From playful plaids to cheerful checkerboard and gorgeous gingham, we’re ending the year with how six of our outfit bloggers put their own spin on geometric patterns. 


Sabra tempers the structured strictness of this button-down and midi skirt look with a boxy and fun gingham cardigan. Tucking the fitted white shirt into the high-waisted khaki skirt lengthens the leg line from the hips upward and showcases the brown belt with gold logo buckle. The olive gingham cardigan brings a third colour into the mix, and adds Sabra’s signature playfulness. So do her eye-catching checkerboard-patterned block-heeled loafers and floral lace socks. The gold shoe buckles echo the belt buckle, and our blogger’s bauble necklace and earrings. The forest green satchel and camo fedora, while not a perfect match for the green cardi and dandy footwear, tie everything together.


Jo-Lynne mixes earth tones with shades of blue in this casual denim look. She’s tucked a tan crew-neck sweater into light blue skinnies with frayed hem. Tucking the sweater and adding a belt defines the waist. The cropped plaid jacket has a bomber-esque vibe and repeats the blue, brown and white colour palette. White sneaks add an easy and relaxed sporty touch. The light brown soles are a good match with the tan sweater. Jo-Lynne completes the look with a dark cognac bucket bag, hoop earrings, and mauve lipstick.


The one-of-a-kind skirt is the star of the show in this avant-garde outfit. The fitted top part consists of pale denim that flares out into a blue, red, and white asymmetrical plaid component. Tiffany has added decorative elements in grey and white plaid, and green and white plaid that draw the eye up and down. A simple white tee is tucked into the skirt. The cropped pinstripe blazer adds structure, and hits just above the waistband of the skirt to showcase it in its entirety. Black pointy-toe booties add a refined touch. Finally, Tiffany goes for more pattern mixing with a black and white geometric print satchel that matches the tee and footwear.


Alexandra joins the pattern-mixing party. She’s sporting a crew-neck sweater with romantic floral print and wide leg, dark green, texture-rich velvet trousers. The matching greens in the sweater and trousers provide visual harmony. At first sight, the single-breasted coat in a cool-toned brown plaid doesn’t match the rest of the outfit. The cream in the pattern however does match the cream in the sweater, and ties things together. The coat’s lapels and lining show a smaller houndstooth pattern, which adds extra visual interest. Alexandra completes the look with polished black booties with silver accents and a quilted bag. Her bright red beret and matching lippy are the punchy finishing touches.


Ola pairs a kicky mini skirt with an on-trend oversized leather jacket. Tucking the white tee into the flared skirt lengthens the leg line from the hips upward and adds structure to the oversized topper with dropped shoulders. The pink accents running through the plaid and diamond pattern adds extra pizzazz. The black pointy-toe knee-high boots bookend our blogger’s gorgeous curls, and fit neatly around the calves, which also adds structure. Silver jewellery matches the silver hardware on the jacket. The big floral pin matches the pink in the skirt and is the charming finishing touch.


This is a gorgeous example of Angie’s Sour Greens Outfit Formula. Georgette is wearing wide leg statement neon trousers. The pants alone pack quite the punch, and our blogger doesn’t stop there. She makes the entire outfit an exuberant colour party. She’s paired the trousers with a fun checkerboard sweater in apple green, and tops this off with a classic wool coat in vivid kelly green. Fiery tomato red pumps are an unexpected footwear choice, and make the various shades of green pop even more. Big statement earrings and dark plum lipstick complete this delightful look.

We’d love to hear what you think of all this Geometric Fabness, and let us know if you’ve been sporting plaids or checks lately as well.