Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Play on Patterns...the fun and casual way!

With clouds of snow moving in, I grabbed hubs and requested a few quick pics of my outfit.
We were having a simple day...both us left work early to meet up for lunch and run a few errands together.
Knowing this and the chance of mucking through snow and messy parking lots...I opted for some old boots.
Good choice if you ask me. As for all the patterns mixed together!? You be the judge.....

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mixing patterns in outfit, layering patterns, shabby chic outfit

See what I mean about simple?! Easy, comfortable outfits are perfect for lunch and errands.
The colors are all so soft but the patterns...each very different. I wore stripes, floral and polka dots!

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I loved this look yet was a bit nervous of what others would think. Turns out...they loved it!
I heard complements from shabby chic to how brave! Guess they felt it brave to wear polka dot pants?!

I feel this look all comes together because there are only two colors...blue and tan.
Well, white too. But, keeping with the same colors made it easy to play with different prints//patterns!

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Funny how I get so excited over what may be considered an easy fashion trend......Regardless, the floral shirt is as old as I am...not really, but almost. The pants and sweater set off Old Navy's door alarms...at $4.99 each and those boots, my friends...scored for less than $20.00 at none other than Target.

Have you tried mixing patterns? 
What do you think is the trick to making them match? Tell me your thoughts!


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43 comments:

Heather said...

This is a gorgeous outfit! I love the the neutral colors and that striped scarf is perfect, great nautical vibe ;)

XO
Pearls & Paws

Ashley said...

How cute you are!! I think this is the absolute perfect way to mix patterns...very subtle.

lifeasmrsburnett said...

Love your outfit! So cute! Those neutral polka dot pants are terrific!


Shannon

Niki Caron said...

I love mixing patterns, it's just so fun! You look great, and I love that scarf!

Melissa said...

I love a great deal when I see one!! Love the outfit! I really like how cute and casual that scarf is!!

Janine said...

This is a great outfit, you look lovely. I can't believe how cheap all the items were! Great finds :)

Janine xx
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Jen said...

Cute outfit!!!! :) The scarf is perfect.

Beth said...

I love the outfit! You look fantastic and nice work mixing patterns!!

Sarah said...

Where's the scarf from? Is it an infinity scarf? LOVE it!

Sarah Tucker said...

Love this outfit! Thanks for linking up :)

Please follow back. Alisa and I would really appreciate it!

Have a great day!

Jessica Murrie said...

I love this, you have such a cute blog!
xo jess
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Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love this outfit! I actually think I have that floral blouse...and you're right...it's super old! I love love love the polka dot jeans! I'm actually mixing prints today too. I was a little worried about it but I think it turned out ok!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Martha said...

I love your outfit!

I'm afraid to mix prints...I really don't know what looks good together at all. That's why I consult all the fashion blogs out there!

smk053078 said...

I absolutely love all the mixing going on. It's so fun to play around with different patterns and it's even more fun when it all come together so perfectly! I swear, you get more gorg by the day!! Thanks a million for linking up!! xoxo

Lynette Marie said...

I LOVE this outfit, Kristine. Love love love from head to toe. I always admire light colors like this on other blondes yet never find myself pulled to wearing them like this myself. Definitely need to change that!
And in my opinion, you totally nailed all these patterns. This outfit is perfect from head to toe. <3

Julie Lynn said...

OMG I love this outfit!

Gina Gao said...

This is such a great outfit!

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Jamie said...

So cute. Love the outfit!

Brittany GraceAnn said...

Found you through the Mama Style link up! LOVING that scarf! You are too cute! XO

dedivahdeals.com said...

Very nice, pattern mixing always "jazzes" up an outfit!

LoveCaroline said...

Love your outfit! You have a cute blog! Just followed! Will you follow my blog?

xo
Caroline

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Brhea {noplacelykehome.com} said...

Love your style. Great mix of patterns - you look adorable. I am excited to follow your blog!

Rachel said...

Love your scarf!

Katie said...

so so cute!! i actually just bought those pants in red and wore them today! I was a little nervous but glad I did! i think yours are so cute!

Sixth Tractate said...

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lilliesandsilk said...

Hello!

Cute outfit! I found your blog through the Rolled Up Pretty Link Up and I'm your newest follower:) Have a good day!


Carissa
Lillies & Silk

Kendra Pahukoa said...

cute and cozy looking. love it kristine!

Alisa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, I love all the matching of patterns! They are all very subtle, so I don't think any of them overpower each other! Thank you for linking up with Diaries of A Bargainista! Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

AlisaMarie
http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

Fiona Carter said...

Great look! This really suits you, will definitely have to try this :) x
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Jen said...

LOVE your polka-dot pants!!! Fabulous!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

LOVE it!! Pattern mixing is my FAVE way to go!! You look adorbs!

Karen Curtis said...

Perfect layering and pattern mixing! Who says you can' be stylish while running errands with the family?!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Zelli Willshon said...

Good & amazing...




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