Oh, yeah, check it out – I’m pattern mixing! It’s kind of “beginner’s pattern mixing” really – an argyle vest with a spotty scarf, but it’s the first time I’ve tried it. If you want to see a REAL pattern mixer, check out Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky, she’s a genius. Or one of the bravest pattern mixes I’ve seen recently, check this out – I couldn’t pull it off myself, but I love that Catherine somehow can.
This vest is another old favourite piece from when I worked in an office. It’s great to be getting some more wear out of these things, and I really am loving the look of a work shirt or blazer (or vest) teamed with some denim for a smart casual look.
I’ve been enjoying this outfit today, and my husband even complimented me on it – he likes most things I wear, but it’s unusual for him to venture an opinion without being asked. I think it’s fantastic that the skirt and vest have both been in my wardrobe for about 10 years, but I still love them and can wear them without feeling outdated. Ten years and still going strong, these items definitely belong in my functional wardrobe!