Pattern Mixing: Navy Stripes & Polka Dots

I flew down to San Francisco this weekend for a quick trip that included an amazing dinner at State Bird Provisions (James Beard Award winner for Best New Restaurant 2013) an afternoon of wine tasting in Napa Valley, and quality time with friends old and new.  These photos were taken at Round Pond Estate, a beautiful winery with bold Cabernets that consistently receive ratings above 90 points.  I've been a member of Round Pond Estate for about five years now (I think? I keep forgetting how long it's been), and always try to visit when I'm down in the Bay Area.  This weekend I was loving the comfortably warm weather, and paired this navy striped anchor sweater with polka dot shorts for some casual pattern mixing.  Bow pumps and my GiGi New York Uber Clutch completed this easy outfit that was perfect for relaxing on the terrace with our food and wine pairings.

Sweater: J Crew Factory (old)
Shorts: Banana Republic Factory (old)
Pumps: Halogen via Nordstrom (no longer available), similar "Ena Mid Heel Pump" in new navy, $69.95 at Sole Society here
Clutch c/o GiGi New York: "Uber Clutch" in navy pebble grain, $165 + $15 monogramming at GiGi New York here
Sunglasses: Michael Michael Kors "Sicily 59mm Metal Aviator Sunglasses" in dune, $99 at Nordstrom here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Nordstrom here

Whether you like stripes, polka dots, florals, or other prints, there are endless options for print mixing this fall.  Check out my picks for patterned tops and bottoms that can create some fantastic mixed and matched looks.  Each top and bottom is affordably priced between $20 and $89:
What is your favorite way to mix patterns?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you have a great week!

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