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{how i'd wear} a patterned jacket...

Oh Joy | How I'd Wear a Patterned Jacket

This month is all about mixing patterned statement pieces into your wardrobe. Now that we're dipping into fall, I thought it would be fun to show you how I'd transition the bright patterns and colors of summer into my fall wardrobe!

While I'm not huge into animal prints, I almost fell over when I saw this new jacket from Emerson Fry. Patterned jackets can feel intimidating, but a neutral one like this pairs well with so many colors and other patterns as well. (And because it's not super cheap, you definitely want to be able to maximize its use with different options.)

For this look, I chose two colorful pieces: coral pants and a cobalt-blue bag. By focusing on just a couple of colors and keeping everything else neutral, the outfit feels bright without being overpowering. Also, when I mix patterns, it's all about scale. The pattern on the pants is much smaller in scale than the jacket; therefore they work together without being pattern overload. Stay tuned this month for more of my favorite pattern-on-pattern fall looks!

1. Emerson Fry jacket, 2. StyleMint tee, 3. Forever 21 bracelet, 4. Baggu suede tote, 5. Trousers from Madewell, 6. Zara flats.

ps. see you tonight San Francisco!

{illustration by Jennifer Vallez for Oh Joy}