Mixing Patterns in Black And White

Mixing Patterns in Black And White

I know mixing patterns may not be an easy task for everyone. I have talked about how to mix patterns on my blog in the past.  My moto is usually to keep it simple and not try to mix too many patterns or colors together. In fact starting with just a black and white palette can be a great way to practice.

Today I am showing you a black and white look where I mix two patterns for two different looks.  For the first look I have mixed a black and white textured jacket with a black and white stripe blouse, and for the second look I switched the jacket  out for a houndstooth pattern shawl which works just as well with the stripe blouse.

I started off with our new Stripe Crossover Dolman Sleeve Blouse which is predominantly black and white with some rust stripes added in there. This is a loose and easy-to-wear blouse with dolman sleeves that is made out of a soft rayon fabric.

The front is crossed over and has a blouson effect and the back is straight and longer than the front. I wore it with my black ripped jeans and to take it to the next level, I added a fun new jacket we have just added to the store, our Salt and Pepper Knit Moto jacket. It is made out of a black and white textured knit fabric which mixes perfectly with the stripe blouse.  The body is shaped with a side zipper, pockets and a big fold back collar and it is a comfortable stylish piece to wear right now.

For the second look, I switched the jacket for our stylish and elegant Charcoal and Ivory Houndsooth Wrap Shawl. We had this shawl last year in our shop and sold out of them but we were lucky to be able to get more of them this year.  It is a classic piece that would work with many outfits and it looks great with this stripe blouse.

As for accessories, I added a new necklace that works really well with both looks. It is our Gold Tone Clover Necklace with Silver Bead Fringe, which is a beautiful piece.

As you can see it is super easy to mix two simple patterns together especially if they are black and white. So don’t be afraid to start with this formula and eventually you can add a third pattern or multiple color combos as well. The more you experiment the easier it becomes to figure out what patterns mix well together.

All four pieces I am showing you today are part of our Weekend Flash Sale where you can get 15% off with code FS128 plus Free US Shipping. All international shipments are a flat rate of $25.00.

Salt and Pepper Knit Moto Jacket – Click Here

Stripe Crossover Dolman Sleeve Blouse – Click Here

Charcoal and Ivory Houndstooth Wrap Shawl – Click Here

Gold Tone Clover Necklace with Silver Bead Fringe – Click Here

How do you like my look?















Black ripped jeans – Zara

Pointy mules – Gucci

Bag – Gucci

Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. Great patterns and perfect colors for fall!


  2. That hounds tooth scarf is fantastic! Ice always been in love with that print! Enjoy your weekend.


    1. Hi Nancy
      Thank you so much.


  3. I love all three versions of the outfit! Grey is my favorite color for fall and winter 🙂


    1. Hi Cristina,
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I love grey too 🙂


  4. ALL 3 black+white pieces here are beautiful and super chic. That wrap blouse is so nice and I love that it fits on the loose side, Nora. How much does it cost?!

    Welcome by and check out my latest. Thanks!


    1. Hi Ada,
      Thank you so much! The blouse is $54.00. You can use code JS10 and get 10% off if you are interested in purchasing. I hope you do, I would love to see how you style it 🙂


  5. Wow Nora, i love all of these looks. I am particuarly fond of your grey jacket. i love the shape! The draping of your blouse is gorgoues as well.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂


  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great look and styling. The top has a very interesting cut. A real statement piece!


    1. Hi Nicole
      Thank you so much.


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