Outfit 1 (Left Side)
Outfit 2 (Right Side)
I’m going to give you a small peek at the process of me picking out my outfits. The only thing I knew for sure when I woke up this morning was that I wanted to wear this skirt. I got it from ModCloth’s last sale for an absolute steal, but hadn’t had the chance to wear it yet, despite the fact that it was adorable. If you’re not aware of it by now, I have a slight obsession with the nautical trend.
The first idea that I had was that I was going to play with mixing prints. I tried it with the striped shirt which wasn’t bad, but I thought it was a bit overly busy. So I threw on the cardigan to tone it down. It looked ok, but I thought the outfit needed some color. I added the necklace and shoes and felt content with it. I went downstairs and took a few pictures. After looking at the pictures, I decided the red accents had become the stars of the outfit and that’s not what I was going for. Also, I was having trouble getting the stripes to stay straight, so I went back for round 2.
I decided to ditch the idea of mixing patterns and use the shirt as the color pop for the outfit. Then I adjusted the accessories accordingly. I thought that in this outfit the skirt was featured better, and it was definitely more “safe”. This is the outfit I ended up wearing to church, because it was safe, and because I didn’t have enough time to change again.
So you tell me. Which one do you prefer? Should I have gone with the more fun, mixed print outfit, or the safe, more traditional styling?
P.S. Yay for new short hair! I cut off 12in and plan to donate it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program.