Dressed for: Pops of Pattern

Already Pretty outfit featuring purple cardigan, turquoise tank top, leopard belt, mustard skirt, cognac pumps

Cardigan, thrifted – similar
Tank – Bella Brand
Skirt, Anthropologie Field Skirt (no longer available) – similar
Belt, thrifted – similar
Pumps – Tsubo Dufay courtesy Tsubo
Watch, Nixon Time Teller
Bracelets, various
Earrings, The Mexican Shopsimilar

This outfit seemed slightly off until I added the belt and watch. Pops of color can liven up many outfits, but in this case, I needed some pops of pattern!

Are you more likely to use patterns as centerpieces in your outfits, or accents?

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  • You make such a good point! We tend to think of color as the only Jiffy-Pop in our closet. I never thought of adding just a touch of pattern.

  • And I forgot to add that the watch is REALLY GOOD.

  • spacegeek

    In an outfit like the one you post here, I’d likely add a patterned scarf to pull all the colors together. I’m kind of surprised that you didn’t do that. But I suppose the “pops of pattern” is another way to style it! (And I like it!) 🙂

  • Great question, Sally! I had to go and look at my posts – seems patterns and pattern mixing are a main attraction. I adore printed shoes but aside from some excellent rain boots, don’t seem to have any. How can that be?

    I really like how your small areas of print light up this outfit.

  • Aziraphale

    If I use pattern at all, it’s usually as a centerpiece, and usually on the bottom. But I lean towards being more of a solids girl in general. If I use colour, on the other hand, it’s more likely to be as an accent.

    I really dig that mustard yellow skirt. 🙂

  • Love the mix of colors and the patterned belt really does finish the look off.
    I love that like me you are a thrifter. I just started my blog almost three weeks ago, having fun with it.

  • I’m super late to the comment party on this one, but I’m catching up on my google reader and just saw this today, and was highly amused because I am wearing pretty much the same colors/pieces: purply blue cardigan, bright aqua tank, but instead of the mustard skirt, I have mustard corduroys on. (But no patterny pops, I’ll admit…those are a nice touch!)