Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Checkered Past

vest-Thrifted(similar here from Zara), pants-Skies are Blue via Piperlime(similarish here), heels-Target(similarish here), tee-Urban Outfitters(similar here), necklace- via Le Tote

These printed pants have had quite a journey since their purchase back in November. This is their first appearance on the blog, their first appearance anywhere actually. Since the fabric is not winter appropriate I had to keep in them on hold until things warmed up, then I went back and forth on how to style them. Originally, I ordered these bottoms as part of a matching set. The coordinated top was a checkered crew-neck sweater that was not at all flattering, think added bulk. So I returned the sweater and hoped the pants would be salvageable come spring. And, here they are, more than just a salvaged garment--quite chic if I do say so myself! 

I kept the navy and white theme going with the rest of the look, topping these trousers with a simple 3/4th sleeve tee and this oversized, collared vest (a great Goodwill find). The dotted pumps provide a bit of pattern mixing, while helping to create a long and lean silhouette. 

You may recall this post on the purchase of another matching set from Asos and its subsequent return here. Matching sets are still on-trend for this coming season, however after several trial and error purchases I don't see myself sporting this style. The matching set appears to be more of a younger woman's game. I'm not trying to say ladies over 30 CAN'T find success with matching sets, but by their very nature they are more youthful. If I was really dead set on wearing this trend then I'm sure I could pull it off, but I'm not crazy enough about the style to put forth energy. Some outfitting opportunities you have to let pass by---yes, I know that's a very deep thought indeed. 

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