Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Taking a Level in Print-Mixing

This outfit was so exciting to me that I had to give it a post all to itself! A few weeks ago, I took my first step into a larger sartorial world, and paired a printed skirt with a graphic tee instead of a solid-colored shirt. That single outfit (and about a thousand amazing outfits I saw on blogs and Instagram…) was all it took to convert me forever to the ways of the Patterned Outfit. First, it was another skirt-and-graphic-tee combo, then patterned skirts and stripes. But in this outfit, dear reader, I went for some NEWT-level print-mixing, and this outfit totally Exceeds Expectations.
Hey, I've been saying that leopard is a neutral for ages now!
When I first got this skirt, I assumed that I would wear it with one of two things: black tops or white tops. Similarly, I assumed I would only wear this leopard shirt with one of the many black skirts I own. As you can see, though, I've taken a third option here, and I love it. 2015 Emily would never have dreamed of adding colors on top of these two prints, but I think the aqua cardigan and touch of pink  are what actually make this combination work. 
It was a seriously windy day, but at least for a moment, it was blowing my hair behind me, instead of straight across my face and into the wall.

As you can see, this is a full circle skirt, but there are no twirling photos because the wind would not cooperate. Neither threats nor bribes had any effect on the gusts that seemed to happen every time the self-timer was about to go off. I have so many outtakes from this photo shoot, but thankfully, none of them involved accidentally flashing my neighborhood.

I was going to wear my pink and silver Luxulite brooch with this outfit, but then I realized that BB-8 is sort of leopard-printed, so I got to wear my new friend again! This brooch makes me seriously happy.
Skirt: Le Bomb Shop (now on sale!)
Belt: J.Crew, ages ago
Cardigan: MAK, from Le Bomb Shop
Brooch: Femme De Bloom
Shoes: ABS, from Ross Dress for Less

What are your favorite prints to wear? Any other leopard fans out there?


  1. I LOVE this mixing of prints + the pops of color in this look!! Bravo!!!

    1. Aww, thank you! I was super excited about everything in my life when I wore it, because the skirt was twirly and the patterns and colors were just bananas!

  2. OMG yes, yes, YES! With this combo. I agree....the pink/mint pops of color most certainly pull it all together...well done :)

    1. Thank you so much!! The only downside of this outfit is that people would notice if I wore it as often as I'd like.