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Thursday, October 24, 2013

An Answer To A Question About My Fall Wardrobe


It all started with a couple of questions……….

"What is your favorite item to wear for Fall this year?" by my friend Janell Beals from the House of Fifty blog.

My answer was……

leopard and plaid 3

When I gave her my answer she asked me if I had anything on my blog about this pattern matching, so you see I just had to write this blog post.


Leopard is not new to my wardrobe, nor is plaid, however wearing them together is new for me.

Ralph Lauren is the master at pairing these two patterns together, and it was this image that first caught my eye, and made me look further for more of this combination.

mixing leopard with plaid: ralph lauren: fall '12
I did not have to look very hard to find combinations that I thought would work well for me, or anyone for that matter.

Whatever floats your boat
I find that I like it best when used subtly, and usually with a green or red plaid.

Plaid, stripes + leopard #ampedONstyle | Not a fan of this jacket trend, but I'm loving the mixed prints.
Leopard flats seem to work with so many combinations even stripes and plaids.

What makes this work so well IMHO is the camel vest pulls all the patterns, and colors together. 

The red purse makes the plaid marry well to all the other patterns.

PLAID. Leopard. Chambray.
Plaid, leopard and chambray. All working well together. 

I will admit this look is not for every one, and you have to be very careful how you pull it together. 

Mixing these two patterns is for the brave, and for those that love to mix patterns.

@Chriselle Buendia Lim is loving her Rafe "Sarina" leopard print envelope clutch available @sharan's

Using black watch plaid with leopard is probably my favorite combination.

I fell in love with the green plaid shirt from Jcrew, and was so disappointed when it was out of stock……

J Crew.  Tartan.  Need I say more?
I just knew it would look great with leopard. I looked on ebay and all over the web to no avail. 

Recently we took a trip to the Factory outlet for Jcrew and since it was my birthday I got lucky, and they had it!! Now I can wear some plaid with leopard this year. I just might throw on some pearls and a little bling too!!

 Here is the coat I will be wearing it with……

ASOS Longline Animal Fur Coat.
A pair of jeans, green plaid shirt, and brown booties and I am good to go!!

Some RED and LEOPARD done well.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Wrap, Renee Silk Square plaid and leopard
For the more conservative a RL plaid and leopard silk scarf!
Have I convinced you yet?