Mixing patterns is still one of my biggest fashion challenges. I have overcome my aversion to sleeveless tops. My frustration with lack of comfortable stylish plus size options is almost non-existent. But mixing patterns, that is harder to do; so I am dipping my toe in the water.
Now that the flannel-around-the-waist trend is starting to die down, I am picking it up. I am picking it up partially because fall in Los Angeles is about as cold as a piece of bread left in the toaster oven with the toaster off. To play up my favorite season, I rely on layers to get me through my day. As result, by mid day my outerwear either gets slung over my handbag or tied around my waist. Hello, tied plaid trend!
Mixing patterns to casually accentuate curves
The good thing about this trend though, is that it gives flowing tops like this striped sleeveless tunic a little shape. At first, I hated how girl would cover their bum with these flannels. I felt like they were trying to hide their lovely curves. But in actuality, after dabbling with this style tweak, I realized it is just playing up other parts of your body.
Black peep-toe booties – Payless shoe source – $30
Black culotte shorts – Forever21 plus – $15
Black and cream striped sleeveless tunic – TJ Maxx – $15
Green plaid shirt – Forever21 – $27
Outfit total: about $227
See how I work the tied flannel trend in other outfits:
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