My dilemma all started when I wandered over to Anthropologie.com for a little inspiration and this photo caught my eye:
I consider this to be a very daring outfit; the mixed patterns are so wrong that they’re (almost?) right. Something about it speaks to me, but it may just be because it’s on the Anthropologie website (can they ever do wrong?). Or maybe it’s because a model is wearing it on a beautifully styled set. Nevertheless, it got me thinking about the blue floral skirt that was a part of my 30 for 30 Remix. You may remember me mentioning that I feel in love with it when I saw the photo below on Fab’rik’s Facebook wall:
I didn’t buy the top above because I was worried I wouldn’t be confident enough to rock the two different patterns. I’ve paired the skirt with two different solid colored tops so far, but tonight I was playing in my closet and put something together that I’m on the fence about. I would seriously appreciate your opinion on whether or not this outfit should ever see the light of day. Be a pal and tell me honestly what you think of this ensemble:
I was initially pleased with how this looked in the mirror. Then I remembered the lesson I learned from the belted green shirt mistake: a picture never lies! So I snapped these pictures and, quite frankly, I still kind of like it. But it is way out of my comfort zone. I may have been brainwashed by Anthropologie, so I ask, would you wear it? Would you recommend I wear it in public? Would you mock someone you saw wearing this out and about? Let me know with a comment!