pattern play || mixing patterns for day & play

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pattern play for day & play


while basics are the foundation for any good working wardrobe, i can’t deny my love for pattern. polka dots, plaid, gingham, and florals -i can’t get enough. the thing i love most about them is how they instantly add a little personality to any look.

when it comes to styling, patterns always look chic when paired with one of your favorite neutrals -a classic white tee, a black silk blouse, even your tried and true chambray button-down. but if you’re feeling a little more daring, mixing patterns can be fun, too -just make sure each of the patterns has at least one color in common to give the look a cohesive feel.

to give you some inspiration, i’ve combined two of my favorite pattern duos-plaid and stripes and plaid and polka dots -to create one look for day and one for play. enjoy!


mixing patterns for day








mixing patterns for play








outfit details:
for day

plaid button-down | j.crew factory (similar)
striped dress | gap (similar)
boots | steve madden


outfit details:
for play

polka dot sequin top | j.crew (similar)
tartan pencil skirt | j.crew factory
tights | target
pumps | h&m (similar)


p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy

  • Elise
    November 18, 2015

    I love all your mixing patterns!! SO pretty! I absolutely love your plaid skirt!

    xx, EE

    • snadelman
      November 19, 2015

      Thanks so much, Elise! I love bringing out all of my plaid this time of year, it’s one of my absolute favorite patterns! Thanks again for stopping by. xoxo

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