Let’s take a look back on our first theme week. Here were my official outfits:
Check out Jill’s even more insane Trifectas here. And how about an homage to some previous looks that just happened to mix prints?
Were you inspired to mix prints this week? Do you do it all the time anyway? Do you think this is terrible and that we are insane? Let me know!
Stay tuned for next week’s theme…
What a better way to end the week than with a Trifecta? I brought this scarf home and realized it just happened to have all the same colors are this jacket. Both have insane colors and patterns, but it works because the color palate is identical. The black on black texture pattern of the tee is also crazy, but I treated it like a plain black tee.
I saw this scarf at Target and fell in love IMMEDIATELY. Most items I buy, I tend to think about what I already own that I can wear with it and where I might wear it to. But this one went in the basket without a second thought.
A funny story about the undershirt I’m wearing here: it’s Affliction. You heard me. I saw it at Marshalls, and loved the subtle grey fleur de lis pattern. Once I realized it was Affliction, I almost put it back on principle alone. But I ultimately liked the pattern so much that I didn’t care. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately because of it’s short skinny sleeves. Too many of my short sleeve shirts have loose sleeves which leave weird bulges when layering.
The scarf, the sweater, and the tee add up to a Trifecta (plus the leopard on the bracelet!).
Mixing two prints is a good way to get started, but this week Jill and I started striving for The Trifecta: AKA three prints in one outfit. This week has pointed out a gaping hole in my wardrobe: printed bottoms. How have I missed this?! I mean, I don’t even have any printed skirts (besides that one faintly plaid number).
So I had to build my Trifecta in creative ways. I’ve seen other bloggers layer their blouses, so I decided to give it a try. I don’t love how the overall look turned out, but I do like the way all the patterns looks together. A plaid scarf and a peek at the striped blazer lining adds up to FIVE patterns!
- Blazer Merona via Target (buy)
- Gingham shirt J. Crew (buy in other colors)
- Floral shirt J Crew (similar)
- Pants old Gap (similar)
- Boots Hunter (similar)
BONUS POST! I totally spaced on starting the week off right on Monday, so two posts today.
Here is another simple way to mix prints: use the same print in different colors. I loved Sarah’s leopard sweater, and used my own pieces to come up with an inspired concoction. A long skinny necklace breaks up the print and adds interest.
- Sweater Forever 21 (similar)
- Blouse J. Crew (similar)
- Necklace old Forever 21 (similar)
- Jeans American Eagle (buy)
- Boots Wanted via Barefeet Shoes (similar)
Starting this week, Jill and I will be doing Theme Weeks until we are over it. We will pick a theme each week, and wear as many adhering outfits as we can stand. I already cheated on our very first go, but fortunately I had a few leftovers that just happened to fit in. We are hoping our themes will inspire you to try something new out of your closet. Send in some pics of your thematic look, or give us some ideas for upcoming themes!
Week 1 is Mixed Prints. I cheated a little here since the sweater isn’t technically a print, but you get the idea. The reason these two patterns work together is because they are simple (polka dots and plaid are nothing crazy) and in the exact same color palate (black and white). I tossed in these spearmint jeans to add to the fun.
- Sweater Pim + Larkin via Piperlime (buy)
- Blouse Forever 21 (similar)
- Jeans Kenneth Cole via TJ Maxx (similar)
- Shoes Cole Haan (buy half size up)
- Bracelet what I wore to senior prom! (similar, similar)