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?