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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

{Outfit Inspiration} Pinstripes & Floral

If you've been reading this blog for a minute any length of time, you know I don't shy away from color. In my home or wardrobe. I also love to mix patterns. So you can likely imagine my joy when I can mix brightly colored patterns!

But I know many of you feel uneasy pairing bright colors or mixing bold patterns. Fashion is about confidence, and if you're not comfortable in your outfit, no matter how chic it is, then you won't feel confident or stylish. I can't tell you how many times someone says to me, 'You look great...there's no way I could pull that off!' And to that, I say, 'Baloney!' 

Boldness doesn't come quickly, but usually in baby steps. This outfit is a good example of baby steps...dipping your toe in the pattern-mixing world.

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & Floral

The pinstripe on this top is so subtle, that it barely registers. But up close, it gives the outfit an added zing that a solid-colored shirt wouldn't. Another baby step is to keep your outfit to a single bold piece, in this case I chose a top in a neutral color found dominantly in the skirt.

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & Floral

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & Floral

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & 
Floral

My bag and accessories add personality, but are neutral enough to still allow the skirt to be the star of the show. I love the mix of pearls with a masculine-style shirt...but most of my outfits tend to have a touch of priss.

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & Floral

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & 
Floral

Outfit Inspiration | Pinstripes & Floral

Aren't my kids becoming quite the photographers?! After four years of outfit posts, they're finally getting in to it! Granted I still only get about 3 minutes and 12 shots...but I'll take it! What is your comfort zone when it comes to bright colors and bold patterns? I encourage you to take some baby steps in a bolder direction...you'd be surprised at all the new outfit options that your closet holds!


{Outfit Details}
I link actual items whenever possible, and if not, a few like-items are listed.
See more Outfit Inspirations here.

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9 comments:

  1. So so cute. I finally tried mixing stripes and florals and loved it. Thanks for being my style inspiration!

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  2. The outfit is darling as always! The rooms are seriously drool worthy!!! And yay nice work kiddos on the pics!

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  3. cute! i'd never think to wear the two patterns together but i love it! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Thanks to you I have tried somethings I would have never thought of combining....yesterday I wore a striped dress, solid cardigan with a floral scarf and I felt so "in style". Love that your kids are taking pix....I've been having mine do the same and am getting fewer eye rolls each time I ask. :)

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  5. You have inspired me so much that yesterday I actually wore a striped top with a floral skirt! I felt spectacular all day!!! Thank you for inspiring me to try new things - I just love your style!!!

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  6. Looking great! I love the outfit and that room is gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful!!! I love, love, love the skirt!! Your kids do such a great job:)!!

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  8. So cute! Love that outfit! It looks amazing on you!

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  9. This combo speaks to me {just might be one of my favorites!}. And pop that collar babe! ;)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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