Pattern Mixing: Stripes and Plaid + Leopard Slip-Ons

So how was your Valentine’s Day? Mine was pretty uneventful. We don’t ever really do much for V-Day — never have. I get the kids and the hubs a few goodies, but that’s about it. Is that weird? Seems like everyone else gushes about how they’re getting flowers, going out to eat, dressing up, giving extravagant gifts, etc. I guess that’s just not us. ย Anywho, on to the outfit.

What are your thoughts on pattern mixing? Specifically, how many patterns is too many? I sure hope it’s not three. I like how the smaller, less busy plaid in the scarf and the smaller leopard pattern look with the slightly wider black & white stripes in this top.

What would you think about this same look, but with black jeans? Too costume-y? I do like how the blue denim makes everything less matchy-matchy. As if 3 patterns together could be matchy? You know what I mean.

I did wear this outfit to school, and not even on a Friday. Our administration has recently clarified that we CAN wear jeans whenever we want, as long as we keep it professional. I love our administration!!!!!! Of course I have already been wearing jeans several days a week for the last few years without being sure it was okay, but we don’t need to go into that.

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    • Emily, I love the bold leopard print of the coat with the fine stripes in your top. Great styling! I thank my lucky stars every day that we can wear jeans to school. I wear them almost every day! ~Jenny

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