Sometimes, I have all the components of an outfit swirling around in my head, just waiting to be assembled. Other times, I gravitate to one piece and build from there. For today’s outfit, I started with my new (to me) Lands’ End lilac gingham button up. I was stumped for a long time—just circling around my room, looking for the perfect pairing. Finally, I came across my green polka dot sweater and knew I had my fashion problem solved.
I stuck to one style—dressy prep but incorporated both pattern mixing and texture mixing to add dimension and interest to the outfit. The scale of the gingham is so small compared to the dots, its practically a solid from far away. The knit texture of the sweater is contrasted with the silky finish of the skirt as well as the suede shoe.
I’m excited to style this blouse again in a different season—already I’m imagining it with my J Crew white chinos…Mmm summer!