Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Slow Learner

Slow Learner

Slow Learner

Works Cited
striped tee: gap
floral skirt: shade
belt: j crew
tights: hue
boots: j crew
scarf: online someplace

I'm a little late to the pattern mixing party, but I'm giving it a shot anyway. Pretty safe in a range of grays and blues, but I'm pleased with it! Mixed patterns isn't what I think of as my style but I love the subtlety (read: boring-ness) of these two patterns together. What do you think? What other patterns would you mix a floral skirt with??

Slow Learner

51 comments:

Julia said...

I really like the stripes/floral pattern mixing and how you used the grays to tie it together - it's not boring at all!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh now your going into advanced fashion mode, Yeep! I never pattern match good, I'd flunk out. I like how you paired the skirt with the stripes. The skirt is really pretty!!

Becky said...

This is such a great pattern pairing! The scale and colors are all working. I still haven't gotten up the nerve to do pattern mixing yet...one day...one day. :)

Larysse Tavares said...

This really worked very well! But I am also very careful with patterns, because a small detail can make a huge difference or mistake, so I prefer clothes without pattern or use only a piece of pattern cloth. I don't know what else you can use with this floral skirt, but I'm sure that a lot of your readers can give you a tip ;) Abra├žos!

brunette said...

I don't always like the aesthetic of mixing patterns, but I love your look!
and that skirt is fabulous!

ANA said...

I like it! I havent gotten into it yet, though I keep thinking I will. Turns out I dont own many patterned items.

I think florals would work well with polka dots!

Elaine said...

i think you did great mixing the patterns! I like that you stayed within the gray/black/white color scheme and added a nude belt and blue scarf!

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futurelint said...

Love the pattern mixing... I've been on the lookout for some more striped shirts (somehow all mine are b&w or navy & white!) Yours is lovely!

Charmalade said...

This is a great venture into pattern-mixing! Black/white/gray subtle mixing works very well, and I love your pose in the first picture (read: woooosh!).

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Kristin said...

Fantastic foray into new territory - I hope to venture more into the pattern-mixing realm, myself.

-Bird On Your Shirt

La Historiadora de Moda said...

This is very nice pattern mixing! I love the blue scarf with it, too!

Sal said...

A fabulously successful pattern mix, indeed! The pale blue is the perfect complement to those neutrals.

Shop T.O. Live said...

I love how you mixed these patterns, and I love the colour palette! I think this may be my favorite outfit on you.

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overcaffeinated said...

Love this mix of patterns. The grey palette keeps it elegant, and the pale blue gives it the perfect touch of colour.

Jen said...

yay for pattern mixing! you did such a great job since you stuck to one color palette. :) i'm loving that beige j.crew belt so much.

myedit said...

First thing I thought when I opened the page was... so pretty!

Emily Kennedy said...

I think it's great together! Especially with the addition of the scarf: you look like a frosty fashionable female!

Kelley said...

Wow, I never thought that mixing patterns could look so elegant and subtle. You totally p0wned this look. I love how the skirt looks on you, too!

I bet this outfit would look cool with a brightly colored scarf, too.

daisychain said...

I love this pattern combo

Diana said...

I love the stripes and floral pattern mixing you have going on here. Keeping it in the same tonal range works perfectly, and I love the accent of pale blue.

jesse.anne.o said...

Very pretty

Draft of Vintage said...

I love mixing patterns... and you did it really well here! I know it sounds crazy, but I really like the floral & plaid look- when done with the right colors... I did it a few weeks back and I think it came out alright...http://draftofvintage.blogspot.com/2010/01/on-wedensdays-i-go-shopping-and-have.html

You could try this skirt with a black and white and beige plaid... or maybe a gingham top... I like the idea of polka dots too! Love the blog!

The Waves said...

I tend to go overboard with mixing patterns (florals with florals, polka-dots with stripes AND florals, you get the idea...), but you look really pulled-together here! Beautiful colours, subtle patterns, perfection!

Jilliebeanie said...

Very well done! The dress and skirt are definitely not boring when styled like this - they compliment each other perfectly!

Jenny said...

Beautiful combination. That blue really sets off the neutrals.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

I'm a big fan of the stripes with floral. I like that you paired it with the gray on the legs too as well as the splash of blue. Looking good!!

Athenista said...

i think it worked really well together and not boring at all! i like the blue as a bit of color but i love that you kept it muted so the patterns could play :)

Lisa said...

Good mix! I would try argyle! I have a soft spot for argyle and pair it with all sorts of things. Also polka dots. I think flowers and polka dots look super girly and cute, if you're feeling that.

mustardandsage said...

This outfit is not boring AT ALL. I love that you mixed patterns in the same color family, and the blue scarf gives the perfect pop of color. Well done.

tastymoog said...

i like the tonal color scheme. grey should get more credit! :) i just mixed floral w/ plaid the other day (floral on top, though).

DEA said...

I love pattern mixing! Do it all the time.

Dea
www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

ver17 said...

you people and your ability to mix patterns so easily. i'm so jealous. - J.

!Tb0n3! said...

I've seen people mixed different floral patterns together, so cute! Love this look!

Mj. said...

I LOVE pattern mixing but haven't really tried it much, for some reason. Yours is so perfect and I never would have thought of using neutrals like you did. [running to find neutral patterns in my closet...] Who knew neutrals could be so awesome?!

eunice said...

great pattern mix, its not too loud and contrasting, and i love the shades of blue and black!

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SB said...

I am a big fan of this outfit.

e. said...

I think this pattern combo is lovely. I'm not sure what I'd wear with florals (I don't think i have any! It's a shame.) I'd probably stick to boring solids! I do think it would be a great skirt to wear with some fun we love colors tights though, don't you think? :)

alltumbledown said...

i am pleasantly surprised every time i see you in a pattern, since i think of you as the queen of mixing solid basics. i'm a big fan of florals with stripes, like you wore here, but am looking forward to trying florals with florals-- a bit more daring, but i am up for a challenge!
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Heather J said...

excellent mixing of patterns. you look great as always!

E said...

These two patterns work so well together! I love the soft gray against the black and white!

LyddieGal said...

I think the stripes and florals are a great mix and keeping them neutral helps from getting overwhelmed. I think you did it perfectly!

An Engineer's Closet said...

I like your grey-on-grey patterns. It's a good start. I'd try polka dots with florals, esp. if the dots are tiny.

I'm late to the winter skirt party.

http://engineercloset.blogspot.com

piglet said...

I love stripes and florals so much! and the soft greys are so lovely.

Manon said...

I love mixing florals and stripes!
Great outfit!

Talia said...

very nice and romantic skirt. It will be perfect for spring ;)

Clare said...

Your foray into pattern mixing is definitely a success! I love this, and it's actually just right with the muted colors!

Kyla said...

I'm so in love with the light stripes and patterned skirt. Absolutely PERFECT together!

Chelsea said...

I am loving this pattern mixing... couldn't think of a better choice to mix with florals other than stripes. I love it!

Liz said...

I like how understated this is. Maybe try polka dots? I think the same color scheme is the key, I should try this out! Great job.

Shelby Alexa said...

Gorgeous outfit! I LOVE the pattern combination, and usually I'm not so fond of mixing patterns. The colors are so wintery & fresh, and the scarf adds a beautiful pop. :) Perfect!

anotherfishinthesea said...

These look fantastic together - I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the pattern mixing stuff but this is perfecto!! I also love that you said lurrrrrve on my blog. I too luurrrrve mr. lamontagne. :)

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