August 14, 2013

Pattern Play...Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, here is my second attempt at styling a bold print.  This time, some super cute F21 pants (similar here)!

And again, timid 'ol me added zero color to this look!  Except for the hot pink toes I guess.  
I looked through my closet over and over, but I just could NOT find a top I liked to go with these pants.  I'm starting to think my wardrobe lacks some of the basics, like nice colored tanks (a red one would've been good here, no?) and a minimal black sandal.  I was wishing I had a shoe like that for several minutes when I was putting this together!  Too bad wishing doesn't make the perfect shoe (or anything!) appear in my closet...
Anyhoo, I do like these pants a lot!  They just about jumped off the rack at me as I was walking through the store.  Before it got super warm out, I wore them with a white skinny strap tank, flat sandals, and a long cardi one night out for pizza on a patio.  I thought it was a pretty decent casual look.  Perhaps these pants will translate into fall with some booties?  And of course, the right top!  If I ever find one...

I do like the way this outfit looks, even sans color.  Plus the pants are super soft and comfortable, not to mention affordable. I did have them tailored a little so they would be more of an ankle pant.  I also like the  ruffle detail along the top and the tie belt.

 The sandals I'm wearing are some of my most favorite, by Chinese Laundry (similar here and here).  They are my go-to heels in the spring and summer because they go with literally anything.

Let it be known that I WILL find another, more creative way to style these pants.  I am on a mission!  

xo :)


  1. I'm really digging the pants! I think patterns are fun to play around with and allow you to mix and match things based on your mood, the season or the event you're wearing them to. Love 'em!

    1. I am a total chicken when it comes to mixing prints...never done it! Another challenge! :)

  2. Hi. My look is simple too but it's also easier for others to emulate because I don't have a lot going on. I'm gonna post an outfit on mixing prints soon. I'd love for you to check me out. I will follow you now :)