10 Nov Turning Heads #linkup :Pattern Mix and Wearing a Classic Black Blazer
Hello Ladies! Welcome again to #turningheadstuesday!
Hard to believe it is November already. It has been raining non stop here in Charlotte, but the weather at night is awesome. You know the chill-in-the-air-cuddle-under-the-blankets-while-drinking-hot-cocoa-kind of weather 🙂 That’s my kind of sleeping weather. I was glad I was able to get one good day in where I could take some photos without having to stand under an umbrella again.
You all know by now that I love blazers for fall. This beautiful structured black blazer was gifted to me by Fabrizio Gianni, and I thought it would look brilliant with this leopard jacquard skirt by Ann Taylor. I say “brilliant” as I have been watching a fair amount of “Acorn” and “BBC” television, ( I love a good mystery!) and am catching myself saying certain phrases or words more and more. 🙂 I love Miss Marple, Vera, …I know you don’t see me mix patterns much, but today, I thought I would “give it a go!:
I thought, start off basic Jess, don’t do anything Craaaazyy! but when I remembered I bought this shirt about a month back, I thought it paired so well with the color scheme of the flower-like leopard pattern of the skirt. I also love the jacket! The patterned vertical lines add to a long lean long. I love a great jacket and a black structured is considered a staple for every woman’s wardrobe. In a later post, I hope to show you how I would wear this casually. I had to also add my leaf jewelry, as I love all of the leaves and colors in fall.. The necklace is from my brother, who works at the Smithsonian. The earrings are 18k gold, I bought at a local boutique. So, for today, my look shows how to do some basic pattern mixing.
I know when pattern mixing, one wants to :
Look at the color scheme of the item you first choose, and try mixing 2 patterns at first. I think color over pattern may be one way to start.
I love the look of florals and stripes and have seen many women pattern play this way.
Patterns that are neutral such as black and white, or in this case black and tan stripes work well as it is kind of Pattern Matching 101, but you have to start somewhere, right?
Add in a solid if one is mixing 2 or more patterns in the clothing, such as if one were to wear a scarf, top, and skirt. Add a solid color bag or shoe.
Believe me, I am no expert, but I have learned throughout reading blogs and have picked up a few things. Although this may be a simple pattern mixing start, I love the classic colors, the structured jacket and then I added a rich wine color in my shoes and bag to break up the tonal look The great thing about blogging is that one can be an inspiration to others, but also get inspired by other ladies as well.
By the way, ” How do my “pins” look? 🙂 ( wink )
How often do you try pattern mixing?
Have a great day!
Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Not dressed as Lamb, SHoe andTell , How I Spring Manic Monday, Monday MingleLinkup with Lisa Tues: Garaytreasures Link Up Style Sessions,Walking in Memphis Bless Her Heart Wed: The Pleated Poppy, Get Your Pretty On,Random Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday Watcha Wearing Wednesday, Jersey Girl Texan Heart Trendy Wednesday Momsmorningcoffee Thurs: A Labour of Fashion,Reason to Dress, Throwback Thursday Friday:Passion 4 Fashion ,Style Elixer Fun Fashion Friday / Forage Fashion
OUTFIT DETAILS: Top: Max Mara, Skirt ( older Ann Taylor, fun Jcrew version, Blazer c/o Fabrizio Gianni ( in ivory sim, new and gorgeous here), leaf necklace ( gift from brother works at Smithsonian, like this), leaf gold earrings , ( etsy) Rebecca Minkoff leather bag, like this one) c/0- * Gifted item.
Most clicked this week: Is Dan of The Pretty Cute with her shopping excursion with Greetje! It always look so fun to meet other fashion bloggers in person for a day of shopping and chatting.
THE PINTEREST PIC OF THE WEEK IS Martina from Elegant 40, as I am going to have to “borrow” this gorgeous look with purple and taupe. Glamour to the 10th degree!
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