Pattern mixing: plaid + stripes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I was a little intimidated by the pattern-mixing trend when it first started, and I've discovered that I like it best when it's either two neutrals or a simple pattern paired with something more colorful:

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This is my second day this week wearing plaid (see plaid + burgundy), and I think it can mix perfectly with stripes. This cream and grey J. Crew striped sweatshirt was one of those totally worth it in cost-per-wear purchases since I've worn it with pretty much everything from skinny jeans to sweats to dress pants and skirts...

I loved this outfit, but not loving these pictures. Outside pics are always better, but the hubs was working yesterday until late so inside it is. Also, we are having a little camera trouble...thinking about purchasing a new and slightly better one (I'm looking at the Canon G series). Any suggestions?

I have to say that I'm glad it's Wednesday already because it seems like it's already been a long week. Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, and with Allison and Shanna. Have a lovely hump day!

Stripes: J. Crew, plaid and boots: Madewell, jeans: Loft outlet 


  1. I love the pattern mixing, it looks great! I think a plaid shirt is a staple everyone needs. Stopping by from the link up!

    1. Thanks Rebecca! Totally agree with you on plaid shirts :)

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    1. Thanks so much Rynetta! I just can't get enough of J. Crew and Madewell :)

  3. adorable! I wore stripes and those boots look like mine but mine are from AEO! Too cool.

    Here's my outfits:

    1. Thanks Traci!! Going to stop by to check out your outfits...

  4. This is adorable! I almost bought a plaid shirt and striped sweater at Forever 21 this week. You're making me wish I had! Thanks so much for linking up today Erika! Love your style.

  5. Lately I've been really into pattern mixing! I love it! Add a pop of color and you're good to go!

    Found your blog via Shanna Said So! :)

    xo – Sheila
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  6. Ummmm.. amazing!! I adore the stripes with the plaid! You look fab! :) I think that one is more neutral and one is colorful brings life to your look. And of course jeans & boots are my go to! Love it! Found you via the I Feel Pretty link up!
    Nikki at


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