Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter #iwillwearwhatilike

Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog

Another autumn/winter season, another way to wear my olive green longline jacket.

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This time with that all-time classic pattern mixing combo: stripes and checks (or stripes and plaid for my US friends)!

It’s one of those outfits that has “a lot going on” as my mum would say, and that suits me just fine. I’m rarely one for minimalism. I won’t just stop at pattern mixing, I’ll throw in extra textures and colours for good measure.

This weekend was Remembrance Sunday and I wear my poppy brooch every year during the week leading up to Armistice Day. I wanted it to show up so opted for the olive longline jacket that I’ve worn several times before on the blog – scroll down to see all the ways I’ve styled it.

 

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I did actually buy a couple of new pieces from Asos last week and they are the striped sweater (so popular it sold out already) and the check trousers. They’re the perfect fit for me: peg leg, tapered or carrot-shaped – call them what you will. As I have a small waist and big hips I often find slim fit trousers are too big in the waist or too small in the hips and thighs, so this style fits and flatters my hourglass shape.

It wasn’t my intention to wear the stripes and checks of the sweater and trousers together, but it’s a bold combination that of course I’m drawn to.

Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog

Accessories included a couple of splashes of colour in my (VERY old) coral-orange brogues and sunglasses, plus a faux fur pom pom beret* kindly gifted to me by faux fur experts Helen Moore. They specialise in the most beautiful faux fur accessories in a huge range of colours, PLUS they’re a brand local to me so I’m very happy to support them. Look out for them in my annual Christmas gift guide post where I highlight indie sellers rather than high street retailers…!

Have I tempted you to consider a long green coat? How about a bit of winter pattern mixing, or are you going to check out Helen Moore for faux fur accessories? Tell me in the comments…

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Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog
Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog
Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog
Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog
Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog

Beret: Helen Moore*
Sweater: Asos (sold out already! this one’s similar)
Trousers: Asos
Jacket: JD Williams (similar)
Shoes: Office (years old, similar)
Bag: included with Mia Tui Jennie bag* (discount code NDAL15 will give you 15% off full-price items)
Poppy brooch: Marks & Spencer (old, similar – all profits from its sale go to The Royal British Legion)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)

 

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5 ways to wear an olive green (khaki) longline jacket…

Here are some of the other ways I’ve worn my longline khaki jacket so you can see the different ways it can be styled:

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Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog
Pattern Mixing 101: Stripes and Checks in Winter | Not Dressed As Lamb, Over 40 Fashion and Style Blog

44 Comments

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you Gina! x

  1. November 15, 2019 / 1:39 am

    It’s like that sweater and pants were MADE for one another! And I’m in love with your coral oxfords! I love fun shoes…but hate drawing attention to my feet ;-( so I am living vicariously through your beautiful shoe collection!

    Bettye

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      Weird that I bought them without ANY thought of wearing together, eh Bettye?! I seem to do that quite often…! Thank you hon x

  2. November 14, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    It would never have occurred to me to wear stripes and plaid together, but this combo is awesome! Pinning!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks Michelle – I think people think of pattern mixing stripes with florals more [in the summer], I’m not sure I’ve done them with checks before! Thank you xx

  3. November 14, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Thanks for hosting and sharing these fabulous blogs. x

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Jacqui x

  4. November 14, 2019 / 9:57 am

    I love ALLLLLLL things Helen Moore. Her items are so well made and I adore the style.

    In one million years, I’d never think to put that striped jumper with those trousers, but OMG it is brilliant on you. You are a queen Mixologist. You could just lay this outfit out on the floor and I’d still know it was all you. GORGEOUS.

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Hehe I think the colours give it away that it’s me, don’t they Lisa…?! Thank you so much (and YES to Helen Moore for the faux fur)!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Aww Kimberly thank you x

  5. November 13, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    You always have great colors and pattern mixing. I love it and learn tons. πŸ™‚

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Oh Chrissy that’s so great to hear, thank you!!

  6. November 13, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    Hello Catherine,
    combining the daring colors is great. The check pattern is very effective. The shoes are the eye-catcher – Wonderful.
    XO Martina

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks Martina, the bright shoes have been glowing out from outfit posts on my blog for years now…!! πŸ˜‰

  7. November 13, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    I must admit, I don’t like to wear that style of trousers myself, but you always make them look so damn cool, Catherine! I’m a bit envious that they don’t look like that on me lol! However, I must say, I love the pattern mixing combo – I think it’s the colours that are so perfect together that it just works so well. The addition of the orange shoes and the grey beret is genius ( it is a beret, isn’t it?? Not entirely sure when it comes to headwear)! Naturally, I adore the jacket (it’s in my favourite colour!).
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • November 14, 2019 / 9:59 am

      Yes, Suzy!! I’m curvy like Catherine, why do those trousers never look like this on me?! UNFAIR!

      • Catherine
        Author
        November 17, 2019 / 5:12 pm

        Bless you Lisa πŸ˜€ x

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:12 pm

      Yes it’s a beret, Suzy – a beret with a bobble on top, lol! πŸ˜‰

      Thank you so much my lovely xx

  8. November 13, 2019 / 7:54 am

    This look is right up my street Catherine. Most of all, I love those sunglasses that match your hair colour perfectly. The fun of pattern play is shown off beautifully here too my dear – you’re such an expert as this! You look fab, and so trim x
    Thanks for the link-up party.

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:12 pm

      Yes I can imagine you wearing this outfit, Anna! And thank you, thank you xx

  9. November 13, 2019 / 4:05 am

    Catherine, as always, your accessories are so on point! The beanie! (And the shoes!)
    Cheryl Shops

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:13 pm

      Hehe thank you lovely Cheryl x

  10. November 12, 2019 / 10:11 pm

    I love to pattern mix and this one is a winner! That sweater is so pretty and I love your orange shoes. Great ways to get more wear out of that beautiful jacket! Have a great week. – Amy

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks Amy – the green is the perfect neutral shade that goes with everything, I guess that’s why I’ve worn it so much!

  11. November 12, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Thanks for including those other ways you styled your coat Catherine. Rewearing our clothes is so important for sustainability but sometimes it’s difficult to think up creative ways of doing it. After all fashion is fun and nobody likes repeating so much it gets boring. Also I love seeing your hair wavy xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you MT – I’m trying to do this for ALL my outfit posts from now on… I guess with 8 years of blogging behind me I should have enough to do this over and over!!

  12. Carol
    November 12, 2019 / 7:31 pm

    I love these colours and how you have mixed them.

    As a fellow redhead, they are my colours too!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Aww thanks Carol – the colours go so well with the hair, don’t they πŸ˜‰

  13. November 12, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    I love this colorful look! All those colors remind me of autumn and the colorful leaves.

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you Leelo, it may not be my favourite season for the weather, but autumnal colours are definitely my favourite…!

  14. November 12, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Catherine, your pattern mixing is perfect in this outfit! Those “check” pants are SOO cute!

    xx Darlene

    • Karen
      November 13, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Ah, these are your colours Catherine ! x

  15. Christine
    November 12, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    WOW LOVE THE JACKET –
    THAT OUTFIT LOOKS AMAZING….!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 17, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Hehe thanks Christine!

  16. November 12, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    Loving the vintage vibes of this look!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 12, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      I didn’t think about that but I guess it is a little vintage-esque, Madi! Thank you πŸ™‚

  17. November 12, 2019 / 6:25 pm

    I adore those shoes!! What a fantastic color. I wore plaid on plaid last week. And that for someone who only wore solid before blogging! Stripes are perfect to mix with prints!

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 12, 2019 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks Nancy – I’ve worn them so much over the last 8 years (and that’s just on the blog) I’ve lost count…! Good for you for experimenting x

  18. November 12, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    Catherine, these colors are so amazing together! And the sweater absolutely screams to be paired with your plaid trousers. I am also dying over your red brogues!

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 12, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you lovely Shelbee – I’m pretty fond of the colours myself x πŸ˜‰

  19. November 12, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    What a great look! Love the jacket so perfect for this time of the year!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

    • Catherine
      Author
      November 12, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks so much Ellibelle… seems it comes out rather a lot in the autumn and spring!!

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