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Turning Heads Linkup – Pattern Mixing with 3 Patterns


Hello friends. Today I decided to do some pattern mixing, as I have been inspired by other ladies who have done so recently with their outfits. DO not be afraid!


The beauty of blogging for nearly 7 years is that I have learned quite a bit about fashion in this time. Things I may not have tried earlier in my life, have become interesting to me now.

Pattern mixing is a “treat for the eyes” , as it creates balance and adds that visual interest that makes it a more advanced look.

Maybe you are tired of wearing a sold top andΒ  solid pant/jeans. Why not give it a go?

I like to take patterns of a similar scale, and in this case, similar color pallete, to draw my eyes to this look.

Also remember, your handbag and shoes count as part of a pattern too.

I started by putting my gold and brown leather snakeskin booties with my softly patterned leopard cardigan. This was a good start to pattern mixing, as both patterns are soft and in similar in color.

I then thought to add my plaid double breasted coat in brown and black tones to compliment the other patterns. Brown and black are pretty traditional with a leopard print, so it works.

The patterns are then “broken up” by the solid denim a- line skirt from Loft I bought a few years ago.

So, with this time at home, try mixing up several patterns in your closet . Experiment!


Hard to believe it’s Dec 1st!

I mentioned yesterday that we had a lovely Thanksgiving out on our deck, with my sister and niece. Now, the weekend after Thanksgiving has always been the time we get the tree down and start decorating. I am excited that mom is here to join in the fun and festivities. We have been like “Amazon” and Christmas central since all 3 of us are ordering on-line. I have to buy yet for my 3 yr old nephew and 1.5 yr old niece yet. Everyone else is done.

I love getting out all of the ornaments and have many from when I used to teach. Lots of apples, bears, and other distinctive “teacher” ornaments when I taught music. I used to love to use spray snow and stencils on my windows growing up. We always play Bing Crosby and favorite Christmas carols as we wrap gits, and make cookies.

My Mom has been taking walks each day and she was dancing on the sidewalk πŸ™‚


Cream Cami- Target

leopard cardigan- Poshmark ( Mad Men collection, Banana Republic)

denim skirt- Loft ( old,Β  like this one and this)

snakeskin booties c/o Soft Surroundings ( Matisse)

bag- Rebecca Minkoff

Most clicked – Kellyann of This Blonde’s Shopping Bag

Laurie of Vanity and Me BLog


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    December 8, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Another winner Jess. That coat is awesome. Jacqui x

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    Graceful Rags
    December 4, 2020 at 1:39 am

    I love all the pattern mixing! That coat is gorgeous and the brooch is a really nice touch.

    Miles of smiles,


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      Jess Jannenga
      December 4, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      It was fun to try! thanks so much! I am a big fan of brooches.

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    December 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Loving your pattern mixing!!


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    December 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Love this jacket! Pretty sure I had my eye on the same one πŸ™‚


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    December 2, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Your plaid jacket is icing on the cake! Your print mixing is divine. I love your momma doing a jig outside (that would be me)!

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    Erica Valentin
    December 2, 2020 at 6:16 am

    Love love love those snakeskin booties!

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    December 2, 2020 at 2:00 am

    You totally nailed it. I love this look! You did a great job in mixing the patterns.

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    December 1, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    You are so right in saying that pattern mixing creates a visual treat for the eyes and elevates an outfit from ordinary to spectacular. And your tips on how to achieve a well thought out look are spot on.


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    Laura Bambrick
    December 1, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I think it all looks fantastic together! Since all the patterns are in a soft neutral color palette it really works! They don’t compete but work perfectly! I love this!

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    December 1, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I do adore pattern mixing Great job. And I am Christmas central over here, all the decorating done, cookies are next

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    December 1, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    It’s true! I know sometimes I’m afraid to pattern match, especially when my husband gives my pair a funny look. Hehe. This looks great though!

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    December 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    So cute you included your mom Jess!!
    And I’ve been loving print mixing more and more. I think it’s like anything….the more you do it, the better you get at it (and thus love it). In fact, I was thinking that why is multiple solids any different than multiple prints??

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    December 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    I love the mix of plaid and leopard print with the snake print booties! That coat is fabulous! Such a lovely photo of your mom πŸ™‚ We put our Christmas decorations up today – well Isobel did the tree, I was only required to untangle the fairy lights!

    Emma xxx

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    December 1, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Aw, I love that your mom is with you to help decorate. How fun! Cute photo of her with her phone!! Ordering online feels like Christmas every day, so I know exactly what you mean by “Amazon Central.” Lol! Love the way you’ve mixed those patterns. It makes a stunning outfit, Jess!

    xx Darlene

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    Cheryl Shops
    December 1, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve never thought to mix plaid and leopard but you did it perfectlyβ€”the similarity in colors really helps it meld. Well done!
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    December 1, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    You look so cute! I love the coat!


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    December 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Love this outfit on You Jess. It’s great to see your Mom enjoying your home. Enjoy December. . . .

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    December 1, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    I just love the pattern mixing here! I’ve been wanting some snakeskin booties for awhile and they go lovely with this look. The colors really work well here, too and not just the patterns!


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    Aidan Brogan
    December 1, 2020 at 11:38 am

    These items go really well together!
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    Lucy Bertoldi
    December 1, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Oh this is lovely! Never be afraid of a good pattern mixing! Have a great rest of the week xx

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    Jacket Society
    December 1, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Love that houndstooth coat Jess, its right up my alley!

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    December 1, 2020 at 10:58 am

    You’re so right Jess about how our style changes from a few years of blogging. I never used to do pattern mixing. You have a very harmonious look!

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    December 1, 2020 at 10:03 am

    What a chic look, Jess! I love all the items in this outfit!

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    December 1, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Love your pattern mixing! Such a beautiful outfit!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    December 1, 2020 at 9:04 am

    I love the soft palette of your outfit. I have been enjoying pattern mixing here and there. We did do some online shopping the past 5 days so I now have a calendar of what still needs to be bought and when! December will be a budget reset month with being watchful and purposeful with money.

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    Shauna Crymble
    December 1, 2020 at 7:48 am

    This blazer is to die for!
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    December 1, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Oooh you caught your mom in the act1 love it, why not dance on the sidewalk?! Your pattern mixing is so pretty – I love the soft colors in your booties and that jacket is gorgeous. Thanks for the shoutout too – it’s always nice to get a surprise like that!

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    December 1, 2020 at 6:46 am

    Jess, what a fabulous mix of patterns in these gorgeous fall colors. I love that coat! The whole outfit is just beautiful. And I absolutely love that photo of your mom dancing down the sidewalk! Embrace every moment with joy and whimsy, that’s the way to live!


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    December 1, 2020 at 6:22 am

    Such a cute cardi and nice print mixing! πŸ™‚ I am glad you were able to decorate for Christmas too! Not all our our decorations match but I love them all the same, a mix of things we bought or the kids made πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a great start! We spent the day shopping with my sister yesterday, it was so much fun πŸ™‚ Just waiting for the last online orders to arrive now!

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    Vanity And Me Style
    December 1, 2020 at 3:59 am

    You’ve become an expert Jess! Is this your mum in the pic? Lovely. I’m really missing not seeing my family now! Nearly out of this lockdown thank god! Thank you for the feature xx

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    December 1, 2020 at 3:47 am

    I do like your pattern mixing Jess . I know I am still a bit timid with the pattern clash. Enjoy your Christmas decorating. Many thanks for hosting.

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    December 1, 2020 at 2:57 am

    Ain’t it fun to mix prints! You did a great job! In my head you can mix any print with that gorgeous blazer.

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    Michelle Churchman
    December 1, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Well done, Jess! Looking good! Sounds like it’s getting festive at your place. πŸ˜€

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