You can mix plaid with camouflage

Ok, ok, I admit, I did it again – mixing prints and patterns. In this Casual Friday look, I paired a plaid Irish riding blazer with my skinny camouflage cargo pants. This eclectic style outfit works because they have colors of the same family, the patterns are of distinctively different size, and one expects slim pants with a riding jacket anyhow. I grounded the outfit in gray (turtleneck sweater) and brown (jacket details, booties, camouflage print). I accessorized with my brown belt with smoky quartz buckle.

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Side view of Orvis Irish blazer with corduroy details paired with camouflage cargo pants and Clarks booties (all own)
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Orvis Irish blazer with London Jean camouflage cargo pants, Brooks Brothers gray cashmere sweater, smoky quartz statement belt, and Clarks booties for Casual Friday (all own)

The riding jacket has a little half belt in the back that one can turn around. I am not sure whether I like it better when it shows the plaid or the corduroy side (last two photos of this post). Do you like the plaid or corduroy better?

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Zoom-in on the buttons of the Orvis riding jacket and the smoky quartz belt buckle
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Back view of Orvis Irish jacket with London Jean camouflage cargo pants and Clarks booties. The half-belt can be turned around to feature the same corduroy detail as the collar (all own)

It is not the first time, I did this type of mixing pattern. Earlier this year, I also wore the camouflage pants with a plaid blazer).

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Zoom-in on the plaid pattern and belt detail of the blazer

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Photos: G. Kramm

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