Pattern Play

As you’ve come to know and [hopefully] love here on LLM, I am an extreme lover of color. I’m also a pretty big admirer of patterns, so today I thought I would share with you my own personal tip on how to make two articles of clothing in differing patterns look good.

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My secret? Well, of course, it’s color ;)

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Now, I know there are some of you out there that would maybe not feel comfortable mixing varying repeats like this, but I’m here to tell you that you can and the answer is simply this = it’s all in the color.

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I created this new “go-to” ensemble of mine by looking through my closet for similar hues; this particular one is based around blues.

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I did this by taking this fabulous Gorman Clothing sweater [isn’t swell?!] and played off both it’s navy and teal with my gingham J.Crew “Martie” pants and my perfectly-matched Guess pumps.

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Glasses: Vogue Eyewear / Necklace: Dogeared / Sweater: Gorman Clothing / Pants: J.Crew

Purse: Kate Spade New York (Ebay) / Shoes: Guess

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“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” — Alicia Keys

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By pairing these blues together, this look has an absolute effortless feel – just be careful not to go overboard with the accessories though [word to the wise] keep it simple and let the patterns do the rest ;) have a happy weekend, y’all!

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