Stripes and Floral (Featuring J. Crew Liberty Toothpick Jean in Tresco Floral)June 12, 2013
This is not the first time I've paired these two superficially unrelated prints together but I am still not assured that I am wearing them correctly (not that there is a right way to "do" fashion but there is certainly a more aesthetically pleasing way). So, turning to the unfailing scientific method, I posed the following hypothesis: floral and stripes can be compatible when both prints share similar lightness and saturation levels.
If you would like to disprove my conclusion, I am prepared to be enlightened. (I hate boiling fashion down to a science, but I am a believer in that old saying: "know the rules before you break them.")
|H&M Double-Breasted Stripe Blazer (similar here) | Forever 21 T-Shirt | Forever 21 Layered Necklace | J. Crew Liberty Toothpick Jean in Tresco Floral | Zara City Bag (similar) | Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals|
I admit I compromised on this item. My first choice for this print is a clutch but I hesitated and watched it sell out before my eyes. It would be accurate to say that I settled for these jeans, which are out of sync with my style. But with it I proclaimed: challenge accepted (HIMYM - links to video with audio - fans, where are you?).
And a challenge it has been. I kind of feel like a walking vase whenever I wear these jeans with colorful tops but wearing them endlessly with a white t-shirt just feels like a cop-out. I also tried it with a bleached denim jacket but that felt too much like a cross between a flower child and a grunge enthusiast.
This experiment will continue and I hope I will have good news to deliver when you see them on this blog next.
|Liberty Toothpick Jean in Tresco Floral | sz 24|
Waist: 14" | Hip: 17.25" | Length: 34.5" | Inseam: 29"
|Toothpick Cord in Ribbon Bow Print | sz 24|
Waist: 14.5" | Hip: 17.25" | Length: 34.5" | Inseam: 29"