YSL cocoon cardigan, j.crew cafe capri, Balenciaga jodhpur booties
My love of neutrals is constant but I also find myself drawn to seemingly loud/strange/inventive prints from time to time. While the notion of minimalism in both sartorial and lifestyle choices is very appealing to me, I can’t deny the occasional impulse or random item purchase when it just feels right. I am by no means claiming to be an expert on this subject. I think it must take years of soul searching (and plenty of purchasing mistakes) to fully understand your body, personal style, and lifestyle. And its very likely mistakes will still be made. Who’s perfect anyways? But mistakes are minimized by critically thinking about your purchases. This does not mean you can’t have fun with fashion. You can and certainly should but not at your pocketbook’s expense. This post is rapidly turning into a “mulling/rationalizing over one’s purchases post” and I’m not quite ready for that. So back to the prints…
I’d been eyeing these pants for a little while and when the holiday sales started I snapped up a pair. I was immediately intrigued by the colors. Red is rarely a color I wear. This is not because I dislike red, quite the contrary but like so many bold colors, its difficult to find the right shade of red. Often it’s too orangey for my taste. The robin’s egg blue color tones down the red without watering down the entire print too much. Next I was drawn to the actual print – part flower power, part mosaic, part Euro-hippie. At first glance I liked the print because it reminded me of Prague and Europe in general. Now, being as I’m a shorty this pant is supposed to be a capri but lucky for me it actually hits right at the anklebone thus pairing well with booties, pumps, or flats. And the fact that’s these are 100% cotton, comfy, and look great with all my neutral tops makes this a win-win for my wardrobe.
Any prints attracting you lately?