Blazer, Ted Baker (thrifted); top, Gap (thrifted); skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay)
Blazer, Ted Baker (thrifted); top, Gap (thrifted); skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay)

This outfit is definitely leaning all the way into the boho side of my style persona, but I enjoyed it a great deal nonetheless. It probably helps that all the colours here are quite muted, which is where my current sartorial mood is at. And while there is quite a bit of pattern mixing going on, it’s all rather subtle. Muted and subtle? Who am I, even? I don’t know what to tell you. I’m just going with the flow and seeing where this takes me. Or, rather, what sort of closet is left standing at the end.

tweedy!
tweedy!
all the prints
all the prints

Let’s talk pieces. The skirt is new-ish, but you’ve seen it before. The midi length definitely calls for the highest of high heels; however, much as I am tempted to bust out my Louboutin platforms, they’re sadly not office-appropriate in my case. Sigh. I went with my next highest pair of (non-platform) pumps, which luckily worked with the whole colour scheme. Metallic pumps are surprisingly neutral particularly in a (more subtle, hah!) gold-foil finish rather than a mirrored finish. My pair is old, but I recently saw a very similar one at Nine West. The blazer is a new thrift find. Ted Baker blazers always have the prettiest linings, and this one is no exception. The cropped style works well with skirts, and in fact helps to balance out the longer length of this particular skirt and keeping that frump factor low.

going to midi lengths
going to midi lengths
plumes away!
plumes away!

5 Comments on A New Take on Mixed Prints

    • I think it was probably just my large, black commuting tote, because I seem to recall that I had to carry my ginormous (firm issue) laptop bag with me as well. I draw the line at 2 bags, so I probably just stuffed my wallet along with my lunch and shoes into my commuting tote and called it a day.

      Generally, though, if the bag doesn’t make it into the picture it’s just an oversight.

  1. You always look beautiful, and print mixing is fantastic. However….I prefer you in brighter colors. These dull colors are depressing. šŸ™

    • Maybe it’s the season, but I’m definitely loving darker colours right now. That may change once summer comes, but I’m not necessarily betting on it. I know there is probably a certain level of expectation, based on my track record, about the sort of outfits you might see here; it’s one of the weird things about blogging — finding the balance between what you, as a person, want to wear and what you, as a blogger, feel like your readers would be interested in seeing (and the fact that such a balance is even a thing to think about, I guess).