Whenever I even think about mixing patterns I feel like I have to pull out the ‘Fashion Rules 101’ manual. But really it couldn’t be simpler. Let one pattern dominate the other in scale…don’t do more than a couple of patterns at a time…and keep the rest of the outfit very simple. That’s it!! Easy right?
The Teddy coat has been around for about a year. Max Mara showed it last year on the runway and Alexa Chung sported hers last December. But it’s still a hot trend. It’s fuzzy and big – two things that are conducive to staying warm. And…I for one am getting one. I like this one from warehouse or this white one from Topshop. Also loving these from John Lewis and House of Fraser.
The reason I love oxfords so much is that I always feel like they fit with almost any outfit I’m wearing. Seriously…they’re great under the simplest of outfits (as above), terrific under a boyfriend jean, and so chic under a flowy summer dress. Tighter fitting knit dress… wonderful! Loose fitting cropped pants…sublime! The list really goes on and on. I love these by Stuart Weitzman, these classic fringed and buckled pair at Tod’s, or these tasselled ones by Nine West.