Professional Thursday: Bold Pattern Mixing

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When: Thursday November 4, 2010

White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Striped cardi: Forever XXI
Patterned skirt: H&M
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Black tights: TJ Maxx
Black booties: Payless Shoe Source
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Went to work and then cleaned my apartment the rest of the day.

I think this is the boldest pattern mixing I have ever done! I usually use a really subtle pattern with a very bold one, but today I felt very bold! So I thought: two bold patterns? Why not!
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Even though today's look is bold, I think it works well because the striped cardi is a little bolder than the skirt. I kept the rest of the outfit very very simple (black accessories, simple jewelry, sleek hair, etc.) so that the pattern mixing would take center stage. I wasn't quite sure of the mix at first, but I felt better and better in it as the day progressed... in fact, I received several compliments on my boldness today! Yai!

Do you ever do REALLY bold pattern mixing?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this striped cardi:
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  1. love your bold mix of patterns!

  2. What a versatile cardigan. I think you surely have the hang of pattern mixing. Very cute!

    I love the sun in the last photo ...

  3. Love the two different patterns together! Very bold. :)

  4. Cute! I like the pattern of your skirt, it's super fun. :D

  5. you did a great job with this risky combinaation. it matched very well. my focus was on the bottom layer of the skirt which matched the sweater and brought them together. also i enjoyed all the black pieces thrown in (purse, tights, shoes, etc) to bring a defined balance to this outfit. well done! jgm

  6. I love the outfit, it still looks good with the different ways you wore the sweater, nice!!

    ps: I really like the skirt you wore in the first picture.

  7. I love th pattern mixing, you are so my inspiration!


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