Thursday, 2 October 2014

Autumnal Pattern Mixing With Statement Heels

Autumnal style pattern mixing with patchwork denim
There are some occasions when less is more, and (in my case) sometimes more is more... quite often when I'm putting an outfit together I just fancy piling it all on. However, this hadn't actually been my intention here but I love how much busier it looks in the photos than it did in the mirror.

The outfit started with these faaaaabulous red and grey court shoes with a chunky heel - I've totally been embracing the block heel trend this year and these are no exception! If you look closely you'll see that they tick so many trend boxes: blocked heel, colour blocking, pointed toe. Not only that but there's a metallic chrome strip (see below) that continues on the inside of the heel. If that's not a statement heel, I don't know what is.

The shoes were from UK shoe company Pavers, and I have to commend them for such a comfortable pair of heels (I went shopping in them for a few hours and my feet were fine - first wear). The block heel does help with comfort, and I'm always thankful for a trend that's comfy as well as stylish. I love the fact that the red, grey and black pick out the colours in my blazer - this is me at my autumnal happiest!

Are you a 'less is more' or 'more is more' sort of person? And have you found the block heel trend is for you (like I have)? Do you find it makes them more comfortable - let me know in the comments...

Autumnal style colour blocked heels and patchwork denim
Colour blocked heels
Autumnal style pattern mixing with patchwork denim
Autumnal style pattern mixing
Autumnal style pattern mixing
Catherine x
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Heels: c/o Pavers, Jacket: River Island (old), Top: Fever London, Jeans: c/o La Redoute (similar), Bag: Accessorize, Sunglasses: c/o Lulus, Necklace: Gift, Blue/gold ring: Unknown (old), Fingertip rings: Asos

Linking up to: Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Share in Style, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Throwback ThursdayPassion for Fashion Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites

I have written this post in collaboration with Pavers. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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  1. fabulous print mixing, Catherine.
    Love your hair too
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    1. It's your kinda pattern mixing, Sacramento! Thank you xx

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  2. I love this Catherine! The colours and mixed-prints are fabulous and totally work for Autumn. And the shoes are GORGEOUS xx

    Little Miss Katy | Fun, Food & Fashion!

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  3. Love the pattern mixing here and the colors are perfect for fall! This outfit is perfection!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Aww thanks Lee - the colours are just right for the new season, aren't they...?! xx

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  4. gorgeous...those colours look so amazing on you!

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    1. Thanks Natasha my lovely - I'm so sorry I haven't said hi in a while! I'll pop over :)) xx

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  5. Your coat and heels are fabulous !!

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  6. Loving your hair in this shot Catherine! I think it is about time I embrace the block heel.. my tired runners feet can't cope with stiletto heels anymore. I just need to find the right style that suits me. I love your crazy busy outfit - peps up a summers day!

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    1. I've warmed more and more to block heels this year - I really wasn't sure about them (horrid memories of the 90s kept creeping into my head). But yes, they make SUCH a difference to being able to walk around comfortably in them! Glad you like them, thank you xx

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  7. Ooooo those shoes are amazing! I do love a block heel at the minute!
    Sophie
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    1. I have to agree with you about them being pretty amazing, Sophie!! They were a bit of a find - thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  8. I love those shoes and I love the outfit you built around them!

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    1. Thank you Pam - the colours all tied in really nicely (luckily)! x

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  9. Great pattern mixing, Catherine! Those colors are so good. I don't know which I loves more; the blazer or the shoes.

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    1. Me neither... that's why I put them together!! Thanks hun x

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  10. These pieces looks like they were made to be worn together. The color of the heels is perfect with the fun blazer.

    BTW, I hope you will join TBT Fashion link up - it's up on the blog now.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thank you Alice - and yes I remembered this time!! Thanks so much for the invite xx

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  11. Heartbeats for the mix of prints! Gorgeous outfit!XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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    1. Hehe thanks Jeanne... good to be mixing my prints again ;)

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  12. I love the way you look amazing in mixed patterns
    When I try I always seem to look like Ive got dressed in the dark lol xx

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    1. Aww thanks Gail! The only "trick" I have is to make sure you have at least one colour that is repeated in both patterns (the red in this case). As long as you do that then I find it works?! x

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  13. I love this colorful ensemble on you, the hair is spectacular as always! :D I'm definitely a more is more type of person, although sometimes I dress with "less is more" on accident :D

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    1. Oooh I'd never say you were a less is more person, Keit... and that's what I love about you!! Thank you so much my lovely!

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  14. I just looove that blouse. I am not one for pattern mix you just look fabulous in it. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

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    1. I don't wear it nearly often enough, Sabina - but it lends itself well to pattern mixing! Thanks so much xx

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  15. Really love this outfit! The mix of prints is perfect and great shoes!

    www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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    1. Thank you Kristie, the shoes are getting a lotta love!!

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    1. Thanks Heather so much!! I rather love how it all came together myself :)

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  17. Love the outfit. Wouldn't mind wearing it myself. Thanks for warning me that chunky heels are fashion now. I am about to buy new black pumps and was looking at thin heels. Still time to change that.
    Greetje

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    1. Oh just buy whatever you like, Greetje (though I'm sure you will anyway)! ;)) The good thing about the block heels is that they're easier to walk in! Thank you sweetie xx

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    2. That is so true. And especially in Haarlem where we have lots of old fashioned streets... that is a definite plus.

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  18. You've got a bit of a boho feel happening here, dearest Catherine...and I LOVE it!! Firstly, those shoes truly have the perfect colour combo happening for fall; and as far as the block heel goes, I've become a much bigger fan since I broke my foot back in March!! ;D Crazy good pattern mixing with your blazer and the dotted top...but it's the fringy bag that's really got my heart!! P.S. I'm all over the map when it comes to "less is more" versus "more is more"...depends on my mood, I guess!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe I never know which way to go, Monika...!!! You're a sweetheart, thank you so much xx

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  19. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, Catherine - this is a wonderful pattern-mixed look! xox

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  20. HOLY HELLS BELLS LADY! You are looking sassy ! Love this whole outfit! from head to toe, this look scream "professional stylist" you just really look the bees knees.The colour scheme and the pattern mixing works oh so perfectly and the jeans and heels? Love! Please can i be you.. Just for the day?! XXX

    ps your hair like this is amazeballs.. !!Hello Mrs BIG hair!!

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    1. Hehe Rachel you're too nice!!!! It's so funny that I wanted patchwork jeans after seeing them on YOU (we've done it again)! You can borrow the heels if you like ;))

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  21. Love this! Great mixing of patterns. The jacket is too cool, as are the patchworked jeans.

    Alex - Funky Jungle - Instagram

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