I’m experimenting with a bit of print-clashing today. I bought this skirt and this shrug months ago, and I feel as though I just haven’t worn them often enough. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about the bolero at all. I’m trying to work it into a couple of outfits before it gets too cold to wear it at all.
I am wearing:
– Black bodysuit from Supre
– Purple chevron skirt from Target
– Purple and pink floral shrug from Target
– Black Dr Martens boots
– Silver pocket watch from Rose and Mr Brown
– Brown resin ring (thrifted from the Violet Town op shop)
– Turquoise ring (gift from my mother)
– Amethyst ring
– Gold hoop earrings
This outfit feels very ‘me’. I feel most comfortable in long skirts and tight tops. When I was about thirteen, this type of outfit was almost my uniform. Then I fell in love with blue jeans and those took over my wardrobe somewhat.
I wasn’t sure if these two prints would work together. It was a bit of an experiment when I got dressed this morning. But I really like the way it looks. The purple flowers compliment the purple tones in the skirt, which I think pulls the outfit together. When I’m clashing prints and colours in this way, I try to anchor the look by wearing lots of black. It adds a bit of a barrier between the pieces, so they don’t look quite as garish.
It was really overcast when I took these photos, so I had to use the flash on a couple of them. I hate doing that, because sometimes the flash can distort colours and textures. But these pictures didn’t look too bad, so I was happy.
Do you ever clash prints? What’s your secret to pulling the look off right?