Sensing a Pattern

I finally got the new holiday J.Crew catalog in the mail right before Thanksgiving, and the long weekend gave me plenty of time to sift through it and dog ear 90% of the pages. The styling in this particular issue is outstanding (I highly recommend you check it out for yourself here, if you don’t get the catalog).

One common theme throughout the pages was the use of J.Crew’s signature, saturated, and varied color palette, paired against little bits of pattern. Whether obvious, with a textured tweed pant, or more subtle, with a bit of plaid peeking out from the bottom of flannel lined chinos, it’s a combination I find irresistible!

Get the look: cashmere hat; cashmere fingerless gloves; leopard print envelope clutch; cashmere funnelneck sweater

Get the look: Crystal button cardigan; Perfect shirt in suckered tartan; Downtown skinny jean

Get the look: Double-cloth townhouse trench; Cafe Capri in harvest tweed; cashmere scarf; Mona glitter pumps

Get the look: Majesty Peacoat; Hearthstone Snood

Get the look: Scoopneck top in wildcat; No. 2 Pencil skirt; Biennial satchel; Valentina snakeskin pumps

Get the look: Plaza coat; Pixie pant; cashmere plaid scarf; cashmere funnelneck sweater

Get the look: Glimmer long sleeve tee; Waverly chinosBiella patent loafer

How do you like to mix patterns into your daily ensembles? See any patterned pieces here you’re coveting?

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  1. 11.28.11

    Ok I’m totally obsessed with every single outfit here.

  2. 11.28.11
    viviana said:

    I’m obsessed with the looks in the catalogue. The bright colors, the hints of leopard, lots of loafers, and statement pieces galore. Aaaaaahmazing!

  3. 11.28.11

    Love it all! I need that wildcat scoop neck in my life.

  4. 11.28.11
    Kelly said:

    New to your blog and L-O-V-I-N-G it! I am all about plaid lately…I even used a red plaid in my Christmas card design this year.

  5. 11.28.11

    It’s all so dreamy! NEVER thought I would say this, but would totally love a pair of flannel lined chinos!

  6. 11.28.11
    Alexa said:

    Don’t you just LOVE all of the pretty colors? So gorgeous!

  7. 11.28.11
    Ali said:

    Wahhhhhh… I just love J.crew. The styling is so fantastic. I also love their coats. I always want them all…

  8. 11.28.11

    These are so cool! I’m totally pinning these.

  9. 11.28.11

    I’m just going to look at these pictures over and over again and pretend I can buy every single piece. Awesome post lady.

  10. 11.28.11
    LR said:

    Beautiful post Victoria! I love this!

  11. 11.28.11
    Sara said:

    Ah, J.Crew has done it again. They always manage to make me want everything!

  12. 11.28.11
    Tamra said:

    I totally haven’t had the chance to devour the catalogue so I’ve completely bookmarked this post! I’m lusting over those tweed pants, I wonder if my legs would look that fly? xoxo

  13. 11.28.11
    Natalie said:

    OBSESSED! Speechless.

  14. 11.29.11
    Lauren said:

    so much gorgeousness i can’t even stand it!

  15. 11.29.11

    This is great! I usually don’t mix patterns because I don’t know how to do it properly! I never think it looks right, but I like the guide you give. This may make it a bit fool proof for me to try :)

  16. 11.29.11

    Love the way you presented the looks with the shapes and color. I’m really liking your new aesthetic with the circles. Love J.Crew and this post!

  17. 11.29.11

    I’m dying for the wildcat print tee and the glimmer top *sigh*

  18. 11.30.11
    Liz said:

    LOVE this! J.Crew is amazing in their styling – and the prints and colors are the best!