Two random anidicdotes to start today’s post. First, my earliest memory of learning how to match clothes is in my childhood bedroom where my Mom was showing me a denim skirt I had with embroidered flowers in pink, purple, and green. She told me that when I wore that skirt, a good way to match would be to pick a shirt that was one of those colors. Why that stuck with my so hard, I am not sure but it definitely has. And the second is something I tell the team that works for me all the time – there is a time and a place to break the rules but first you need to know all of the rules and then you can choose the time and the place to break them.
Why do I share these two quips? Well, for most people leopard and stripes are contrasting patterns and should not go together as both bold patterns but I really like how this look came out. I actually think the piece that brings it all together though is the leather jacket. I bought this jacket on whim a few years ago and it has become one of my all time favorite layering pieces and I actually did a whole posted devoted to it when it arrived (which you can find here). Take a look:
What do you think of this look with its mixing patterns and colors?