Sunday, 13 August 2017

Same Old Pattern Mixing

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If it ain't broke...

Stripes and florals, with some gingham thrown into the mix. Haven't we seen this  before? Yes, you got me: I posted an almost identical outfit last summer...

Well, as you know, I'm a strong believer in repeating favourite outfits. Let's call it signature style. It sounds so much better than a style rut, don't you think?

Or maybe we could simply call this an updated version, sort of florals-stripes-gingham 2.0? After all, it's not blue and white stripes this time... and instead of neatly tucking the shirt in, I just let it hang out. Sloppy?... Hmm, let's call it relaxed, instead. Scandi-cool meets preppy, or something...

mixing stripes and florals
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OK, so the outfit is just recycling old ideas, let's talk about the location. Oops, we've been here before, too...

Porvoo is a small town about an hour away from where I live, and  the old town is a popular tourist destination, particularly in summer. There are coffee shops, chocolate shops, restaurants, antique shops and artisans everywhere. And cobblestone streets and narrow alleys and old wooden houses. And way more international tourists than I remembered from my last visit a couple of years ago.

But it's still a lovely place to spend an afternoon, sampling cakes over coffee, then scouring the antique and vintage shops for hidden treasures...

mixing stripes and florals

Outfit details:
t-shirt: Gap / skirt: Seasalt Cornwall (old) / bag: Coach (old) / 
shoes: Gabor (old) / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
location: Porvoo Old Town

Do you often repeat outfits?

Tiina

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10 comments

  1. Nice outfit. The colors work so well together. And the shapes are classic.

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    1. Thanks, Ally. I guess I always prefer classic over trends...

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  2. What a great skirt. As for pattern mixing.. that is not my forté.
    Greetje

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    1. Thanks, Greetje. Pattern mixing isn't really my forté, either. I only ever do it by mixing stripes with something else.

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  3. Love both outfits ... last year and this year. It's great to see bloggers wearing their favorites <3

    Monica.

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    1. Thanks, Monica. We should be wearing our favourites more, instead of always looking for something new. I know for sure that I don't want to promote throw-away fashion.

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  4. I like that term signature style , wearing what you like and you know what works for you . Never apologise for repeating outfits , that is real life .I always like those colours on you and that town looks such an enjoyable place to enjoy in Summer even with those pesky tourists.

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    1. Yes, signature style, that's important on so many levels. Also if we want to see style as a reflection of personality.

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  5. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your post.This is a nice outfit! You look great!

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