Sweater: Target, Blouse: AE, Pants: LOFT, Shoes: INC, Brooch: The Old White House
Guess what girlies, these red shoes are making a second appearance today. I basically never want to take them off. They’re just the right amount of comfort, and they kind of scream because of their brightness. I’ve never been one to own bright colored shoes, but from now on, I will be on the hunt. No bright colored shoe is safe.
On another note, how many of you have ever tried out pattern mixing before? I’m pretty sure that I have done it. But, this morning I found myself staring at my closet blankly wondering which patterns I could mix. Should I go monochromatic? Should I wear the same pattern in a different size? Can you even wear leopard print with plaid? That one might be too much of a stretch. I guess that is what I get for lack of planning. Life is much easier when I pick out clothes the night before. So there I stood, looking at my closet, scratching my head in disbelief with my red shoes calling to me to please find something to wear with them. What goes with red shoes? Well, I’m starting to think that anything goes. As long as you make it look intentional, no one will ever know how long you spent fretting over if it goes together.
So eventually I came to this conclusion to wear stripe on stripe. And I tied in the blue pinstripe on my button down with a big blue flower. That flower was seriously a smart investment. I feel like I can pin it on a t-shirt and instantly look dressed up. Plus it’s so big, and I just love it. The red shoes were happy that they got to be a part of the ensemble today. And I was proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone at work today. A huge flower, pattern mixing, and red shoes with not a single other red accessory? Wowza. I stepped out big time from my little 1990’s style workplace. They were in shock. I laughed.
Whatever you do, do not forget to check out Katie's pattern mixing for today. A little zebra print with a little stripe makes for one killer of a mix. And because I forgot to mention before, Katie took all of these photographs of me for Style Busters. We scurry over to an apartment complex by our work and take these pictures during lunch. We're just hoping it takes a while for people to realize that we don't actually live over there. Weirdos.
And as always, if you have some pattern mixing of your own, leave a link in the comments!