Print Mixing: A Love For Stripes

Forever21StripeShorts

I’ve owned this top for 2-3 years, and have probably only worn it a couple times . That used to be a big wardrobe sin of mine. I’d purchase clothing that maybe I was uncertain about, or just cause it was a good deal and yellow (my favorite color), without thinking how i’d wear it with the clothes I already had. But I must have been thinking of the future, because now I am so happy I have this piece.

The shirt is a soft knitted fabric that proves to be a bit see through, though you can barely tell from a distance. At first, that intimidated me, and probably is a main reason for its lack of wear. I’ve started to realize that I am who I am, and it’s about time I become comfortable with that, cause from here on out, it’s not going to change much. My confidence may also be boosted by my recent commitment to a consistent exercise plan. So bring on the see-through.

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Since these are both stripes, I guess you could say I’m not really “print” mixing, but i’m still a novice at this so i’ll ease in slowly. I loved that both pieces had a similar color feel. Is there such a thing as bright pastels? If so, that’s how I would describe these two. Both pieces had similar off-white neutral stripes to help draw the outfit together. And I couldn’t help but mix the yellow and teal, it’s probably my favorite color combination at the moment.

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[Top: Charlotte Russe (old)] [Shorts: Forever21(Similar)] [Shoes: DSW]

I wore this outfit to an early breakfast with my girl friends. We try to all get together once a month or so to catch up. We’ve all been friends since early elementary school and have all grown a ton since then(personality, not stature, at least in my case), I think we were a bunch of late bloomers. But it’s great to see how quickly we regress to the ridiculous childhood antics from when we first met. Β With our busy schedules we ended up meeting at the ungodly early hour of seven and this outfit was so easy to just throw on and go. I am such a night owl, that may be the earliest I’ve woken up all summer, but it was certainly worth it.

Are you still in contact with any old-school friends? Tell me your worst wardrobe sin?

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  1. Lovely look! Nice summer colors! http://www.alysheasurani.com

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  2. These two patterns make up the S and H in your header, no? Looove!

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    • Nice spot! I did take them from the close up photo in this post. Hopefully I’ll eventually be able to have all the header pictures be my own.

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