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Thursday, October 13, 2011

outfit post: Flora + Fauna

Strength is Happiness. 
-Daisaku Ikeda

Flora and Fauna: An animal print sweater prowls the urban jungle with a floral blouse.
Hello Friends. Our Fall has been a strange one, but a very nice late summer. I'm trying my best to use any excuse to throw on a sweater, especially this animal print chunky knit cardigan- a score from Goodwill. It's a Ralph Lauren label, a thick hand-knit sweater and very comfy.



Pattern mixing made easy: Keep your color palette simple and repetitive. (Photos: Bella Q)
One way to make prints mix is to give the patterns a sense of rhythm. In this case the floral and the leopard print are pulled together with the bottom half of the outfit: black tights which echo the black of the blouse, and the tan sandals that share a similar hue to the tan in the sweater.  It's best not to get too matchy-match but to loosely combine your prints. Have fun!
Now Wearing: 
  • floral sun glasses, Target
  • Ralph Lauren hand-knit leopard print sweater, thrifted
  • floral blouse with "pussy bow," thrifted
  • ethnic tapestry bag, Krazy Mary's
  • "mom jeans" shorts
  • over-the-knee socks
  • tan clog sandals, Target
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25 comments:

Coco L. said...

Oh! I love the layering of the leopard print jacket with the floral print blouse. That's such a fun and striking fashion combination! And you KNOW I adore me some great knee/thigh high tights! You are totally rocking this look. I love it!


xoxo Coco

Collette Osuna said...

Helllloooo socks!!! Looking good lady, looking good:)


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sacramento said...

I adore your colour and pattern mixing, Bear bella.
MIl besos.
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Vix said...

Glorious pattern mixing and sexy socks, too. It's obvious you have fun getting dressed and you always bring joy to my day when I visit you and your fabulous blog. x

Patti said...

Oh that sweater -- too good! Great pattern mixing and great advice (to not try too hard, just let it happen)

déjà pseu said...

Brilliantly done! Love that sweater.

Jamillah said...

Thank you friend for the tips on mixing! I love the idea of the rhythm in the outfit.

Also flora and fauna-perfect title!

Santina said...

Meeeeeyowwwww! Loving this mix of prints, and the thigh highs? HOT! Looking good, friend!

Rebecca said...

I like the brown sandals with your tall black socks.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

oh yea, that's the stuff! love this look on you mama!

The Foolish Aesthete said...

I think you are Queen of the Jungle when it comes to mixed prints! Fabulous leopard coat. I can hear it growl ...

Lia said...

Love the sweater!! I am such a huge fan of socks with sandals, and I love even more that you chose thigh high socks!! This is a killer look, and I love how you broke down the rhythm of the look :)
xoxoxo
Lia

Fashion Tales.... said...

Love those shoes! I agree rhythm is needed... Mixing prints to me is like making music. Happy weekend dear!

Adrienne said...

That sweater is a fab find!

The Closet Shopper said...

Another amazing thrift find. Will you PLEASE take me thrift shopping? I need you.

I love that you paired the leopard with the floral. And those socks are crazy sexy!

xo,
Tracy

Miss Peregrin said...

You are the master of pattern mixing! I love the leopard & the florals, and you pull them together so nicely. That leopard cardi was a great score, it looks amazing on you.

WendyB said...

I really like this pattern mix! Just proves leopard is a neutral, right?

The Style Crone said...

Bella in leopard is always fabulous!

Frocktasia said...

I really like your flora & fauna fusion look, it works for me. I dislike it when people spout rules...this should never be seen with that & that doesn't go with this...blah blah, we are all individuals & if you feel it working then that is all that matters in my opinion. x

Stylish Thought said...

I am all about the knee highs this fall! Love the floral and animal print mixture! Very boss!

Elliott and Tia Raquel Ita said...

You and your fashion combos always amaze me

Bonnie said...

Do you have any idea how many fur pieces I have tried on lately? I look horrible in fur. No idea why. I just do. And that's lame balls. You, however, look like a pimp.

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Anusha said...

Very cool! I love the mix of patterns and the vibrant colors in the shirt too. And the tall socks! That's something I'm hoping to wear with boots this winter, since I have some shorter boots. I've spotted some really cute over-the-knee socks around town. :o)

frontrowspectator.com said...

It's been raining in Miami the past couple days... a sign that a cold front is in the near.....

I call this outfit, funky feline. I myself am finding any excuse to wear a sweater. I just love the cold season... seems ironic since I live in Miami.. or maybe that's why I want cool air so bad..

See you over on twitter. xoxo

Pearl Westwood said...

Love this look, so cool!!

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