Pattern Craze

With the snow melting and my day full of dull chores like folding the laundry and grocery shopping, I felt inspired to brighten myself up with an outfit that screams for silliness. While it’s become more and more acceptable– even standard– to mix patterns in the fashion world, I rarely see it done in real life. Because of this, I grabbed stripes, leopard and plaid while getting dressed today; after all, what fun is one pattern when you can have three? (And how can you take yourself seriously when wearing enough seemingly unmatched items to blend in at an elementary school spirit week event?)

Scarf, Merona | Denim Jacket, Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker | Tee, Gap | Skinny Jeans, American Eagle | Leather Boots, Steve Madden | Watch Necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs | Leopard Earrings, Francesca’s | Leopard Headscarf, H&M | Sunglasses, H&M | Leather Purse, Coach

I was comfortable in this combination because the patterns all played into one another’s color families well. The black in the tee matches the black in the navy-and-black leopard hair scarf, which matched the deep shades of the plaid.  It’s not a science, but it is a system– and I think it works pretty damn well, thankyouverymuch.

So, here’s the plan ladies: three patterns with related colors is a go. Need examples? ‘Kay.

Mixed Prints

Maybe this week I’ll be daring and jump up to four… Oh, how scandalous! (But seriously, what do you think is the limit? Which patterns do you love to match? I’m in search of inspiration!)

1 Comment

  1. Katie Elliott
    February 10, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Hi there! Loving your blog, my name is Katie Elliott I am the creator of Tag a ( The website works like this: each week I announce a new fashion trend, and people then tag themselves on Facebook wearing that trend. This is done by tagging their picture with the Tag a Trend Facebook page.
    The other option is to directly add your pics to the facebook wall at or to email pics to The best pics then appear on my site.
    Next week’s trend, starting tomorrow is ‘Leopard Print’ and as I can see you are loving the trend, I thought you might be interested in getting involved and tagging yourself in this fab print. The picture will appear on both my site and Facebook (both with a direct link back to your blog.)
    (As this new trend doesn’t start until Monday, it may be best to email pictures rather than tag, so they don’t get mixed up with this week’s trend of ‘Aztec Print’!)
    Look forward to hearing from you!

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