Yes, we did end up with a Winter Wonderland last week when hubby took these pics. I am not a cold weather person when it comes to taking pics, but couldn’t help but want to get photos surrounded by snow. Usually in Charlotte, when they predict snow of 4+ inches, everyone rushes out for bread, milk and toilet paper, and we get a dusting. This time, they were spot on! The photos are a tad dark, but it was the best I could do in this weather. I decided to do some pattern mixing on the blog today, with 3 patterns mixed, including my new brocade booties. I have also included at the bottom of the post some other posts Ive done with pattern mixing.
I wore these Franco Sarto booties, HERE on the blog, pairing them with brown faux leather pants. I decided to mix 3 patterns together today and the boots would be one of those patterns. i loved the rust, burgundy, gold and navy tones in these boots as well as the ease and comfort of a block heel.
Before i get into pattern mixing, I wanted to share the maroon leather moto jacket hubby gave me at Christmas. Since we have more mild temps here in NC, i have a bit of a collection of moto jackets more so than winter coats. I saw this on Mango, and pointed it out at some point, as i love the collar which can be a funnel neck collar that you buckle ( like i show here) or worn as a regular collar.( below) The maroon color was different and it looks better with my hair/skin than black,as its a warmer shade. I may post sometime on moto jackets as they are a great investment.
Now, on to pattern mixing. I decided to mix patterns within the same color family. My skirt is an oldie but goodie from LOFT, a brown leopard skirt, which we all know by now, is a neutral shade.The colors in my floral sweater are similar to the colors in my brocade booties, burgundy, tan, browns. I added a pop of color with a teal pussybow blouse underneath the cardigan. The 3 patterns, floral, leopard and broacde all work together combining the same color pallete with different prints.
Trust me when I say my hair looked a bit better, but the snow kept falling as we took pictures, I just go with the flow!
Three different patterns with my floral cardigan, leopard brown skirt and brocade booties.
Do use use shoes/boots to add another pattern when pattern mixing? How do you feel about pattern mixing?
Other posts on Pattern Mixing-
Take a look at the first time I pattern mixed with this post- Stripes and florals,
This post- Pattern mixing –leopard and stripes
and this post: Pattern mixing with Paisley and Plaid
Loft floral cardigan ( old, similar)
Leopard skirt LOFT ( older)
Teal pussybow blouse-The Limited on Poshmark
Mango Maroon leather jacket
Brahmin Gabriella handbag
Franco Sarto brocade booties
Confident Twosday with I Do DeClaire
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