How to Wear Plaid on Plaid

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Pattern-mixing is such a fun way to spice up your wardrobe. Some of my favorite pattern mixing

combinations are plaid and leopard, stripes and florals, polka dots and stripes.  I recently purchased several plaid items from Old Navy at once, and it inspired me to try a new pattern-mixing combo–plaid on plaid

Top: Old Navy // Skirt: Old Navy // Ankle Boots: Target–25% off w/ code SHOES // Necklace: Kate Spade // Earrings: Baublebarmore colors // Crossbody: Kate Spade (similar, similar)

There are two tricks to styling two plaid pieces together.  First, make sure both plaids contain the same main color. Both of my pieces have green as their main color.  This helps for an overall cohesive look.  Second, pair a small pattern and a big pattern together for contrast.  Here, my shirt has a large buffalo plaid print while my skirt has a small tartan print. 
Another tip is since you’re going for the same color in your plaids, you should mix it up when it comes to accessories.  My skirt has a thin blue line running through it, so I chose to pull that color out.  I matched both my earrings and my skirt to that blue, and it makes for an unexpected but striking overall effect. Otherwise, I kept my tights and ankle boots in one color because I had enough going on from the knees up.
This is the perfect look leading up to the holidays, and would be so cute for Christmas card pictures! Speaking of the holidays, be sure to check out yesterday’s post about how to prep your guest bathroom for holiday guests!
For more pattern mixing inspiration, click here and here.

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