Friday, July 29, 2011

Have Fun Friday - Patterns and Stripes

If there's one thing you take away from my blog or any of my outfit posts, I hope it's that you feel confident in experimenting with your clothing and having fun with our outfits. Try mixing and matching colors that don't necessarily match, or patterns which, at first glance, clash.

Try something new. You never know, you may like it.

In the spirt of experimentation, I modified a J.Crew outfit from the new Fall 2011 collection. For this outfit, a very patterned leopard skirt is paired with a white and blue striped tee-shirt.

I would have never thought to wear that striped top with the leopard skirt, but when I see it all together, I like it! For my outfit, I wore my J.Crew Neapolitan pencil skirt with a blue striped shirt with embellished shoulders. I also wore black pumps to match the model in the photo above.

When I first looked in the mirror this morning after getting dressed, I second guessed the outfit because it was out of my comfort zone (which says a lot!). However, in an attempt to be courageous in my fashion choices, I went with it. (And I'm glad I did!) I absolutely love this look. I think it's fun, it's different, it's unexpected. It doesn't necessarily match, but that's why it's interesting visually.

I definitely intend to try more out-of-the-box outfits. I had a lot of fun with this one!

Make it your own:
Shirt: (Similar) New York & Company $8.10
Skirt: J.Crew $98
Pumps: Guess $44.95


  1. I love this...I'm soo not out of the box kind of girl but I'm in love

  2. LOVE mixing patterns. You did it so well! If you're going to mix patterns, they both can't be too busy. Nice!! :)

  3. Love it! The top is simple enough to make it all mesh perfectly.