I went crazy with pattern-mixing in this outfit. It was an experiment and I think I like it.
Jacket: Forever 21
Satin pumps: Two Lips via DSW
I don’t have a lot of floral pieces in my wardrobe and I really liked the floral jackets I’d seen in magazines. I didn’t want to invest in a jacket with a trendy pattern so I looked at lower-end stores. Forever 21 isn’t my favorite place to shop but I can count on them for inexpensive versions of trends.
I already had the shoes, pants and top so I only had to combine them this way to copy the trend of florals and pattern-mixing. Why does it work? The jacket has black and white in it so the shirt complements it. there’s also green in the jacket so the pants aren’t adding a new element. And leopard is practically a neutral so I thought, “what the heck?”
It’s a fun look and I can take it down a notch by swapping the leopard shoes for a solid pair. I can swap out the top for a plain T if I want to calm things down even more. But for now, I’m going all out with the colors and patterns. It’s only fashion, right?
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10 responses to “Florals, Dots and Leopard”
Man. A floral blazer with a leopard shoe is just one of my favorite things ever. And that floral blazer is delightful; it’s all dark and moody!
Thank you! I’d never mixed patterns so boldly but it was fun! I liked the blazer for the very reasons you mention. With the dark background, I can transition this to fall easily.
Love that jacket!!! I was just there (Forever 21) but I didn’t see it.
They were in the clearance section! Even better than paying full price 🙂
This look is super cute! I have a similar jacket from Cotton On but I wish I had some rose pants to pair it with. It’s definitely not too much – just the right pop!
Thanks! Rose pants sound fun! You have a great sense of style and I hope to see you mixing those in your posts soon!
I like the way you dressed, mix and pattern is looking awesome. Jacket is going good with green pant. I want to buy it.
Thank you! I was on the hunt for green pants for a while. Glad I found a pair in the right shade!
I absolutely love it – brava!!!
A very attractive presentation.