Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What I Wore Wednesdays: Pattern Mixing and Boots

I can remember a time that I would never even consider pattern mixing but since starting What I Wore Wednesday over a year ago I've been trying all sorts of new outfit combinations. I love finding new outfit inspirations and trying things that are out of my comfort zone. I really hope that y'all feel the same way and are finding new trends and making new fashion friends. Oy that sounded corny but you know what I mean!

Anyway here I am mixing three different patterns in one outfit or, if you count the studded bag as well, four! I never would have done even a year ago!  I've had this sparkly striped sweater since before Blondie Boy was born but I've had my flowered Docs since 1995! Talk about shopping in your own closet :)


Sparkly Striped Top-HM
Skull Scarf-Chelsea
Booty Up Bootcut Trousers-Hold Your Haunches
Flowered Boots-Doc Martens

I'd attempted to curl my hair before the meeting but it just looked a hot mess so I ended up clipping it back. I'm not a fan of my hair pulled back but what are you going to do. If I asked Blondie Boy how I'd look he'd say "as cool as a cucumber" but that is his general rebuke when you tell him anything is a hot mess :)

I've been dying for a studded bag ever since I feel into lust with Karen's RomyGold Drew Hobo on SMASH last season but since I don't have an extra $500 kicking about I've been looking for a more affordable option. It's not exactly what I wanted but I can fit my iPad in it for meetings and it's inexpensive enough that I don't have to worry about ruining it. Can anyone tell me what the deal is with the extra, non-detachable, long strap though? I've seen it on a lot of bags this season and I just don't get it!

I do love my flowered Docs and I'm trying to find the best way to wear them; back in the day I wore them literally with everything but I feel that when you are 15 you can get away with that but not so much now. Since they are broken in to the extreme they are super comfy so I do want to wear them more often.

The weather in Glasgow has been awful so we've all been rocking boots lately. Even NBH has gotten his own pair of guy's boots from Debenhams and Blondie Boy has sheepskin style boots of his own. It's nice to keep your feet dry and stylish!



NBH had been struggling and really only had either gym shoes or dress shoes so his new boots are a fab inbetween option when he wants to wear something nicer than gym shoes but not shoes he'd wear with a suit. Debenhams actually had a huge range of men's boots on sale so he was spoiled for choice but ended up with these brown leather ankle boots from Red Herring. How cute does BB's tiny boots look next to his Dad's giant boots? Hopefully we'll get a chance to all go out and rock our boots together soon!


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Transatlantic Blonde was provided NBH's boots for the purpose of review but he chose them himself. Have you ever tried to get your husband to wear something he didn't want to? All opinions are our own.

62 comments:

Melaina25 said...

love the stripes

Melaina25 said...

I love pattern mixing too! I feel adventurous when I do. :) That looks great!Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

Melaina25 said...

I have such a thing for skulls and stripes. Love it!

Melaina25 said...

I love the part about trying new things...I feel the same way...

Melaina25 said...

Seeing how you styled it definitely makes me want to get a skull scarf!

Melaina25 said...

Great Scarf and bag. Nice look
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Melaina25 said...

Mixing patterns can be scary but your outfit looks good!

Melaina25 said...

love mixing styles too & your skull scarf is cool!
Denise

Melaina25 said...

I love the photo of the boots!


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Melaina25 said...

Your scarf is so fun!

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Melaina25 said...

DITTO! I have gained so much inspiration in the last year.......tried combos I never would have considered before!

Melaina25 said...

I am completely in love with your scarf!

Melaina25 said...

love the pic of your family's shoes :)

Melaina25 said...

Love your floral boots! And your husband's are great too. A nice mix of casual and dressy. In the words of your little one, "cool as a cucumber!" I'm digging the scarf you're wearing too. I like skulls though, so I'm biased :)

Melaina25 said...

Love the flowery docs! Espc for rainy season!

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Melaina25 said...

I sometimes accidentally end up wearing different patterns then realise, hey, this actually works! I absolutely love this outfit on you though your boots are amazing. And I couldn't agree more about WIWW being really inspirational. I love seeing your (and everybody elses!) everyday style and it gives me so many ideas about how to wear the things in my own wardrobe. So much more than any fashion magazine ever does :-)

Melaina25 said...

The photo of the boots is precious! I like your boots so much! I can't believe you had them since 1995 - that is awesome!

Melaina25 said...

I would have never pattern mixed before blogging either. Would wearing your floral boots with a cute black dress be too high school? Because I think it would look adorable.

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Melaina25 said...

Love the skull scarf and the Docs. There must be something in the air as suddenly I am see Docs all over the place and I am totally coveting a pair (hot pink oxfords).

Melaina25 said...

You look great and the patterns are subtle enough that they dont scream pattern mixing, they all work pretty well together! :)

Melaina25 said...

As always, looking lovely! Beaming as always too! :)

Melaina25 said...

I haven't gotten up the nerve to mix too many patterns/prints but will try for the weekend. Happy Wednesday - enjoy the rest of your week!

Melaina25 said...

Love the boots!
AShley

Melaina25 said...

Gorgeous boots, I'd have so many pairs of docs if I could afford them!
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Melaina25 said...

I like your floral boots! It's something new to me but I would love to have one too...just because I'm a person who only have plain and boring clothes in my closet. That's why I'm thankful for all these wonderful ladies sharing their outfits during link ups. I get ideas and inspiration and with that I'm not scared to try it too. :)

Melaina25 said...

I am a big mixer of patterns, love your stripes and skulls and flowers and studs! :) I saw some flowery DMs out shopping a few weeks ago and loved them and now you've reminded me...

Melaina25 said...

You look adorable as usual!

Melaina25 said...

Love the floral shoes!! :)

Melaina25 said...

LOve mixing patterns!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! Can you believe they are over 15 years old!?!?

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks Megan x

Melaina25 said...

Go get them! I originally saw mine in Germany and then found them when I got back home to Cincinnati and made my Mom get me them :)

Melaina25 said...

I think accessories are a great way to bring a bit of spice to your wardrobe!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for letting me know! Docs are amazleberry right?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ashley!

Melaina25 said...

This is the first time I've gone super crazy with it myself!

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks Aimee. I don't feel beaming that is for sure!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Maria-Isabel! I think that is why I was scared of pattern mixing at first---a lot of what you see is OTT!

Melaina25 said...

Docs are totally back in fashion! Get yourself a pair :)

Melaina25 said...

I think I will have to give it a go! I seriously wore these boot with a nude suede short skirt or jean short shorts or boyfriend cords----EVERYTHING.

Melaina25 said...

We have some very different feet sizes! The boots are over 15 years old--speaks volumes for Doc quality!

Melaina25 said...

I was flipping through Marie Claire in the bath this week and there was very little, if anything, I wanted to try or wear yet when I look at all the WIWW posts I always see something I want!

Melaina25 said...

If they aren't waterproof you can't wear them here :)

Melaina25 said...

Lol thanks! He's such a little weirdo but I love it. I LOVE skulls too!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! We've got some varying sizes :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I got it when we went to Sweden last year and it's my baby :)

Melaina25 said...

So glad others feel the same! I really do think of us all as a community :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Bela x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Suzanne! 3 very different sizes :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Denise!

Melaina25 said...

I know right? I think that is why I waited so long because a lot of pattern mixing is OTT but I prefer to be a bit more subtle with it.

Melaina25 said...

Thank you!

Melaina25 said...

DO IT! I loooooooooooooove mine!

Melaina25 said...

So glad others feel the same! I would never have even bought let alone worn a scarf a year ago!

Melaina25 said...

I am totally obsessed with skulls :)

Melaina25 said...

I think it's fun when it's not too OTT

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Elisabeth!

Melaina25 said...

Hello!

Thanks for hosting and I'm your newest follower:) Cute outfit and I love your shirt:) Enjoy your day!

Carissa

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Melaina25 said...

Thanks for hosting! It's such a fun linky! :-)

Melaina25 said...

It can be fun if not OTT!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Carissa!

Melaina25 said...

Glad you enjoy it Rachel!