Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink + Style With a Smile Link Up

December 15, 2020
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots

This last week I’ve been trying to tidy up and get organised for Christmas (easier said than done!). Even though it will just be the three of us I want to make the house look nice so I can just relax for Christmas and Boxing Day. When I finally forced myself to tackle the clothes mountain that had built up in the spare bedroom I unearthed this coat and trousers. They just happened to be next to each other and it struck me they’d pair well together.

Combining zebra print and houndstooth with bright pink keeps the colour palette simple…

An easy way to pattern clash is to stick to the same colours. Combining zebra print and houndstooth with bright pink keeps the colour palette simple; there’s a tiny bit of red in the bag, but apart from that the outfit sticks to a basic three colour formula. My favourite “third colours” to team with a predominantly black and white outfit are red, hot pink and yellow (which I chose for June’s Style Not Age post). I like the contrast of a bright colour, especially during the winter when the light is low. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but wearing black next to my face is not so flattering these days. If I want to wear a black jacket, layering a brightly-coloured high neck top or sweater underneath counteracts the draining effect. A colourful scarf or necklace can achieve the same result too when wearing a black dress.

Apart from imparting a glow to my complexion, bright colours really help to lift my mood during the winter. We’ve had some very gloomy, rainy days when everywhere just looks grey and dark. I’m hoping we get some snow over winter…lovely thick fluffy snow that crunches underfoot. It’s very unlikely but I can dream!

Does wearing colourful clothes help to keep you cheerful during winter?

Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots
Zara houndstooth trousers, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots, pink star motif crossbody bag
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper

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Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots
Zara houndstooth trousers, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots, pink star motif crossbody bag, pink flower ring
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper
Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink, Dept.19 zebra print coat, Zara houndstooth trousers, New Look neon pink ribbed roll neck jumper, Marks & Spencer pink satin sock boots

Dept. 19 coat from eBay (similar) | New Look roll neck jumper | Zara trousers | Marks & Spencer boots (old) | bag from TKMaxx | ring from a charity shop

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32 responses to “Zebra Print and Houndstooth With Bright Pink + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Laurie says:

    Wow! What a riot of pattern mix and colour! I wish I was so confident Emma xx

  2. Katie says:

    Love the zebra and houndstooth combo with the pops of pink! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  3. Darlene says:

    All I can say is WOW! That bright pink with the patterns you’ve mixed is so fresh and fun! And those boots! You, Nancy, and Gail have the most incredible boot collections! I am so jealous!!

    And thanks fo featuring my photo, Emma! Such a great surprise!!

    xx Darlene

  4. Michelle says:

    Such a fun, cheerful outfit! I much prefer to stick to bright colors in the winter if I can, just to ward off the winter gloom.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  5. OOOH!!!! ‘ve got this, girl!! How good is this print mixing?! Love love zebra and houndstooth- and with the pink touch…well it just doesn’t get better than this. So beautifulxx

  6. Gail says:

    Fantastic outfit! I love pink as you know, and it looks wonderful with the houndstooth and zebra print – how well do they go together!

  7. Nancy says:

    I have exactly the same culottes! And I love these! And what a gorgeous coat. It all looks fabulous with the bright pink!

  8. Emma, this combination is pure brilliance! I love the bright pink with black and white. And it is such a great color on you. Don’t you just love when two pieces sort of fall together and create a wow moment?! The houndstooth and zebra really work well together. I have been trying to brighten things up around here with my outfits lately as well. It really does help to boost your mood!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  9. Jennifer says:

    Loving the mixing of prints with the pop of pink!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  10. I love this combination of zebra and houndstooth – the pop of pink finishes the look perfectly. Many thanks for hosting Emma, and enjoy the rest of your week.
    Alison xx

  11. mireille says:

    Thanks for the feature, that was a nice surprise: I almost didn’t recognize myself =)
    I am actually wearing black and white today and should have added a bright color as it is a rainy day here! I love how simple pattern mixing is when you use the same color.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  12. Di says:

    Love this bright and joyful color and pattern mix! It’s such a nice surprise to unearth items we had forgotten about and combine them in new ways. Have a good week and thanks for the link up!

  13. Hi Emma
    sound s like you have lovely plans for Christmas! I’ve been organizing my closet and I have a pile of items that needs to go on Poshmark. You are the Queen of color! I love pink with black/white , this vibrant pink looks wonderful on you. I am like that with black too. I bought a black faux leather blazer and will wear a warm color near my face. The mix of the prints looks brilliant and those boots.. tdf!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  14. Allie Mackin says:

    How cool to have “unearthed” this in your clothes mountain lol. But indeed they look great together I love patten mixing and the pop of pink is perfection!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  15. Lizzie says:

    I love mixing prints! You look so great!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  16. jodie filogomo says:

    Oh, Emma!! That color combination is so stunning. I never thought to pair the hounds tooth and zebra but they are a perfect match made in heaven!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  17. Amber says:

    Your print mixing is absolutely fabulous here!

    I hope you are having a great week!

    Amber

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  18. Jacqui Berry says:

    Great mixing Emma, going to try more of this next year. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui x

  19. Tracy Colon says:

    I wouldn’t have thought about mixing those two prints but it looks so chic!

    -Tracy
    Find Your Dazzle

  20. Alexandra says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about the mix of zebra print and houndstooth, but I LOVE the way the pink works with it! That is perfect.

  21. I just love the pops of bright and cheerful pinks in this otherwise black and white outfit. The pattern mixing really works, you are a pro!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  22. Lovely says:

    I love this pink and zebra print combo! I love how you styled this entire look!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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