Pattern Play - Among Other Things (The Blog)

Pattern Play

Sartorially speaking, I pride myself on being a practiced Print Master.

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It can be a tricky trend to translate, but once you get a handle on pattern play, you’ve got yourself a game-changer. Your wardrobe combinations increase exponentially, getting dressed is easier, and it’s a no-fail way to impress your fashion-minded friends.

For an easy-to-follow primer of match-ups that make sense together, I suggest sticking to a monochromatic palette. Black-and-white (or navy-and-taupe, in my case) makes for a classically chic ensemble — you can add a dash of color with a killer bag or cute pair of heels.

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I wore this ensemble one weekend that Jess and I ventured out on a mid-morning campaign for carbohydrates. Retail therapy will do that to you, right? I rose early with a shopping bug that day — I’m certain I could unknowingly spend half of a day browsing racks on racks of quality designer finds at T.J.Maxx, which is where I found this trendy graphic-print blouse that’s now in constant closet rotation.

Post-shopping binge, we ended up at Murray’s Bagels, which has some serious NYC bagel street cred. Hand-rolled, hot and bigger-than-average — exactly how I like them. (We’re still talking about bagels, perverts.)

Knowing how much wandering the day inevitably held, I slipped on a pair of walkable booties. Wedge anything is a well-kept secret of the super-stylish — they’re decidedly chic and surprisingly comfortable.I used to walk everywhere in heels in Chicago, but the streets of New York are a different beast.

Lastly, I like to stay fresh-faced with minimal make-up on the weekends, so a dusting of blush was it for me on my way out the door… Of the store. What can I say, I’m a sucker for affordably-priced beauty buys.

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Note: If you have specific questions about the items I’m wearing, let me know in the comments below!

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Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about. At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by T.J.Maxx (a brand I love and shop often) via Glam Media.
The opinions here are mine, as always.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support corals + cognacs.

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