Autumn weather can be tricky: one minute the sun is shining, and the next it’s pouring. What exactly are you supposed to wear then???
My autumn outfits always start with a coat and shoes. It doesn’t really matter what I’m wearing underneath the coat. But if I get the coat and the shoes wrong, I’m going to be miserable. Or cold, or wet, or both. So, a rainy day (even if it’s just showers) requires a water-proof coat and shoes.
And because it was sort of a sunshine-and-rain kind of day, I decided to take this fun and quirky raincoat out for a spin. And I really wanted to wear something in a contrasting colour with it. But the problem is I don’t really have long-sleeved (or short-sleeved) tops in solid colours. Seriously, looking at my wardrobe you’d think I have a mild obsession with stripes. OK, fine, nobody needs as many stripy tops as I have…
easy-on-the-eye pattern mixing
So, what I’m trying to say is this is sort of accidental (rather than intentional) pattern mixing: I decided to wear the stripy top that looked the best with the coat. And you know what? I actually like these two patterns together.
I’m not a big fan of pattern mixing, as far as my own outfits are concerned (some bloggers are very good at pattern mixing, and it also suits their personalities). I like my outfits simple and minimal. Too many patterns in one outfit makes my head spin. It can look a bit too busy for my taste. But this, stripes with simple, graphic florals… This could work. At least for now.
coat: Seasalt Cornwall (old) / top: Gant / jeans: Opus /
shoes: Maripé (old) / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs / bag: Furla (old)
location: Katajanokka, Helsinki
Do you like pattern mixing?
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