Pattern Explosion

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

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Scarf & Skirt – The Limited

Shirt – Old Navy

Blazer – Gibson/Nordstrom Rack

Shoes – Tahari/TJ Maxx

I’m wearing 4, count ‘em, 4 different patterns today!  Floral, stripes, tweed-ish, and pinstripes.  It’s a pattern explosion!

I used to be very averse to wearing multiple patterns but now, as I believe I’ve shown in many of my outfit posts, I’m really getting into pattern mixing.

This outfit would be just fine without the scarf but I think the greys in the scarf go with the grays in the jacket and the teals go with the neutral black and gray palate.  Plus, the scarf adds a touch of spring to an otherwise wintery outfit.  Finally, the pinstripe in the skirt is so faint that it’s barely noticeable.

If you’re a little wary about the pattern mixing thing, I suggest starting with one small pattern and one big pattern in the same color family.  Once you get comfortable with that you can start going further out on the pattern mixing limb!

P.S.  Yes, I dumped some water on my plant.    It’s already perked up.