For me, the saying holds true: A closet (dresser and under-the-bed storage) full of clothes and nothing to wear. Some days I truly struggle to dress myself. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in a funky mood or if I just don’t feel like I have a wardrobe that is truly the me I want to be. Cheesy, I know. However, when I get dressed it is usually an expression of how I’m feeling and/or how I want to portray myself to the world for that day. Who knows if anyone notices. I just like to think that my clothes are the first (and maybe only) impression a stranger may get and I want it to be a good one despite their feelings about my personal style. A simple, “She looks nice today” would suffice. And if you say it to my face, I may even remember you for a whole day! There’s your 15 minutes in my life.
I was trolling through Pinterest over the weekend and I came upon a new (to me) blog, Atlantic-Pacific. I’m always on the hunt for outfit inspiration that is a little bit daring but is still me. This is exactly what I found with this stripes and florals combination.
The mixture of patterns is very now. In this particular outfit, both the skirt and the top are in relatively the same color family. I actually attempted this same look today using an Oxford shirt with thin, light blue horizontal stripes and a floral chiffon skirt in a purple/pink/yellow/brown combination. It still works! If only I had a minion who was adept at photography that could chronicle my outfit adaptation for you. Taking it myself would be a disaster and I would not want to publish any of that.
Using similar items that you already have in your closet is key, especially if you’re like me and need to be in a “cleansing” phase versus an “adding” phase with said closet (dresser and/or under-the-bed storage). I have scrolled through a couple of the posts on this blog and find it perfectly suitable for imitating. She re-uses pieces (a la Kate Middleton), which is better for reality because
I one shouldn’t be buying a new outfit every time I she sees someone looking fabulous on the bus street.
Will you be trying this outfit? Inquiring minds (mostly just mine) want to know!