Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabulous for Less Under $250: Mixing Stripes and Florals

Being allowed creative expression is one of the best things about my job. But as a mom, it's also necessary to find balance in my work wardrobe as well as everyday life. It's gotta be comfortable, chic, and always on trend.

In this fab for less, I tackle the latest trend in pattern mixing. From tribal, floral, techni to nautical stripes... It's anything goes this spring. The inspiration... Around town to picking up the kids from school; a modern twist on the classic stripes with feminine
florals. No matter what's happening in fashion, love these prints and they'll never leave my closet.

Comfort is definitely key with leggings being my new staple, but distressed boyfriend jeans would be just as chic
. A softly structured jacket brings sophistication to a loose casual tee and denim; so polished. Black and white accessories anchors the look while floral scarf adds a fabulous contrast of colors.

Note: To successfully pull off pattern mixing, it's all about the scale and choosing a base color to tie in the look. Make sure the size of print is larger or smaller from one another and you're good to go.






"Mixing Stripes and Florals"


Alloy Cropped Zip Blazer $29.99 (sale)
Fred Flare Oversized Jailbird Top $18
Pins and Needles Floral Print Square Scarf $18
ASOS Mid Indigo Denim Legging $37.20
The Limited Gathered Top Satchel $59.50
Free People Lace Up Wedge Sandal $58
Forever 21 Beaded Wraparound Bracelet $6.80
(Total $227.49)

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