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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Mixing 3 Patterns • Crazy Times, Crazy Clashes!

Leopard, stripes and checks • Pattern mixing • Fat Fabulous

Today, I'm mixing 3 patterns together and although I've called this post "Crazy Clashes" the clash isn't really crazy at all.

The 3 patterns involved in this look are:

  • Checks
  • Leopard
  • Stripes

For me, stripes and leopard are true classics... neutrals, even... so they hardly count as patterns at all!

{Okay, the leopard here is a RED leopard, but it still feels quite classic to me.}

Leopard, stripes and checks • Pattern mixing • Fat Fabulous

Mixing Breton stripes and leopard print is a timeless option and always looks good, especially if you swapped out the red leopard for a classic tan-coloured leopard print.

Adding a check is an easy and obvious option for me.
A gent's checked blazer works well to create an effortless look.

This isn't really what I was wearing today.
I've been slobbing around in joggers and gigantic jumpers.
However, the hairband IS something I've been wearing as it does a great job of covering up my grey roots and badly-needing-cut hair!

However, I still wanted to provide you with some light-hearted content during these difficult times.

If you've ever fancied trying a "Crazy Clash' then now is the perfect time to do it!

How do you feel about mixing patterns?
Do you think stripes and leopard are classics that can be classed as neutrals?

SKIRT: OLD (I can't remember where from and I cut the label, Tesco maybe?)
T-SHIRT: Weekday
BLAZER: Topman (hand-me-down)
SOCKS: Gypsy (old)
BAG: A gift
HEADBAND: Primark (old)
NECKLACE: Tatty Devine (old)

Leopard, stripes and checks • Pattern mixing • Fat Fabulous


  1. This is the MOST wonderful, stylish pattern clash Sam... not sure it gets much better than this!!

    Thank you for keeping it real :D

    Catherine x

    1. Thank you Catherine.... I love it when you pop over and leave a comment!! 😘 X

  2. You are a burst of beauty and adorableness. I would wear this outfit today if I could actually go somewhere other than the veterinarian - where I sit in my car in the parking lot and wait for masked and gloved attendants to come out to get my little patient. The skirt is a delight, especially with the other prints.

    1. Thank you Kathleen... It's actually a comfy skirt for slobbing about in too! πŸ˜…

  3. Fantastic. Even more so with the white trainers.


  4. I love pattern-mixing - I remember how daring I felt when I first tried it, and it felt so weird then! And now we hardly think about it. That skirt is amazing. I would wear all of this!

    Have you thought about growing out your grey? Too soon? :)

    1. I'm thinking about it Sheila.... It's a daunting thought isn't it? But let's face it.... We're not kidding anyone that we're not 25 are we?! Hahahaha... Maybe it's time?? X

  5. I do love this outfit and the magnificent pattern-mixing! you're brilliant!.
    The red leopard and striped t-shirt rock together and the jacket is a perfect partner!, so cool and elegant and modern!
    Glad to see you blogging and having fun!

    1. Thank you Monica. It's been such a struggle to get motivated.... I'm trying!! 😘😘😘

  6. Ah.. this is something I admire you for. Especially because I suck at it. I am afraid I am too conservative for pattern clashing. Perhaps two patters together like polka dot and stripe (how boring) and then I am done. It is just not in my character. All the more I admire you for it as I can see that it looks great. Applause dear.


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