You guys, I tried something this year that I never would have even dreamed of attempting last year:
giving a F pattern mixing.
Back when this was just a bouncing baby blog mere weeks into its infancy, I put together the look that ended up being my gateway drug to pattern pairing. I had picked up this yellow and white polka dot skirt from the LOFT outlet a week or two prior and the H&M navy and white striped shirt not long before that and thought, “Well, what if I…?” Like a newborn giraffe, unsure and knock-kneed, I turned to my partners in crime and said, “Am I crazy? Does this even, I don’t know… work?” to which they responded with a resounding “Yes! (but swap out that statement necklace for some classy pearls, you silly bitch)“.
And thus a mixology monster was born.
It wasn’t too long afterwards I flipped the script and wore my stripes on the bottom, dots on the top, and traded out the classy pearls for one of those obnoxious statement necklaces I love so much (can’t stop, won’t stop) for a work look that was proper and pop-y.
At this point I was feeling pretty comfortable with graphic dots and stripes. Drunk with power and in possession of a devil-may-care attitude, I decided it was time to branch out to something a little more organic. Cue this floral and leopard look that I am absolutely dying to wear again (12 more weeks of not Spring… not that I’m counting or anything).
And I’m proud to say I’ve been playing matchmaker ever since (don’t believe me? Ask the dishes, I mean other posts found here, here, and here). I don’t know what 2016 will hold for me, but I’m pretty sure it’ll involve a mixing patterns with reckless abandon.