12.07.2012

STYLE: MIXING STYLE GENRES

When it comes to showing skin, I dress pretty conservatively. So when I find a knee length skirt that is both flattering in terms of fit and in my price range, I snatch it up quickly. If you haven't gone shopping for knee length skirts lately, especially pencil skirts, you'd be surprised how hard they are to find. Or at least that's the case in SoCal. When I saw this particular knee length skirt while shopping one afternoon, the length immediately caught my attention, but it was a little more bold in terms of color than I'm used to. Undecided, I asked Jeff what he thought and as luck would have it, he said he really liked the print. So I decided to be open minded and try it on. The longer I had it on in the fitting room, the more I liked it, so I purchased it and it sat in my closet for a while.

The longer it sat there the more I marinated about what kind of shirt I'd pair with it. My initial starting point with color is black, but for fear of looking like a bumble bee and having the dark blue in the skirt start to look black, I strayed away. I thought about my lighter blue chambray shirt, but because I wanted to tuck it in, I quickly realized it would be too bulky underneath the thin material of the skirt. So I started perusing my closet for any solid color shirt I thought might match. And unexpectedly I ended up with a cream colored sheer shirt in a completely different style genre than the bold print on the skirt. Sometimes you don't know if you really like something until you try it on and when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. 

It wasn't something I would normally put together, but that's what I liked about it. The style of the shirt is both feminine and classic, two words that I typically use to describe my style as a whole, but because it's both a neutral and a solid color, it helps to balance out the bold print and color of the skirt. I'm always looking for ways to diversify my wardrobe and mixing pieces in different styles genres helps me to do that. Even when it does require me to change my shirt 5 different times before I actually land on the winning look.  



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1 comment:

the Blah Blah Blahger said...

1. You're gorgeous.
2. Look how long your hair is!!!