New Version of You 2014 continues this month, as I continue to try and pair old things I have in new ways. Having put myself on a serious fashion budget ($15-$20/week), I’m taking my own advice (somewhat of a rarity, I can admit), and shopping in my own closet. This morning I pulled out two of my favorite pieces and combined them for a colored pattern mashup party.
I don’t know what it is, but lately I haven’t had much to say in my posts. I think the winter blues have sunk in due to a lack of sun and endless snowy cold days. It’s hard to feel fashion inspiration when you’re wearing a floor length down sleeping bag (ie my coat) and Uggs- day in and day out.
I really dug down deep today and busted out the best pattern mash-up I could muster up. Initially I thought that this was my “too much of a good thing” look, but I decided it was just enough of a good thing, especially in the midst of a dark winter spell. In chatting about fashion and weather throughout the day, I remembered that sometimes we bring our own versions of sun to the day, in whatever form that takes. When we bring our own sun, we end up bringing just enough of a good thing- a sympathetic ear, smile, cupcake, good belly laugh. All just enough of a good thing. For that reason, I call this my radiating red look.
Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)
Pants: Gap ($8 marked down from $55)
Scarf: Express ($7 marked down from $35)
Shoes: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $110)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Gap has a great sale right now. I happened to have been stalking these pants in stores, and finally found them on clearance. Interestingly, each pair of printed pants was a different price, so look through all of the pants you like to get the best deal. I saw some pants marked down to about $5-$10!
2) I really red-ed (clearly not a word, but go with it) up this look. However, I think it would also be nice to change up the look by wearing less red, and adding a simple black, blue, gray or cream sweater. Even though printed pants can seem less versatile than solid colored pants, think about wearing your printed pants differently (and more frequently) by either color clashing, color matching, or adding a neutral tone on top.
Anyone else have printed pants tips?
Happy Monday, all! I hope everyone had a good start to the week!!