WIW: double plaid

Today’s blog post sparked outfits with my wide brown plaid pants( 3-6) and a thrifted Books Brothers plaid blazer and western inspired tan and grey boots.
And photos 1/2... EF black pants stuffed into black Aquatalia square toe booties to look a little like outfit #2 from the blog post. The last outfit (#4/5) has more pattern mixing and warmth with the addition of a pseudo plaid scarf.
What do you think? 1/2 is what I am wearing with gold hoop earrings. I may add a gold chain with a gold covered aspen leaf pendant for autumn. Is it all too much? Especially the pattern mixes in 4/5? Do I dare wear this outfit out in public? Do the soft shades of brown and cream soften it or make it more hectic?

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  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    #5 is ultra professional tonal pattern mixing. 2 plaids and a pattern, WELL DONE. 

     KILLER and you are ready for NYFW :)

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    Pattern mix looks soft and fashion forward. Go for it! YLF!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Angie, haha, NYFW is something I would rather enjoy through your eyes.
    Thank you, Kellygirl . Maggie, the dog, will not care what I wear to walk here if treats are involved.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    You dare wear it out because it looks great!These are  lovely colour combinations on you

  • Bonnie replied 1 year ago

    That jacket is a great find and and your styling is perfect.

  • slim cat replied 1 year ago

    Looks lovely - nice mix of soft tones. Slight personal preference to #1 - since I’m wearing a lot of black lately :-) .

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Both look fab. I have a slight preference for 1 but adding the scarf. Love the scarf. You have a fantastic wardrobe.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Kellygirl, Cardiff girl, Bonnie, slim cat and Brooklyn. Thank you so much for the vote of confidence. I am having a horrible time trying to get my blood sugar under control today and don’t know why. Your sweet comments help me relax.

  • Jane replied 1 year ago

    The soft tones are rich, classic and soothing, super pattern mixing. I hope your sugar levels calm down shortly.

  • Liesbeth replied 1 year ago

    Both versions are great! You can wear both high and low contrast imo, especially when you add in those mid tones.

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    #1 and 2 are very 1990's and #3 - 5 so very 2020's - both fabulous. You must wear the plaid mixing version out and about. Joy, with everything going on in the world, it is not surprising that your blood sugar levels are a bit out of sorts - sending you hug. If playing in your wardrobe helps - we are definitely the winners because your posts are always a highlight of YLF.

  • Lynne replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, I love all the neutrals, Joy!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you for the kind thoughts, Jane, Liesbeth, bijou and Lynn.

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    Blazer was an excellent find. I can't see well enough to comment on the details but all of these work, and work well!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Shevia. I need to look at your WIWs for ideas for wearing this blazer. I used to wear it with jeans and brown bottoms, but most of those are gone. The plaid is just dark brown and cream with a cream lining. I welcome styling suggestions.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    I don't think it's too much at all - and the cream is beautiful with the browns. Hope you are feeling better!! xx

  • nuancedream replied 1 year ago

    I just LOVE #5 on you, Joy.  It's so sophisticated with the pattern mixing and the addition of the scarf is sublime.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you so much, nemosmom. I am feeling a bit depressed with all the staying home. My little grandson’s birthday is this week and it sounds like We will not be able to see him or take him a gift. It is probably for the best but it hurts. The most exciting part of the week is DH getting stitches out after a pulled tooth.
    Please don’t misunderstand. I am very grateful that DH and I are not sick and live in a beautiful spot.

  • catherine replied 1 year ago

    Joy, you look perfect. I especially like the square toe boots. And you have the most beautiful hair I have ever seen.

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