This post features some of my favorite creative reimaginations of tried and true classic wardrobe patterns. These fabric patterns are absolutely chic and wonderful, but they’re so time-tested that they can get a bit dull. Seriously, how many new ways could there possible be to style plaid?
|In Her Stilettos|
Polka dots are a very common element of classic lady-like style (very Hepburn-esque), and they are especially popular in the fall. Diya of In Her Stilettos throws so many trendy elements into her pretty polka-dotted outfit that I am almost dizzy with delight looking at her. The sweater and cuffed shirt add an element of preppiness to a classy polka-dotted dress, and the fur vest takes it to a whole new level of girly grunge. I absolutely love this look.
Leopard print is typically associated with more of a glamorous night-out look. You know, little black dress and leopard pumps? Marcella of Fashion Distraction, however, has brought the perfect Bohemian vibe to a large-print leopard dress. The roomy flow of the fabric and the less busy print tone down the fierceness of a typical leopard dress, but majorly up the earthy sweetness :-). Fashion win.
Plaid is one of the more over-worn prints in fashion today. Between bohemian babes, hipsters, and Hollister addicts who feel like they’re branching out by not wearing a sweater or long-sleeved T-shirt, plaid shirts get their share of time out of the closet. At Le Happy, a dull plaid shirt is nothing more than a creative canvas for an array of B.A. style smackdowns! An oversized jacket and messenger bag make this outfit a bit more androgynous and much more gritty while the maxi skirt, floppy hat, and lace cami peeking out bring out a more feminine quality. I adore how eclectic this look is! It takes the lumberjack/cowgirl aesthetic of a plaid shirt and weaves into an ensemble that cannot be described as anything cliche . . . it is just plain stylish.
Take this post as a challenge. How can you remix wardrobe staples such as plaid and leopard? What hidden potential lies untapped in your polka-dots and florals? I know I’m inspired. How about you?