Cardigan: Target; Tank: AE; Shorts: Gift from my sister; Shoes: Blowfish; Necklace: Small local/vintage shop; Earrings: X-mas gift; Ring: Graduation gift
When I learned that the next Everybody Everywear was pattern mixing, imagine my horror. Okay, more like trepidation. I love the look of pattern mixing, but my closet? Low on the patterns. The only pattern I have a lot of is stripes. Stripes and I get along a little too well.
So I worked with what I had, and after several combinations where I tried to work in the other odd pattern here or there I threw in the towel and stuck with this outfit. I decided to a little more overtly nautical with the giant gold necklace around my neck, and the flats which always feel a little on the nautical side to me.
The ring I wore was a graduation gift from High School, instead of buying one of the high school rings that nobody wears after a couple months, my mom gave me a piece of her old jewelry. It’s a gorgeous oval sapphire with two small diamonds on the side. It’s something I’ll wear all my life, as opposed to a ring emblazoned with the name of my high school.
I also figured a close up of the multiple patterns was in order. Thin stripes, wide stripes, some strange plaid-esque striped shorts. I really enjoyed this challenge, although pattern mixing isn’t normally my style (in that I’m not particularly capable of putting pattern-mixing outfits together). I certainly hope I get better at it, since it was so fun this time.
(Post title is taken from Simon & Garfunkel’s “Patterns”)