Pattern-mixing a chevron striped dress

Today I’m doubling up on style challenges:  Audrey’s “One Piece, Many Ways” linkup over at Putting Me Together, as well as Gracey’s “Literary Stylings” challenge at Fashion for Giants. I’m so efficient. 😉 The piece I started with was my black & white chevron striped dress from Old Navy (the stripes meet in a chevron pattern on the sides).

This time, I paired it with my orange gingham shirt, tied at the waist, a pattern-mixing combo of gingham + stripes inspired by Lisa @ Respect the Shoes. The color combo of orange + black I chose due to my recent rereading of The Hunger Games trilogy. Thought not quite “the girl on fire” like Katniss, I do like the idea of taking orange + black out of Halloween-only territory. I think it helps that this orange gingham shirt is more of a coral orange, which also goes better with my paler skin tone.

Librarian for Life + Style | Pattern-mixing a chevron striped dress

Librarian for Life + Style | Pattern-mixing a chevron striped dress

Librarian for Life + Style | Pattern-mixing a chevron striped dress

Details:  Chevron striped dress:  Old Navy, gift-carded this spring  /  Orange gingham shirt:  Old Navy, gift-carded last spring  /  Black strappy wedges:  Banana Republic, old  /  Black dangly earrings:  My paternal grandmother’s, vintage

Librarian for Life + Style | Pattern-mixing a chevron striped dress

And here are the other ways I’ve worn this striped dress so far, including pairing it with a red cargo jacket, a blue camp shirt, an olive cargo vest, and as a swim cover-up. Before now, I’ve usually paired the dress with solids, so it’s nice to add in a little more pattern-mixing!

And if you’d like to see other ways I’ve worn this orange gingham shirt, just click here! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | 1 piece, many ways: Black & white striped dress collage

Look 1  |  Look 2  |  Look 3  |  Look 4  |  Look 5

Link ups:  One Piece, Many Ways  /  Literary Stylings  /  Style Sessions  /  Real Girl Style  /  Wardrobe Wednesday  /  I Feel Pretty  /  What I Wore Wednesdays  /  Friday Favorites Remix  /  Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday  /  Friday’s Five  /  Pinned and Did It Link Party


35 thoughts on “Pattern-mixing a chevron striped dress

  1. Amber @ Section 391

    I think the gingham mix is my favorite too! I believe I’m slowly getting into this pattern mixing thing… =)

  2. Ashley

    You have definitely gotten some great wear out of that striped dress! It is so versatile! I love the orange and black look – definitely not at all halloween-y!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

      Wow, that is so exciting to hear! Thank you so much, Kelly!!! I really like your relatable style, and thank you for hosting the Wardrobe Wednesday linkup! (And have I told you that I have a few Kiwi friends, from my time spent working overseas? I haven’t been yet to New Zealand, but I’ve heard soooooo many wonderful things about the country.) 🙂


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