Hey friends! Welcome to the first many ways post. For the first collaboration we’re showing you 6 different ways to style a patterned top. ALSO the last link up for the Fall Capsule Wardrobe! I need more time to create an a worth collage for you all so I thought I’d mix this post in instead. Link up for the capsule wardrobe is at the bottom of this post AND GOOD NEWS! Anne and I will be continuing the link up in January so you have all of December to prepare!
I have to admit, doing collaborations like this is really nervewracking. First, I’m worried bloggers will drop out or not deliver on time. Fortunately I had an easy time with that this time! Second, I’m worried we’ll show very similar looks. But this time we all went different ways so I’m happy
You’ve seen me in this top before and when I expressed my trouble with styling it, a sweet reader, Alice, suggested I tuck it into pants. Uh, duh. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of that! But once I did I loved the way it looked and I decided to spice it up even further by wearing a completely different pattern with it.
My tips for wearing a patterned shirt like this? 1- Don’t be afraid to wear other patterns with it and make it fun! I have a leopard floral pattern, a stripe, and a leopard pattern going on in the first outfit! But somehow I feel they all work together. 2- Pull one of the colors from the top and work with that. In my second look I pulled the navy from the top and kept the look monochromatic.
You might notice it was a bit windy when I took these…
The other way I wore my shirt was with my favorite navy skirt and a navy cardigan. I’ve worn this look a few times to work actually because I like how easy it is to throw on and look put together.
Winter capsule dates: January 6, January 27, February 24, and March 31!