Pattern mixing perfection

Faux fur scarf: H&M, Blazer: ASOS, Blue scarf: ASOS, Skirt: River Island (on sale for £10 if you’re a UK size 6 or 14!), Heels: French Connection, Belt: ASOS, Tights: Tights.com, Bag: ASOS, Plaited hairband: eBay, Watch: ASOS, Cuff: Accessorize (still on sale), Nails: No.7 Union Blue (old) similar: 290 Sing the Blues

This is the probably the ultimate outfit from my pattern mixing repertoire… I feel I can’t get more co-ordinated than this (if pattern mixing’s your thing, that is – I know it’s not to everyone’s taste)!

I’m surprised I’ve never paired this blazer and this skirt before, both of which I’ve worn a few times on the blog. (Blazer here and here, skirt here.) The colours were just perfect together, and with a few of my other favourite items thrown into the mix (platform suede heels, faux fur scarf, wide tan belt), I had the perfect not-too-cold winter’s day outfit. Though I’m now wondering if it’s a little too co-ordinated… I just don’t even realise I’m pattern mixing/clashing anymore – I just go for what I want to wear together.

I’ve realised how cold I look with my hunched shoulders in the third photo – by the time we got round to taking pictures the sun was going down and it was pretty chilly 😉

I do hope everyone’s well and not snuffly (like me) or otherwise – stay safe and warm folks!!

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36 Comments

  1. February 7, 2012 / 10:48 am

    Absolute perfection, my dear Catherine, ahhhhhhhh. Such a joy when I see your posts.
    I love the second pic from the top, ahhhhhh that smile is fantastic.
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  2. February 7, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    Love your skirt and coat! Great look . I am following you 🙂 Check my blog and if you like it, you are welcome to do the same! Kisses <3<3

  3. February 7, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Sorry you're still snuffly, Catherine! You look fabulous, and you're right – these colors are perfection! together. And the shoes . . . . yum.

    • February 7, 2012 / 3:13 pm

      Aww thanks lovely Patti… can't believe I got another cold after having one before Xmas (I *never* get ill)! Should be mostly back to normal tomorrow 😉 C xoxo

  4. February 7, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    You need to be featured in Vogue for this one…crazy good! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo love those shoes!!!

  5. February 7, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    i have been eyeing this skirt up for ages!!!! your style is amazing as always hun.. so frickin' good!!! 😀

  6. February 8, 2012 / 4:06 am

    The skirt is truly wonderful! I like the pic where the wind has caught it a bit.

  7. February 11, 2012 / 4:06 am

    Hi! I found you through Refinery29 Blogger contest! You have a very unique style and amazing sense of colour! My vote is on u! I'm your new follower too, hope we can follow each other! xx
    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

  8. February 11, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    You're utterly gorgeous and I am so impressed by your eclectic dress sense. x Kat

  9. February 21, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    You are by far one of my favorite pattern mixers. You do it incredibly well! I love the polka dots with chevron. The color palette is incredible, too. I will take some lessons from you.

    Van@ The Clothes We Wear

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