Friday, January 27, 2012

Mixing Patterns

I've been following Rebekah's 10 Day Fashion Challenge at Verdant Bents and have been inspired by her outfits.  Most winter days I find myself in velvet yoga pants and a fleece pull over.  I rarely feel feminine and pretty, but Rebekah's outfits have all fit that description.  Today's challenge was to mix patterns.  I am not a pattern mixer, so I thought this could be hard.  Nonetheless, I wanted to try it, and to make it feminine and pretty!

I knew exactly what skirt I wanted to be the base of my outfit.  It's long, flowing, and patterned; plus it's in my favorite brown and neutrals.  I thought I would add a cozy, fuzzy striped sweater, so I would still feel warm.  Nope, I wasn't feeling it.

Back to the closet...  Patterns, patterns, patterns... Aha! That one!  Not at all warm, though.  Cardigan -- thick, no thin, I think... Yes, that's the outfit.

And I really like it.  I decided not to wear it for more than a picture today, though, because tomorrow I am going to a wedding expo with a friend and this is the perfect outfit for it.  I'd love to know what you think, but if you don't like it, please wait to tell me so until Saturday evening when I'll be back in my velvet yoga pants and fuzzy fleece...

On Sundays, I could even add more patterns with the head scarf...  I think I like it.


  1. I have a skirt that is very similar to that, with a lighter brown as the base, and love it too!
    You look fabulous!

  2. What a fun project! Your outfit works - I'm always too safe with my clothing combos.