Tying together dots + stripes

12:20 PM Theresa 4 Comments

Pattern mixing is like a challenge: what are the weirdest patterns you can wear together without looking a little too weird yourself?

I definitely consider myself a competitive person, just like most of the other runners I know. Actually, I don't think I know a single runner who runs just for the sake of running. It's the idea of competition and new challenges that drive us--and I can sometimes bring this mentality into other aspects of my life (ex: when, after being rejected to National Honor Society junior year, I reapplied senior year to show 'em who the true winner was [spoiler: probably still not me]).

In terms of getting dressed and choosing outfits, I think one of the most challenging things is taking two items that shouldn't be mixed, and mixing them well.

One of the easiest ways to pattern mix is by matching color, and that's the simple route I took with this combination. I've donned my polka dot winter crop top (???) and striped skirt, both of which feature an easy-to-mix black base. Dots and stripes are such a classic unmatched duo.

Nordstrom crop top | Target skirt | F21 socks | Target flats | Vintage wrist scarf?

Now let's talk winter crop tops for a second.


  1. Very cute! I'm always wary about mixing patterns, but you did it perfectly <3

    She Will Be

  2. Huge fan of knee socks! You look very pretty :)

    xo naomi --- http://www.naomiinwonderland.com

    1. I'm obsessed with them! haha. thank you! :)


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