How-to Play with Prints + a Personal Announcement…

Shoes: Dolce Vita (On Sale for $89!) • Shorts: Romwe (Only $12.99!) • Top: Ann Taylor • Earrings: Bauble Bar • Handbag: Givenchy (Similar style here) • Watch: Michele • Ring: David Yurman • Cuff: David Yurman • Lipstick: Chanel 

Do you ever go into your closet and say, ‘I have nothing to wear’? When we absolutely have clothes to wear…! Well, lately I’ve been feeling that way about my own closet (which is terrible!). It’s so easy to get bored of a top after wearing it once or feel like you wear the same denim all the time, when you have multiple pairs. Whenever I get this way, I get upset with myself because it seems so selfish. So I decided to make a change.

This summer, I’ve decided to – get ready for it – not purchase any clothes/accessories until Labor Day weekend (no exceptions) – starting this week. Eek! I know, I know.  I’m going to be honest, this seems like a major feat – but I’m going to accomplish it. What does this really mean, you might ask? Well, it means all blog posts from Fiercely Charming this summer will showcase various outfits paired together in different ways, highlighting how to embrace your accessories more – with tips on how you can do the same (if you are in the same boat).

I will let you all know how the shopping ban goes 😉 throughout the summer too!

My first outfit that I’ve put together from my closet, is above. I bought these $12.99 shorts last summer and have worn them once so I decided to pull them out for Church on Sunday. I love them because they are a skort (party in the front, modest in the back)! I loved the print of these skorts since I bought them but always struggled figuring out what to pair them with (other than a black tank). So I thought I’d mix prints and wear a striped tank instead to play with the look a little. And I’m going to be honest, I didn’t NOT like it 😉

One tip when it comes to mixing prints – you don’t want to mix prints that are too similar, i.e. stripes on stripes or florals on florals. This look is as close as it gets without being too similar. The best pattern play I’ve seen (just my opinion) is when you pair florals with stripes. It looks so darling and truly pops both prints. Try it and let me know what you think!

xo Lauren

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