MAJE SLEEVELESS PLAID ROMPER [LOOKS FOR LESS HERE, HERE, AND HERE] | EXPRESS PINSTRIPE FAUX DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER [ON SALE!] | URBAN OUTFITTERS “POPPY” POINTELLE TURTLENECK SWEATER IN IVORY | OPENING CEREMONY “MARQUEE” OVER THE KNEE BOOTS [OLD - SIMILAR] | FREE PEOPLE BIRCH CLUTCH IN BLACK | URBAN OUTFITTERS DARLING DRAPED BOW SCRUNCHIE | H&M FACE EARRINGS WITH RHINESTONES | SEPHORA CREAM LIP STAIN LIQUID LIPSTICK IN ALWAYS RED
PHOTOGRAPHY: CARINA ROMANO
If there ever were a “me” piece, it’s this plaid romper. Fun fact: I bought this romper while in Paris over the Summer. I fell in love with it immediately, not only because it’s A PLAID ROMPER, but particularly because of its mini dress-like silhouette. I love the look of a plaid mini skirt, but have zero interest in spending the whole day worrying about crossing my legs for fear of flashing people.
Though the romper can be worn alone and taken in a more rugged direction, I really wanted to double down on the preppy Blair Waldorf look and zero in on pattern mixing. If mixing patterns intimidates you (which is something I frequently hear), try to imagine having a “hero” patterned item. More subdued, less bold, or neutral patterned pieces are the supporting cast. The romper here is the hero (obvi), while the pointelle top and pinstripe blazer support the hero; they don’t compete with it. Obviously pattern mixing can get a lot wilder than this, but I wanted to show how doable it can be to mix prints and patterns already in your closet. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with the hero/support formula, and pattern mixing is a fun way to update pieces you already own. PS—If you do give it a go, tag me on Insta so I can marvel at your styling!
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