Trend I Love: Pattern Mixing

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Fall has truly arrived in NYC! Trees are changing color. The wind is picking up. The sun doesn’t come up until long after I’m awake. As a Winter baby I’ve always loved the feelings of shedding old skin, renewal and inner healing that take place during this season and the next.

Fall also happens to be my favorite time of year for clothing! Layers, blessed layers are back! I love putting together outfits that reveal a fun top under a fun sweater under a fun coat and so on. This year I’m even layering tights with socks with shoes. There is so much to discuss so let me begin with a trend I love: pattern mixing! In this outfit, I’m mixing plaids of different scales.

OOTD: Trend I Love: Pattern Mixing :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Trend I Love: Pattern Mixing :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Trend I Love: Pattern Mixing :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Trend I Love: Pattern Mixing :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: Trend I Love: Pattern Mixing :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Coat: Madewell | Top: Madewell | Skirt: Old Navy (Madewell’s version) | Necklace: Madewell
Bag: Madewell | Tights: Hue | Boots: Chloe (great dupes!) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban via Nordstrom

In truth pattern mixing has been around forever. But it’s really re-emerged as a prominent trend for Fall/Winter 2019. I’m so here for it! Plaid is one of the menswear items that I love seeing applied to women’s wear. I adore shapes, symmetry, and the way lines interact with each other. It makes me a lover of architecture, graphic design and of course clothing!!

You’ll see this coat on me many more times in the near future. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram because not all the looks will make it to the blog! And be sure to check out my page where I’ll be posting another way I’m styling this top, exclusively there! So many outfit ideas to come on all of my channels.

Are you as big of a plaid lover as I am? Want some help mixing prints? Here are two great guides: 1 | 2


  1. gettingfitfab
    October 21, 2019 / 9:54 am

    Oh this is a super cute look! I love those booties too, I'm very much into rocking booties until it gets cooler LOL

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:19 am

      Thank you! Yes I broke out all my booties last week now that chillier air has made it to NYC…and I realized like 3 of my pairs had kicked the bucket, so I'm on a bootie buying spree right now!

  2. October 21, 2019 / 10:40 am

    I'm all about some pattern mixing!! love how you added this jacket and those shoes are super cute!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:19 am

      Thank you so much!

  3. October 21, 2019 / 10:50 am

    The skirt and boots are super cute. I love when it gets cool enough to wear tights. I cant get enough!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:19 am

      Me too, tights weather is the best weather!!

  4. October 21, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    These combinations are great ideas. I enjoyed this post.

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:21 am

      I'm so glad you did!

  5. October 21, 2019 / 2:10 pm

    I love a good print mix as well, and the double plaid really is so fun! The studded booties are fabulous as well!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:21 am

      Double plaid is too fun for Fall, I'm wearing a different version of it today. 🙂

  6. tanviidotcom
    October 21, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    I too love pattern mixing. It makes the look so much more interesting. Infact today at work I am wearing stripes and tweed.

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:21 am

      Nice!! That sounds lovely.

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:21 am


  7. October 21, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    I am terrible at mixing patterns, it just never seems to work for me, but it looks so cute on you! Also, your boots are super cute!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:22 am

      Thank you, I am so in love with these booties. I'll have to see if I can find an excellent old post on pattern mixing.

  8. She Saw Style
    October 21, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    I never would have thought to mix two plaids, but you rock it! I love the way this outfit looks on you. So cute and festive for autumn.

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:23 am

      Thank you! Yes it's time to celebrate Fall with extra cute layered outfits!!

  9. October 21, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Yes to pattern mixing and yes to fall fashion! I too love menswear and the classic shapes and lines! Can't wait to see more of that coat!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:24 am

      This coat is already a favorite of mine, I've got two more outfits with it coming up!!

  10. krystintysire
    October 21, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    Love this fall outfit! Looks so warm and cozy!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:25 am

      It is super warm with the coat on! But when it's too hot in the office, it's nice to have the short sleeves underneath.

  11. October 21, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    What a cute outfit!!!! I am not one to mix patterns well!!!!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:27 am

      Thank you Kelly! I'd bet you could do it, just takes a little practice in front of the mirror.

  12. October 21, 2019 / 9:22 pm

    This is so cute for fall! I love the idea of mixing prints, but I've never really pulled it off. But it looks so great on you!

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:27 am

      Thank you so much! I have some guides linked up in this post that may help.

  13. October 21, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    I love pattern mixing!! I think it’s a fun and unique way to mix up your outfit and says a lot about yourself. I love this outfit combination!!


    • October 22, 2019 / 7:28 am


  14. Christa Anne
    October 22, 2019 / 12:02 am

    This whole look is perfection but can we talk about those boots?!! Absolutely gorgeous.

    • October 22, 2019 / 7:28 am

      Yes, let's talk about how much I adore them!! I have had them since the Spring and so far they've held up perfectly. They still look brand new!!

  15. October 22, 2019 / 9:33 am

    Ohhh I love the mix and match of the patterns! You did such a good job and the subtle contrast makes it really pop. Plus, I LOVE those boots!

  16. monicamiller58
    October 22, 2019 / 9:42 am

    I LOVE mixing patterns. It's a subtle art that can go terribly wrong lol, but when you nail it, it's so worth it! Love your combo and your necklace!

  17. October 22, 2019 / 10:14 am

    What a cute outfit! I'll have to check out your guides for mixing prints. Normally I tend to stick to solid colors with an occasional print thrown in. I need an adult version of Garanimals.

  18. October 22, 2019 / 10:27 am

    I'm really loving the cozy textures and the warm prints in this outfit! Fall is my favorite season too and you really embody it in this post!

  19. Tara
    October 22, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    pattern mixing is my favorite way to shake up any clothing!

  20. October 22, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    The pattern mixing is cute, but I am seriously in love with that skirt. So adorable!!

  21. October 22, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    I’m for real ALL about those adorable booties!! So fun!! These are so cute! Love this post ? Xx, Morgs*

  22. Lily
    October 22, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    I LOVE this trend…but sadly, I'm not very good at it. LOL!!

  23. miriam
    October 22, 2019 / 11:07 pm

    ooh your pattern mixing is on point! love your coat!

  24. October 23, 2019 / 8:06 am

    Great outfit! Love it! I think mixing up is one great way to explore and try new trends.

  25. October 23, 2019 / 9:12 am

    You look absolutely adorable. Love this!

  26. catalyn924
    October 23, 2019 / 10:31 am

    Pattern mixing is always so much fun! Love this look!

  27. October 23, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    I love the way you mixed the prints on your top and jacket! Your boots are super cute ✨

  28. Kristina
    October 24, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Love the mix of plaids!

  29. becomingperri
    October 24, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    Super cute! I love that jacket, and I am also totally in to the menswear as women's fashion trend!

  30. October 27, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    Love your boots! I wish I was good at mixing print. You did an amazing job mixing your plaids.

  31. blogthirtyminusone
    October 28, 2019 / 12:16 am

    Mixing patterns is so fun. I just never brave enough to do it.

  32. October 30, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    I’m the worst at pattern mixing. I love these ideas!

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