The fabulously-dressed have embraced the colour-blocking trend but how about pattern-blocking? The two are the same concept. Today, I’ve got a whole slew of things happening: Plaid and crochet and stripes — oh my! However, I didn’t just stick to pairing only patterns but textures as well. Texture is so much fun to play with because it is of the tactile world. Wearing material that allows you to feel how it looks… Well now you know how a teenage boy feels when he scores his first girlfriend, *smile.
As you can see, I decided to incorporate patterns such as plaid and stripes, and textures such as crochet and brocade. Now, I love my navy blue tuxedo blazer. It really puts the bro in brocade because it always has my back. It’s such a staple piece because of its colour and its texture is subtle enough to go with anything.
But how about the rest of my outfit? The reason why it works is because I chose colours that complement each other. These colours are also more on the neutral side so the textures and patterns take centre stage. The navy blue blazer complement the red in the plaid stockings and match the stripes while the grey crochet dress complement the dull white in the tote. And then I made it more effortless by accessorizing with blue wedges with white heels. Pattern + Texture + Complementary Colours = Cute Outfit is one formula I’ve come up with, and I hope it works for you.
blazer; top shop dress; urban outfitters stockings; ardene’s
wedges; old navy tote; nine west
plaid: a pattern with repeated horizontal and vertical
blocks of colour usually made out of woollen cloth.
crochet: a method using yarn, cord, thread or wire to
create a fabric. Originated from French word croche,
meaning “to hook” because it involves using a slipknot loop
over a hook very much like knitting.