The day is almost done and I assume that EVERYONE was wearing a striped top and print bottom for the Monday Style Prompt. As for me, I had a hot ticket item that I was anxious to style up – a $7 leopard print skirt from VV Boutique! I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration then looked in my closet for stripey options and came up with an outfit that had me
roaring purring happy all day long.
I’m no stranger to pattern mixing. I love me some mix-not-match!
I have embraced advice from Ruche
to develop my mad mixin’ skills! (I mean mad as in stylish, not crazy.)
I think the best advice for newbie mixers is to ensure there’s a common colour and default to stripes for one of the patterns
. Because when in doubt, wear stripes.
You had me at stripes.
I was surprised to realize that some people still believe horizontal stripes are a no-no. I find stripes to be camouflaging if anything; I’ve had three kids, there’s stuff going on so I oughta know. Stripes are like the snake-eyes in Jungle Book – distracting! Most women are larger on their bottom half, so a striped top balances out. If you happen to be more apple-shaped, a striped skirt could be your new best friend! Maybe the width of the stripes matters so try several varieties, and fit is always an important consideration but I encourage you, if you haven’t embraced stripey awesomeness, go thrifting, then try some striped tops for layering and mixing. You won’t regret it!
At a buck-fifty, this tee is one of my best cost-per-wear pieces.
And look at the cute detail in the back!
I had a hard time deciding on finishing touches for my outfit. I thought I wanted a belt so tried a few options…
None of the above! Instead, I chose red accents to finish the look.
Next week, I will aspire to get the Monday Style Prompt
out earlier so you can go thrifting if need be. And yes, if you are lacking a striped top or print bottom, then need be! And if not, consider it a reason to at least go scope out your thrifted options!
I could do this every darn day.