Pattern Mixing: Stripes and Plaid + the Perfect Skirt for Teachers

I’ve never mixed stripes and plaid before, but I have been seeing a few brilliant plaid-stripes mixes popping up on Instagram lately so I decided to give it the ‘ole college try for today’s teaching outfit.

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Source Info:  Plaid infinity scarf — several years old; Tee: Striped Drapey Tee in Black/White, $24.99 (Target); Black midi skirt: Jersey Pencil Skirt, $24.94 (Old Navy); Black ankle booties: Steve Madden Terraa Shooties, on sale for $41 (Macys)

 

As I was adding the source info, it occurred to me that I’m wearing NO jewelry with this outfit. Shocking, really…..

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Maybe not so shocking, though. I guess if you’re mixing patterns, you’ve already got a little busy-ness (not “business,” know what I mean?) going on, so you really don’t need accessories that will compete with the pattern play.

One side note: this Old Navy jersey midi skirt is SO comfortable and flattering! It has a small slit at the back so you can walk easily, and the material is thick and heavy enough to hold you in without squeezing. Perfect for teaching, ladies!

 

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