Pattern mixing: Stripes and Leopard

Dress Oasis (via Asos), H&M flats and scarf, Carpisa bag
I believe I’m in love. I’m in love with this dress. A few weeks back I saw it pinned on Pinterest, and gosh, did it look perfect! Convinced that it must have been a pretty expensive little number, I was extremely suprised to find it in the ASOS sale! My shoppingban is not over yet, but I still had quite the bit left of my $60 giftcard, and decided to splurge. Best idea ever. This dress has 3/4 sleeves, a nice length and a pretty feminine shape. The fact that it’s striped is just another plus.
I have been having a lot of fun styling it. It’s a basic item, a wardrobe essential, and it truely matches 90% of all that’s in my closet. I got this leopard scarf at H&M a few months back. I don’t think I’ve worn it on the blog before but I love using it to give my outfits that little extra push. As I’m not too comfortable pattern mixing tops and bottoms yet, this is an fun way to warm up for the idea. I must say I’m loving it!
Eventhough this is not at all a bold combo (Knowing what gets worn in the blogging world this can count as conservative), one of my classmates did say it was a daring combination and that I was really brave for wearing it. I smiled a bit uncomfortable, and then she quickly added: but I love it! And smiled back. Classes are over for now, but after summer, I think I’ll suprise her with a full pattern mixed outfit! … If I dare.
PS: Annie from The Other Side of Gray got inspired by my Mint & Neon outfit for her Copycat Monday series this week! You can check it out here. Thanks so much Annie! You made my day! 😉


  1. 11 June 2012 / 09:02

    Ik vind het een leuke combinatie. Ik vind streepjes en leopard ook wel gewaagd hoor, maar ben dan ook redelijk preuts als het op combineren aankomt. Deze combinatie vind ik wel geslaagd, ziet er nog heel naturel uit en niet geforceerd. xo

  2. 11 June 2012 / 09:38

    Love your pattern mixing! I stick to pattern mixing with accessories like this too – easy way to do it and I don't feel the uncertainty I do combining two different patterned items of clothing.

    That dress is a great purchase, can't wait to see all the different ways you wear it 🙂

  3. 11 June 2012 / 09:56

    One does not simply go wrong with stripes, the dress is a winner! I loved everything about it, definitely something I would love to wear. xx

  4. 11 June 2012 / 12:01

    What a cute outfit Nikki – LOVE that dress! Also wanted to let you know my "copycat Monday" outfit was inspired by you today – so I gave you a little shout out 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  5. 11 June 2012 / 12:40

    Your dress is the perfect wardrobe staple. Especially when one loves stripes as much as I do. The background for your photos is pretty too.


  6. 11 June 2012 / 13:08

    Lol about the bold vs. conservative clothing choices as seen I the real world versus the blogging world. I get that feeling all the time too, where in the b,oops here iChat I wear is not outrageous but maybe in my hometown it's a little kooky.

    This, however, looks fantastic. As you said a great staple piece.

  7. 11 June 2012 / 13:12

    Such a cute outfit! I think I might love that dress just as much as you do!
    Just came across your blog via Annie's and love your style 🙂


  8. 11 June 2012 / 13:44

    i love stripes and leopard together, some of my fave pattern mixing.
    and i love that you went after the dress you saw on pinterest!
    Chic on the Cheap

  9. 11 June 2012 / 14:32

    this is a fun way to mix patterns without being too bold. Love the look.

    xo erica

  10. 11 June 2012 / 15:04

    This is a great way to pattern mix friend! Glad you found a great deal on this striped dress! I can tell it will be a great staple in your closet!

  11. 11 June 2012 / 15:16

    Girl, stripes and leopard are the BEST combo! Just wore my striped dress and leopard scarf a couple days ago 🙂

    <3 Cambria

  12. 11 June 2012 / 16:30

    I love the simple classic lines of this dress… so flattering! And in my book, stripes and leopard are just asking to be paired up!

  13. 11 June 2012 / 16:51

    Love the dress. Isn't it crazy how chic a simple basic can be?

  14. 11 June 2012 / 19:33

    I love this dress…it definitely looks like a staple item! And the pattern mixing is so well done 🙂

  15. 11 June 2012 / 19:58

    I looove this dress…and I think its beauty lies in its simplicity coupled with how nicely you've styled it. The leopard print scarf is perfect with it!

  16. 11 June 2012 / 20:36

    Leuke jurk! Ben voor het eerst op je blog en vind 'm erg tof! Keep it up 🙂

  17. 11 June 2012 / 20:49

    That dress is so cute! Love it. I would probably wear it every single day…

  18. 12 June 2012 / 00:16

    Awesome – I love the stripes and leopard print combination! You look great 🙂 I wish a leopard print scarf like that!

  19. 12 June 2012 / 01:17

    I LOVE stripes and that scarf is perfect with the dress! Great combo!!

  20. 12 June 2012 / 01:42

    You look adorable in the striped dress!

  21. 12 June 2012 / 02:59

    This is so adorable! The striped dress and the leopard go perfect together. Maybe it's not what you would consider a conventional accessory, but I think your glasses really complete the look too.


  22. 12 June 2012 / 04:28

    i definitely agree. the ASOS dress… great buy!
    you look fabulous 🙂 and there is something very beautiful about you that i can't seem to put my finger on! its so unique 😀

    tiana of l'esthetique

  23. 12 June 2012 / 10:32

    What a great dress indeed! Love it!! 🙂
    Je staat er bovendien ook echt beeldig mee!

  24. 12 June 2012 / 20:35

    I'm a big scarf fan, too. I wear them all the time in fall/winter.

  25. 13 June 2012 / 03:49

    everything about that outfit is fabulous!

  26. 13 June 2012 / 06:06

    that is a beautiful dress! So sad they ran out of my size…

  27. 13 June 2012 / 16:20

    I don't think stripes are ever a mistake, honestly. (:

  28. 13 June 2012 / 18:46

    this dress is adorable on you, i love the stripes

  29. 13 June 2012 / 21:31

    loving that dress! it really does fit perfectly. you have the cutest style

  30. 13 June 2012 / 22:24

    That dress is great, I can see why you fell in love with it! Looks great with that fun scarf 😉

  31. 14 June 2012 / 01:44

    You look amazing in this dress dear!!! I love how you pair it with a leopard print scarf!!

  32. 14 June 2012 / 01:46

    This combination of prints is fantastic! I really love your new striped dress. It's a great basic piece to have in your wardrobe. I've been wanting one like that for a while now. The leopard scarf is such a great piece to pair with it too.

  33. 17 June 2012 / 08:02

    Prachtig kleedje! ♥

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