I was inspired recently by this pattern-mixing of brown + black from Jessica @ What I Wore — particularly the outfit where she combined a polka-dot button-front shirt with a tweedy vest — and I thought, “Hey, I can do that!” And thus an outfit idea was born.
Here’s my take on pattern-mixing with brown and black for fall:
I have a tweedy plaid vest, which I layered over my dotted button-front shirt. (You can read here in this post about how I shortened the shirt cuffs.) I didn’t go with a black blazer, as seen in Jessica’s outfit inspiration; instead, I added more black to the outfit with black skinny jeans and tall boots.
Side note: Is it just me, or am I also giving off a slight Han Solo vibe in this outfit? Totally unintentional, but I kinda like it! 😉
By the way, I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in this post that we had stained our backyard fence “sequoia red,” and here it is! This perspective is from inside the fence, and I think you will be seeing more of this fence in the future.
I love that the “dots” on this shirt are actually little diamond clusters! 🙂 And I mixed in more brown + black with my wood watch, c/o JORD (it’s the Ely style in “dark sandalwood,” FYI). Once again, this watch attracted comments and compliments!
Weather: Misty and overcast, typical PNW fall weather
Where: Casual Friday work day and after-work bar get-together with new faculty cohort
- Button-front: Fashion-swapped with friend, old
- Vest: Maurice’s?, old
- Skinny jeans: Banana Republic, last winter
- Boots: Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old
- Earrings: Bridesmaid gift, years ago in Texas
- Watch: c/o JORD, 2015
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