Leopard, Stripes, and My Red Cape

If you have always wanted to mix patterns, but you are unsure of how to do it, remember this: One of the easiest combinations to pattern mix successfully is stripes and leopard. To make it even easier, pair a black and white striped top with a leopard print scarf. Throw in a splash of red and you look like you have known what you are doing all along. No one would ever guess you had doubts.

For additional inspiration in pattern mixing combinations, check out here where I paired leopard with a splash of red, here where I combined a striped shirt with leopard shoes, and here where I wore a striped shirt with leopard sandals and a mixed animal print scarf.

Today I paired a black and white striped tunic over a midi length black knit pencil skirt. To keep the look long and lean, I opted for leg hugging knee high black wedge boots. Then I layered a long silver tassel necklace under my leopard print scarf, topped the whole look with my favorite red cape (styled previously on my blog here) and added a vintage inspired Victorian themed brooch for a little added interest.

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Cape: Very Old. Similar here and here.

Tunic: Old Navy Striped Tunic in Black Stripe Color 3. Only limited sizes left, but this V-Neck Tunic Sweater in Black Gray Stripe would work just as well.

Scarf: Old Navy. No longer available. But Old Navy has a fleece animal print scarf here. Other leopard print scarves available here and here.

Necklace: Cato Fashions. No longer available. Similar here and here.

Skirt: Old Navy Calf-Length Pencil Skirt in Blackjack.

Boots: Unisa from TJ Maxx. No longer available. Similar here, here, and here.

Brooch: Etsy. Very Old. There are so many beautiful options currently available on Etsy.

How do you like to mix patterns? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Keeping it on the edge,


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  1. Red is my favorite color and leopard is my favorite print! You outfit is so cute!
    Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. Really appreciate it! Please join us today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!
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  2. I like the pattern mixing, and the red cape is beautiful!!!

  3. Love the cape! Super cute, Dear. Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  4. I think this is the perfect combination of color and patterns 🙂 Looking great!

    Alex – Funky Jungle