Arsenic and Old Lace…

The title really has nothing to do with the post (other than lace), but you SHOULD watch that movie if you’ve never seen it.

In honor of yesterday’s pattern/texture how-to, here’s an outfit where I mix some patterns and textures. This outfit follows rule 1 – one subtle, one that pops. My top has intricate lace detail, but it’s still simple enough to not clash with the shorts. The shorts, on the other hand, are bold and vibrant. I’m also am wearing a faux ostrich belt (another subtle pattern). The hat…is good at hiding messy, growing-out hair.

Really, the best rule to follow when mixing patterns and textures is to use your judgement. If it looks good to you, go for it.


Hat: Urban Outfitters

Lace top: secondhand

Tank: secondhand

Shorts: secondhand J. Crew

Belt: secondhand Gap

Shoes: Toms

Earrings: Ten Thousand Villages (Fair Trade)

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