How to Wear Stripes on Stripes, Prada Inspired
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Okay, so I've been on this color and pattern kick lately—which is strange for me, especially since I pretty much nixed all of the above from my wardrobe almost two years ago.
I was so anti- bright colors—except red and blush or olive green (I consider these neutrals, anyway)—and crazy prints, that I found myself getting bored with my style. You can only wear the same color palette of black, grey, and cream so much before it all starts looking the same—like a uniform—you know?
Inevitably, I ended up in a fashion rut and a major case of nothing-to-wear. It was time for a change.
First, I analyzed my closet and figured out what I wanted to change in my style. Once I figured out the vibe I was going for, and keeping my budget in mind, I analyzed my closet and narrowed down the "needs" to just a handful of pieces.
There's so many crazy-good sales going on right now, that sticking to my budget hasn't been too hard. I've been going a little overboard with the ASOS sale (they have a great return policy), and Ann Taylor is killing me with their prints right now—I haven't shopped there in ages, and I don't know if I missed the memo, or they re-branded or something, but you guys have to check them out!
About this look...
I instantly thought "Prada" when I snagged this skirt for twenty bucks from a Zara sale a couple seasons ago, and in all my print/color craze, I thought—what better way to rock it than to add another stripe for a little print on print action in true Prada form.
This sweater is another oldie I stored away in a suitcase back when I was going through my no-color, no-print phase, and I'm so glad I kept it! I picked it up on sale for, like, $10 at Joe Fresh—I know right?!
Paired with my Balmain x H&M military peacoat, and Steve Madden boots, this outfit is the epitome of the style I'm going for: eclectic, clean, designer-inspired, and more importantly, the perfect mix of high and low.
Wearing: Joe Fresh sweater, Zara skirt, H&M x Balmain coat, Steve Madden boots