Adventures in Maximalism: Casual Pattern Mixing

For fun and relief from cabin fever, I mixed a floral, a plaid and leopard and wonder what you think. The leopard jeans are actually NYDJs denim leggings, sized up. Is this too crazy?

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  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    As I can see not crazy at all, I like the outfit and that pattern mix, you look super on it. Enjoy.

  • cindysmith replied 1 year ago

    I don't think it's crazy. I like it.

    If the leopard had been less subtle, more in your face, it might be a little crazy. But this works, to my eyes.

  • El Cee replied 1 year ago

    Love it! A bold mix... but certainly not crazy. We really do need some fun and color/pattern this time of year.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Mirjana, Cynthia, and El Cee. The outfit got some looks and smiles but no comments.

  • anne replied 1 year ago

    Not at all crazy. Looking good.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Killer pattern mixing, you clever lady. 

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    I like it, the mix is perfect.

  • La Pedestrienne replied 1 year ago

    The leopard is very subtle, and the white shoes and white floral help unify everything. Definitely works!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Anne, Angie, Bonnie, and La Pedestrienne, thank you for encouraging my fun with fashion.

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Works for me - it's all very subtle and so...

    Also, I understand how a pattern mix can be a great way to spice up a miserable day. 

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    I like it too, what a lovely sweater!!

  • Xtabay replied 1 year ago

    Pretty darn fabulous, good job!  I'd wear it.  I'm very timid about mixing patterns, so this inspiration is helpful!

  • Chris987 replied 1 year ago

    If you are crazy I want to be there too! This is fabulous pattern mixing, really nice. Even the shoes have their own pattern mixing, or really more like texture mixing. What brand are they?

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Looks good to me. I think the colour of the shoes toning in with your sweater really helps to tie everything together.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Suz.  Yes, it was fun to try something different.  I almost added a navy paisley bandana scarf.

    Sally, the sweater was a wildcard that has been wonderful.  It's a light weight pullover from Joie that I found last year to bring more style to my casual everyday wear.

    Xtabay, I understand the fear of mixing which was why I hesitated to put all this together.  There were some failures like trying my blue leopard blouse or cardigan with these jeans.  Not a good look.

    Thank you, Chris.  The shoes are AG from last year.  They are so comfortable.

    Brooklyn, thank you for pointing out what makes this work and why.  I think you are right.  A bit of white or cream is key.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Killer Joy. Just LOVE!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Rachylou. I love your enthusiasm and hope that you are recovered from that flu.

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Pattern mixing genius!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Shevia. It's what can happen when a bunch of stuff gets tossed on the bed. :)

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