There has been a large variety of pattern in retail over the last few years. From bold and bright, to quiet and subtle, and everything in between. Dots, stripes, checks, plaids, florals, paisley, animal print, novelty prints, conversational prints, ombré, geometric designs, swirls, galaxy designs, botanicals, bohemian, tie-dye, abstract designs. You name it, and it’s there. So it’s time for a poll.

You bat for Team Pattern if you incorporate a lot of patterns into your outfits. You bat for Team Solid if you wear patterns sparingly, if at all. Note that false plains and very narrow pinstripes count as patterns.

My style swings from being more solid or more patterned depending on the mood of the current leg of my style journey. For the last few years, I’ve added a lot more pattern to my wardrobe and I’m really enjoying it. I frequently wear patterns, and I pattern mix my outfits a lot too. I seldom wear a completely solid outfit, although I tend to keep my shoes and bags solid. I like subtle and bold patterns in neutrals and non-neutrals. I’m quite set in my ways with patterns, and keep them fairly classic, although the odd novelty pattern can pull at my heart strings. I like stripes, polka dots, checks, plaids, some florals and simple geometrics, and that’s about it.

I love a good clean and crisp solid, but for this poll I’m batting for Team Pattern because I’ve been VERY attracted to them over the last few years. I have to stop myself from buying them for a while, and focus on solids, or there will be chaos in my wardrobe.

Here are the patterned items in my wardrobe.

Boden
Linen Shirt
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16
Boden
Eldon Crop Cardigan
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12
Boden
Print Scarf
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7
Boden
Rosie Jersey Top
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16
Boden
Helen Sparkle Dress
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10
Boden
Blackwell Mac
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11
Boden
Modern Classic Shirt
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5
Boden
Clarissa Midi Dress
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10
Boden
Modern Classic Shirt
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12
Boden
Holywell Tote Bag
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21
Boden
Modern Classic Shirt
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11
Boden
Silk Shirt
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21
Boden
Bella Cashmere Hoodie
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27
Boden
Muriel Sweater
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24
Zara
Geometric Jacquard Top
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8
Club Monaco
Weylyn Shirt
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21
Boden
Kristie Broderie Top
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13
Boden
Velvet Emilia Blazer
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23
J.Crew
Vintage floral scarf
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24
Hobbs
Annie Pant
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5
Boden
Malden Tweed Pants
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16

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Pattern or Team Solid? Tell us why, and no batting for both teams. If you can’t pick a side, I’m serving grilled cilantro, lime and mint chicken drumsticks with a green salad and delicious green sauce to match at the bench. Mangos or chocolate for dessert.