,

mixing stripes and plaid

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

how to start pattern mixing

mixing plaid with stripes

red boyfriend cardigan with a plaid blanket scarf

new ways to style a striped shirt

the alex and ani cross bracleet

what to wear with a red boyfriend cardigan

||Old Navy striped tee | similar black and white plaid blanket scarf | Articles of Society jeans | Alex and Ani cross wrap braceletinitial braceletfeather bracelet | similar booties | similar cardigan||

Ever since I started blogging, I have really enjoyed pattern mixing. It wasn't something I did much before I discovered blog-land haha. Now I really enjoy it! I think the easiest prints to mix are stripes with plaid. If you are new to pattern mixing, or just now trying to learn how to mix prints, I would definitely start there. Pick two pieces that are the same color scheme. Here, my two patterned pieces are both black and white which makes them really easy to pair together. I also think if you are new to pattern mixing, it's best to start small. Before you try to mix a striped top with a floral skirt (love this combination, by the way) go for a striped top and a patterned accessory. That way, you can ease into pattern mixing!  To see another way I've styled this scarf, head here. I wore this look on Saturday for a day of running errands and going out for Mexican food! I also spent my Saturday morning doing some online browsing of the new spring lines stores are coming out with.

I'm really looking forward to the weather getting a bit warmer so I can wear some of the spring trends. I've noticed the spring trends are most likely going to have lots of off-the-shoulder looks, which is great to pair with statement necklace! I updated my shop tab with my current favorite pieces. I keep this tab pretty updated, as it's where I keep track of what's on my list and when it goes on sale. If you check it out, it's pretty clear that I am loving bold prints, bright colors ,and off the shoulder pieces! What are you looking forward to for spring fashion?

I would love it if you would follow me on GFC or Bloglovin'!

You Might Also Like

64 thoughts

  1. Such a pretty look! I love the red cardigan to tie it together! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really like the mix and match look! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love stripes and plaid together! So cute! And I love the pop of red with the cardigan, so fun! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    ReplyDelete
  4. Pattern mixing is always a good idea!! Love the pop of red! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love this look. So comfy and casual - have a great day!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

    ReplyDelete
  6. love your outfit! so stylish and casual
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. This look is perfect for a casual winter day! I'm pretty novice at pattern mixing still, but I think I've got stripes and plaid down!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love combining stripes with other patterns! This outfit is so adorable and the color of that cardigan is gorgeous!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this look and the fun pop of color!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You and I BOTH are looking forward to some warmer weather! I'm in such a style rut right now because of the cold and basically trying to wear 10 layers at once!
    The Adored Life

    ReplyDelete
  11. wearing all my fav colors! i think stripes and plaid are so classic and you really can't go wrong. cute outfit!

    xoxo cheshire kat

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hey Darcey!
    I hope you remember me from a year ago.. I used to go by the name "Selina Kyle" or "MissKnowItAll" anyway, I must say I love how your dressing sense is evolved. I especially love the cardigan that you're wearing, it compliments you so well.


    La Belle Dame

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love those jeans! You look so cute and cozy, even though it's probably cold outside-haha

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the scarf! Also, I am totally going to check out those jeans, I really like them!

    ReplyDelete
  15. One of my favorite combos, so obviously I love this outfit! Haha. You look super cute too!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love stripes and plaid together! Great outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  17. The black + red + white colors are so pretty together and your bracelet is gorgeous, too. I am excited about getting into some spring fashion SOON!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am so in love with patterns on patterns! Plain blanket scarfs with a striped shirt are my absolutely favorite right now! Especially when mixing different colors together! Loved the outfit choice!
    Kate::A Little NW Charm

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm terrible at pattern mixing!! I think that's why I don't do outfit posts! lol =P

    You got it though!! I love the bold plaid w/ the small stripes!! Love the colors you choose too! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

    ReplyDelete
  20. I used to get so freaked out about how things looked together. At this point in my life, if I like it together I just wear it. Love the combo on you!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yes, yes and yes!!! I love red, black and white!! So classic but packs a great color pop punch!! You look incredible!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Always a fan of some good pattern mixing!

    xo Mary-Katherine | Gold-Hatted Lover

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love the pop of the red cardigan! Super cute!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I was scared to mix patterns for fear of not matching for longest time, but now I love it. I have the same tee from Old Navy and I wear it with everything!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the idea of easing into the mixing of the patterns with smaller patterned pieces. I love how you have the different stripes in this look!

    ReplyDelete
  26. These are my two favorite patterns to mix together, and I never thought to mix patterns either until blog-land <3
    Green Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  27. You are rocking the plaid & stripes; it makes for such a stunning, cool combination. It's always good to start small as far as trying new things, mixing patterns, etc. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    ReplyDelete
  28. Mixing stripes is one of my favorite ways to pattern mix. This looks great on you! A scarf is the perfect way to do it with your top.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm pretty much only comfortable pattern mixing with stripes, but I love them with pretty much everything! They're great with plaid, leopard, or florals which are some of my favorites.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Great outfit!
    www.elationofcreation.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Too cute! In love with stripes and plaid combo!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    ReplyDelete
  32. I didn't start pattern mixing until I started blogging either and I love it now! Such a cute combination of plaid and stripes!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm looking forward to wearing non-maternity clothes again! I love the cardigan you picked--the red makes the outfit pop and also pulls it all together.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the pattern mixing and the pop of red from the cardigan really ties it all together!!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love the plaid scarf paired with the strip top- cute!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. It feels so wrong to mix stripes and plaids. It bugs me when my husband mixes prints when dressing my little guy. I like the outfit if you toss the plaid. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  37. You are so good at pattern mixing and you do it so flawlessly. When I mix patterns sometimes, I realize halfway through the day that I'm severely clashing and by then it's too late because I wore the outfit out into the day haha. I need your help! xx adaatude.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love your outfit! I feel like it's simple and not clashing at all. I'd be afraid I'd clash a lot with my patterns. I usually do wear stripes with plaid, but I feel like it looks silly.

    liz @ j for joiner

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the combination of prints and adore the touch of red

    ReplyDelete
  40. yessss that scarf is perfection! love how you styled it.
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a cute outfit - I love how you brought everything together with that cardigan!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

    ReplyDelete
  42. You look so pretty! Awesome OOTD!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

    ReplyDelete
  43. You are adorable! I love pattern mixing, and thus mix is so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  44. You are the best at pattern mixing! I need to take a page out of your book on how to do it :) Have a great weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

    ReplyDelete
  45. You are the best at pattern mixing! I need to take a page out of your book on how to do it :) Have a great weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

    ReplyDelete
  46. Can't go wrong with stripes & plaid, super cute look!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Looking great hon, I love the red and plaid together, nice combo.
    http://artadorned.com/

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love this combo! Stripes, plaid and red makes for a fab look!
    xx, Bri || www.Neutral2Neon.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Nice print mixing! :) My favourite part of your outfit though is the red cardigan, such a nice way to add some colour :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    ReplyDelete
  50. great combo!! love the scarf!

    Have a great weekend!
    Animated Confessions

    ReplyDelete
  51. Everything about this I just love! I'm pinning this so I can recreate it myself. Stripes + plaid are two of my favorite patterns to mix!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love this outfit so much! Red, black and white is probably one of my favorite color combos. Thanks for posting the Old Navy striped Tee.. I now want one in each color!

    theritzyglitzy.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. This is a casual look that I need to replicate! You look so nice and put together. Also love the color combo. So pretty!

    Cameron Proffitt

    ReplyDelete
  54. Cute!!! Loving how you mixed these patterns!

    Sportsanista

    ReplyDelete
  55. Darcy, I'm looking forward to the Spring too :-) ♡

    I love print too... the plaid and stripe does look really nice together xox

    ReplyDelete
  56. That little bit of red truly lives up your outfit. Such great combination of colors and layers.
    Http://redreticule.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. So cute! This is definitely a go-to look for me! Cardi, scarf, striped shirt and jeans!
    You look adorable!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love this look on you!!! Fabulous as always!!

    xoxo
    Brooke
    InaWorldofBees

    ReplyDelete