white and blue.

#petitestyle petite woman looking tall in a midi skirt with high heels and accentuates waist using a wide belt
Side view of the date night version of the LOTD. Gucci wide blue belt, Celine top handle work tote, Pendleton tartan midi skirt, pantyhose, Gloria vander Bilt red heels, Hermes collier de chien bangle, garnet earrings and necklace (all own), long sleeve halftee c/o Halftee, and button-down c/o Whistle River

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.

#streetstyle plaid pattern and biker jacket street style
Spencer & Graham white leather biker jacket, Gucci belt and buckle, Celine tote, Pendleton skirt, pantyhose, Gloria vander Bilt heels, garnet necklace, barrette (all own), halftee c/o Halftee, and shirt c/o Whistle River

 

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Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav: Jacqui Berry

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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

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Grace the travel, lifestyle, fitness and fashion blogger at Color and Grace became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

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

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Lorena, the blogger at My Everyday Wear was the Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

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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