How To Mix Patterns For Fall - Just Style LA

Fall is a great season for mixing different patterns. One of my favorite ways to mix patterns is to take a classic one like houndstooth and mix it with a trendy one like leopard and that is exactly what I have done for today's look.

Before I get into talking about the outfit, here are the two main points to keep in mind when mixing patterns together.

  1. Make sure the patterns are two different sizes.
  2. The patterns should have at least one color in common.

Fall is the perfect season for houndstooth patterns so today I have a new boyfriend blazer in this chic and classic pattern for you.

It is made from a small houndstooth pattern in the color combo of tan/brown/black. The collar is in a nice contrasting brown velvet. It is single breasted with one button in the front which is also made out of a brown velvet.

The body is a bit oversized and that is why I am calling it a boyfriend blazer. It has two welt pockets in the front, and it is fully lined in a brown lining.

I am wearing it with another new rayon jersey top we have just added to our shop. This one is in a nice tan color that has a round neck and long sleeves. It is a great neutral color for fall that will work with lots of outfits.

For a scarf I am wearing one of our all-time best-selling scarves that we keep re-stocking. Our Black Taupe Ivory Leopard Scarf has been such a popular item and if you don’t have one yet I suggest you get it as it really is a the perfect scarf.

This is where I am mixing the two patterns of the houndstooth and the leopard together. As you can see the houndstooth pattern is a lot smaller and they both have similar colors, so they work really well together.

I finished off my look today with our Gold Chain and Champagne Beads Necklace with Gold Pendant. 

 Tan Brown Black Houndstooth Boyfriend Blazer - Click Here

Tan Round Neck Long Sleeve Top - Click Here

Dark wash jeans - Banana Republic

Shoes - Tony Bianco

Bag - Teddy Blake 

Belt - Givenchy

How do you like my look?




Maureen said:

You are a pattern mixing queen Nora! Love this entire outfit and that houndstooth blazer is simply stunning.

Maureen |


Lovely said:

Fantastic tips! Love the blazer!

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