Sunday, 14 April 2013

Under-the-Radar Pattern Mixing & White Jeans

White jeans & tan boots with plaid
White jeans & tan boots
White jeans & tan boots with plaid
Patterned snood & plaid shirt
White jeans & tan boots with plaid
Red check coat, white jeans & tan boots
Happy Sunday, everyone! 

This outfit that I wore to work last week has proved two things to me: 1. it's hard to wear white jeans with knee high boots and not look like you're going horse riding, and 2. It goes totally under my radar when I mix more than two patterns in an outfit*. 


I don't mind the horse riding thing as I think that the horsey jodhpurs / boots / jacket look is really rather smart. (The fact that I didn't get any "you look like you're going horse riding" comments from my colleagues that day surprised me.) And I didn't notice at all that I'd put together a striped top with a check shirt and an Aztec-ish pattern scarf until I saw the photos. Still works for me, though ;)


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Catherine x
*Correction: it's four patterns if you count the coat...!
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Jeans: Asos, Boots: Unknown (old), Shirt: Freemans, Top: Primark, Snood: Asos, Sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarers, Hair donut: Asos, Bag: c/o Jack Wills, Watch: Fossil, Nails: Models Own Concrete Mixer
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  1. Love this subtle pattern mixing!!!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. Beautiful sun light photos and fabulous colours!
    The pattern mix suits you really well.

    Still unable to vote for you, I have tried again but it doesn't work, sorry...

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks Annette - I will email you re. the voting thing! Thanks so much for persevering! xo

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  3. Fabulous photos, as per always. Love the white jeans plus boots, and I am not getting a horse riding vibe at all. So chic. xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. Those boots are gorgeous!

    http://beautyandlefreak.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks hun - not bad for a really old pair I thought about throwing out...!!

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  5. Love the white jeans with the boots - I think that's a perfect shade of tan & the round toe makes it classy (rather than pointy toes which would make you look like you're horse riding). I also love your hairstyle. Do you think maybe you can do a Vblog on how you put your hair in a bun?

    Sx

    sabaandthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. Funnily enough another blogger has asked the same about my bun, so I think it will go on the list of "Vlogs I need to do". Watch this space, Saba - and thank you! x

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  6. voted for you again. love the simple, casual outfit. the top bun looks great on you.
    www.not-going-out-like-that.com

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  7. Lovely outfit! IF you hadn't pointed it out, I wouldn't have even noticed that it was stripes and plaids together.

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    1. The stripes are very narrow, Courtney so it kinda looks purple - but yes there are three patterns there!! Thanks sweetie x

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  8. I like your white and reds. They don't look "horsey" to me at all. Great pattern mixing!

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  9. Love your scarf! I must say that I'm sooooo jealous of your background! I was actually teasing my parents the other day that we needed to move to Britan so I could have awesome backgrounds! LOL!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspotcom

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    1. Thank you Natasha - it's funny I keep saying I want to move to California for the sunshine for blog pictures!! The weather is pretty dismal most of the time in the UK...!!

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  10. Your photos are always so vibrant and perfect!
    Love this look! A pop of red and blue is amazing!

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  11. You look adorable, I love this mix of patterns!

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  12. This mix of patterns is awesome! In fact, I think I might be trying to come up with something very similiar for tomorrow since the weather forecast just said rain and possibly snow and I don't want to look like winter again. Thank you for your wonderful inspiring posts.

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  13. I love the way you've combined your white jeans! That coat is amazing, I adore the style, shape, print and colour of it and it really compliments the tanned colour of your boots! Chic look Catherine, the way you combine prints always amazes me :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  14. Yet another amazing outfit. Love!

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/04/citron-crush.html

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  15. Hi Catherine. Today's outfit you have done a great job layering. I like the Equestrian feel to this. The boots, button-down & coat are all Fab!! I love your Style. As a matter of fact I run a Weekly Feature where I featured one of your outfits from this past week as well. Here it is below:

    http://elegancepersonification.blogspot.com/2013/04/weeks-best-looks-april-14th-2013.html

    I would love for you to stop by my page & follow me as well. Consider me your Newest Fan & Follower. Also, you can link my post above and let your readers know I featured one of your looks. And I voted for you. Congrats & Good Luck Catherine Thanks. =)

    Have a Great Week, Ada. =)

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  16. I think it looks amazing. It doesn't read equestrian to me at all - but then again I'm in Nashville where this look would be right at home.
    I voted weeks ago. Is there a second round of voting or is it just a one-time ballot? You're going to win, anyway ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  17. pretty!

    p.s. I'm having a Bonlook sunglasses/glasses giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  18. Love your boots and bag!

    I just voted for you and hope you'll win! =D

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  19. Lovely choices!

    http://www.lookbookunlimited.com/

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  20. Love your pattern mixing! I found your blog through What I Wore Wednesday, and I'm your newest follower! Feel free to follow back if you'd like.

    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the pattern mixing!

    Amy
    http://www.amyjbennett.com

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  22. Love your outfitand the pattern mixing, whoo I cant wait to wear my white jeans, I brought some ( to small as usual) so now I'm working hard to get into mine :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays,,,

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  23. Classy as always. I'm trying to get my head around how this pattern mixing looks so great - and have ended up with 'it just does'. You've inspired me to try again! Thanks for sharing with WW xo

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  24. I think your look is FAB!! I love the white jeans in the boots and the pattern mixing rawks! You look very pulled together!!

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  25. Love the unexpected white jeans and those fabulous boots!

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