Bold Pattern Mixing for Work

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When: Monday April 04, 2011

White collar shirt: Conway (Panama)
Plaid skirt: Birthday present fro my parents
Floral cardi: TJ Maxx
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx
Black pumps: La Onda (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Work + Baked a special treat! (More on that tomorrow)

Today I decided to wear an outfit with some bold pattern mixing. I know I look borderline crazy with this combo, but somehow I just feel like it works. I decided that these two patterns work together because a) They are both based on the same color (purple) and b) One pattern is much bolder than the other.
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Since the pattern mixing was a real attention grabber, I decided to keep the rest of the outfit very simple (including a natural-makeup look)
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Do you wear outfits with bold pattern mixes to work?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this plaid skirt:
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  1. Wow that is bold! I love it. You are always so confident with your choices and it really shows.

  2. Loving the mix of the prints! You did it well. :)
    Also really like that cardigan. :)

  3. Nice! The colors match so I think it's fine. mmmm, yummy treats. Good thing it's lunchtime here or I might have to find a snack!

  4. Well...since I'm not really supposed to wear patterns at all to work, wearing more than one would definitely be a no-no. :)

    This does absolutely work, I love it! You look great!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

  5. Not a crazy combination--I love it!

  6. Hi Marie! The colors in this look are really beautiful and you carry the whole ensemble so well!



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