I am not the kind of girl who’s content with tons of solids and basics in my wardrobe–no, I need a lot of variety. Unfortunately, until recently, it was pretty nonexistent, at least in the patterns department. If you took a look in my walk-in closet at the beginning of the summer, you would have see tons of colors in several shades; a variety of dresses, miniskirts, a few pairs of shorts, plenty of tops; but mostly all florals. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some florals but really? A whole closet full of them is a bit much. And I know that it’s a classic pattern, each floral is different, blah blah blah but I really needed some more prints and patterns in my life.
two three big hauls this summer. The first one gave me yet another floral piece (but it was a romper–which I’ve never owned before–in a brand new shade, so it wasn’t all bad) but also a very cute, breezy lime green-striped off-shoulder tee. I love how bold it is, and I was in desperate need of stripes.
The second one, just three weeks ago, brought me even more variety in the form of solids (also something I needed, despite saying that I’m not one for solids–they are a necessity, however). But I hit the jackpot on my most recent one just a week ago. I got lace (!), more stripes and plaid. Okay, a little floral slipped in there, too, but what can I say, I’m a creature of habit.
Three months ago, if you had offered me a striped sweater, I would have flat-out turned you down. No thanks, I’m not a stripes girl. However, I’ve learned the error of my ways. Stripes, if done the right way, are totally flattering, and cute in a chic nautical way.
Despite my affinity for all things girly, I doubt if I would have bought a lace piece back in May. Now I have a beautiful yet simple dark grey lace-front tee and I love it.
I owned some plaid prior to last week’s shopping trip, but I’ve been itching to get some more since last fall. I did buy a couple pairs of plaid twill shorts in the spring, but since summer’s winding down, I was in desperate need of pieces that could work double-duty, right now and this fall. I found it in a royal blue plaid button-down that’s perfectly rugged yet still polished.
Now that I know how much difference a variety of prints can make, I will never give in to buying florals again. Okay, maybe just this once…
What is your favorite print or pattern?
8 thoughts on “Style Phile: Prints Charming”
Yay shopping. I haven’t gone shopping in a while. I probably should with school just around the corner. The striped Hollister shirt is so cute. I’m a fan of non-patterns actually, unless one is really cute and then it just depends on how it is executed. Stiped can be good, as you said, if done the right way.
I actually do like things without patterns because they’re so much easier to pair with different things.
I’m all for stripes. I love them!!
I love the plaid top. such cute colours.
My favourite print is polka dots. seriously, love them. I can never find much decent polka dot stuff though
Oh my gosh, I love polka dots but I can never find them either! I only have 2 polka dotted pieces but I really want more.
I like lace but usual in a nice basic black or sometimes I like really boho patterns!
Love your style 🙂 you should do mor posts on it.
Thank you! I’m definitely planning on more fashion posts, so keep your eye out for them 😉
we like a lot of the same styles although id much rather raid your closet than mine!! ❤ ❤
you are gorgeous btw 🙂
Awh thank you! You are too sweet 🙂
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