Mixing Patterns

A few years ago when I sent my then 4 year old daughter off to pre-school in striped leggings and a floral t-shirt, I cringed. But, at that point I was trying to get 3 kids out the door and choosing my battles! I told myself that my youngest dressing herself was a way she could express her creativity! Well, who would have thought that 5 years later I would be writing a blog on how much I love mixing patterns! I guess my daughter was onto something! LOL

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Plaid overcoats are huge this Fall and Winter and I LOVE this one from Nordstrom! It is well priced ($180) and super sophisticated. I wanted to keep the look casual, so I paired the coat with my favorite overalls (now is black denim) and my new leopard booties! (on sale). Mixing patterns at it's best! Since the plaid print on the coat is subtle, adding the leopard doesn't make the look too busy. Final touch - a pop of color with a Kate Spade bag, which I turned into a clutch by tucking the chain inside!

All blog photography by Monika de Myer Photography

Hair & Makeup by Bloom Morristown