Have you tried pattern mixing with black and yellow? It’s such a great color combination. It’s been a favorite of mine forever. How about you?
After raining here for the last five days (which we really need!), it turned cold today. OK, it’s hard to talk cold after our Midwest friends had to deal with below zero temps, but cold for us here in Southern California. I’m glad to hear the Midwest is now warming up, but what a crazy seesaw this weather has been!
In any case, when it’s cold, is there anything better than a bulky sweater? In this post, I talked about bulky neutral colored sweaters. However, I am now thinking spring no matter the weather and decided to brighten things up. And what could be brighter than a lemon yellow sweater?
Another spring “thing” has to be polka dots. What is it about polka dots that just seem so fun and carefree? And they are perfect for any outfit where you choose to do pattern mixing.
Pattern Mixing with Black and Yellow: the Outfit
This sweater comes from my very favorite store for sweaters: Lands End. It’s 100% cotton and the color lasts for years. This is true as this iconic drifter sweater is from last season. If you love cotton like I do, these sweaters are for you.
This sweater comes in 10 colors and they’re all beautiful. Be sure to check for sales; they often offer 30-40% off!
Polka dots pants are so fun! These are stretchy and fit beautifully. They are by that famous designer we all know and love: A New Day by Target. Lol! I can’t say it enough: they make super cute pieces at amazingly affordable prices.
Pumps and jeans or slacks are big this year. But if you’re like me, you want comfort in your shoes. These suede stacked heels have worked well for me–they give some height but are easy to wear and even walk in. Heels can really dress up even the simplest outfit. Try them with your favorite jeans–you’ll be right on trend!
Pattern Mixing with Black and Yellow: The Accessories
When you are pattern mixing, you don’t need to worry about the print. But you do want to incorporate some of the same colors. This example of pattern mixing is on the safe side, as there are only three colors: black, yellow, and a touch of white. So a scarf in a black and white pattern is easily added to the mixing of patterns.
It would work just as well with a scarf that included those colors as well as others. You need just some connection, generally, to the outfit you are wearing.
Flower earrings for spring add the perfect fresh touch to a transitional outfit like this. It may be winter, but flowers say spring, and that’s a nice touch when you’re tired of dark and dreary winter pieces. You don’t have to pay a lot for trendy jewelry–just go for the theme and color and enjoy them while they are hot. You won’t feel bad, then, when they “go out of style.”These earrings are another very affordable accessory from Sugarfix at Target.
Stripes and polka dots look fabulous together as you can see with this combination. The purse is an older style from Sole Society. You could also carry a black or white bag and tie the scarf on your bag instead of around your neck. Same way to get some color in your outfit and connect to your use of pattern mixing with black and white.
You can easily make a gorgeous yet simple outfit by pattern mixing with black and yellow. So, pull out your black and white favorites. Start with a colorful sweater, (bulky and warm if you like–preferably yellow!), and find an interesting scarf and bag with a contrasting pattern. Add some heels or go with sneakers or flats if you prefer. And be sure to add a fun touch, like these flower earrings.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a mellow yellow day!