Pattern mixing in the fall is one of my favorite things. And although it isn’t fall yet, I could not resist sharing this stripe and leopard combination with you a little early. Especially these leopard ankle booties. Of all patterns, stripes and leopard are one of the easiest to experiment with. Today is all about pattern mixing with leopard and stripes.
Faux Leather Jacket: BLANKNYC | Stripe Tee: BP., from last fall (similar style) | Leggings: similar style | Leopard Booties: Treasure & Bond | Bag: Chanel (similar style under $300) | Earrings: Sheila Fajl | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lipstick: #47 & #200
Pattern Mixing with Leopard and Stripes
Mixing patterns can often times be intimidating. But, if you are new to the pattern mixing game, leopard and stripes are a good place to start. No matter what patterns you are mixing, I like to keep a few things in mind when playing with patterns. Here are a few: keep the patterns in the same color family, pick one of the patterns as a dominating print and pair the patterns with neutrals. A black and white stripe tee is a great closet staple that can be styled countless ways in the fall, including an animal print. The dark leopard background pairs well with the dark stripes. As for a dominating print, although the stripes are on a larger scale, the leopard booties are definitely more prominent in this look. Lastly, the rest of the look is made up basic, neutral pieces, like this faux leather jacket and black leggings.
Leopard Ankle Booties
Leopard is a pretty common print in my closet. But, when I spotted these leopard ankle booties during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I knew they had to be a part of my fall shoe collection. More of a statement shoe, this Chelsea style ankle boot can be styled with jeans or leggings into fall and winter. Priced at just under $120, these ankle booties feature two trendy details: a block heel and pointy toe. They are also available in black leather, burgundy suede and black patent leather.
What are your favorite patterns to mix? I hope you all have a great start to the week! See you back here tomorrow for an all new end of summer recipe post!