Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Patterns for a Prairie Winter

During my Spring 2010 Fashion Week coverage, I expounded at great length on the subject of prints, declaring that I had heretofore been a pattern-shy person but had at long last seen the sartorial light. I vowed to step away from the safety of my solids and experiment with lively, labyrinthine motifs, blooming florals, and geometric abstractions with wild abandon.  I may find myself venturing into said uncharted territories a wee bit earlier than anticipated, however, as lovely pattern play abounds this Fall.  I just might have to try one of these stunners:

WeSC Rosabella Cardigan, $187 @ Tobi. I've got the perfect burnout tank to layer it over, with navy leggings, and boots, boots, boots.


Ikat always reminds me of Rorschach ink blots. It's much less creepy, of course, when done up in a rich autumnal palette. Cleobella Ikat Tote, $330 @ Shopbop.


This faux fur lined coat has me feeling very Minnesota (hey, birthplace, it's been a while). It's totally riding the Pendleton x Opening Ceremony collab wave, but at a much more palatable price. If the idea of Native American patterns bursting in bold, glorious color seems wonderful but a bit overwhelming for you, you might want to try this more subtle, muted option. BB Dakota Wray Coat, $106 @ Tobi.


Photo credit: 
1) www.tobi.com
2) www.shopbop.com
3) www.tobi.com


  1. oh, the handbag is gorgeous! i've been trying to find a new handbag and i wasn't really excited about any until i saw this, so thanks! the cardigan is nice too.

  2. Remember to use Shopbop's discount code (INTHEFAMILY15) at checkout to get 15% off on the bag! It's good until 11:59 PM tomorrow.

  3. love the first look...its very free people and totally fantastic with navy leggings, boots...ohhhh...i love navy!!