I’ve noticed over the past few months that I’ve gone from crazy pattern mixing to more solids paired with one pattern. I’m not sure why that is, but today I decided that I wanted to work on my pattern-mixing skills.
It helps that Bri at Work Clothes, I Suppose has plaid for her Third Thursday Threads theme. So even though we’re still having highs in the 80s I wanted to wear something that fit the theme. Layer a plaid shirt over a striped tank top with jeans and sandals? That will do.
Shirt – J. Crew (similar and 25% off) | Tank – Marshall’s (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Shoes – Express (similar) | Necklace – Le Tote (code ERIN25 gets you 50% off your first month)
I used to mix prints all the time, as evidenced by posts like this one (featuring this same tank top!) or Cymbalta for pain management (featuring plaid pants!). It actually felt a little good to wear these two items together. In fact, I have plans to pair more plaid and stripes this winter. Recreating this outfit I pinned, for example.
Although, I suppose that I should be wearing my dresses and skirts a few more times before fall really descends on us. Or maybe I can figure out when it is, exactly, that one can wear sweaters and skirts and bare legs…