WIW: minimax, copycat attempt 2

After my maximal mess the other day, I decided that I'd give the combo a try every once in a while until I get it...

When I followed Angie's steps to copying an outfit, I realized that what I liked was the juxtaposition of plaid and stripes without looking like a hot mess.  In all the combinations that I found of this idea, a solid was covering the plaids and stripes so that really, not much of either showed.  I figured that's probably the key to making this work.

Then I ignored it, because it felt like too many layers.  So I doubt this works, but that's never stopped me from showing it to you and asking for suggestions before.  So here we go.

Here's today's version of plaid/stripes maximal:  
My "Saturday" jeans,
navy/gray striped tee (goodwill - new to me)
blue and white plaid.

I thought that perhaps keeping everything in the same color family would tone it down some.  (A somewhat more minimal maximal - hence the title)

What do you think? 

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  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    This is so 10000% better - you have done exactly what Angie recommended and you own this look!

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    Thumbs up from me too!! Love the stripes and plaid combo here!

  • Marmee replied 4 years ago

    Oooh, I like it!!  Much better.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    AG I love that your wrote 10000% rather than 100x  :)

    Thanks you all - it feels pretty right to me - but then, I'm not going anywhere today, and I can feel fine in just about anything when I know I won't be seen except by family....

  • Debra replied 4 years ago

    This looks great......note to self, mixing prints in the same colour way looks super :)

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    What ag said :)

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Looks good - do you ever like to roll/scrunch sleeves?

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    Looks great, so much better than the other!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Shevia - yes, definitely, but not when it's cold.  My wrists freeze quickly... :)  

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    I like it!  What about buttoning the bottom buttons and tucking and belting both shirts?  Just a thought -- while you're experimenting!

  • Adelfa replied 4 years ago

    I like it. I think it works!

  • replied 4 years ago

    Yes, this works!

  • peacechick replied 4 years ago

    You figured it out! I thought your second attempt was good but this is even better!

  • Word Lily replied 4 years ago

    Keeping everything in the same color definitely works here. Go you!

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