Reptiles & Leopards & Florals Oh My! (Part II)

In case you’ve forgotten my first ever outfit post ‘Florals and Leopards and Bags, Oh My!’ (Part I),  here’s another ode to print mixing.  This time with a giant graffiti reptile thrown in.

There is something creative and wonderful about putting together two seemingly disparate prints and finding the thematic commonality between them.  It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what holds the two things together but when you feel it, you feel it.

This little fashion love child is the result of mixing a piece of H&M’s new collaboration with Kenzo (more posts to come on this later) with something from Coach’s 1941 collection.  It’s tribal neon meets floral americana meets tiger stripes meets biker chic.  How can you possibly go wrong?

Kenzo x H&M beaded jungle print silk shirt (no longer available except on ebay), 1941 Coach floral skirt (old collection), Diesel boots (old but similar here), Kenzo x H&M clutch

Photography by CM Photography

 

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Say Yes to the Shirtdress

As far as closet staples are concerned,  the shirtdress is near the top of my list.  It’s a versatile, compliment-inducing kind of item:  style it with sneakers and a vest in the day or wear it with heels and a leather jacket at night.

This structured shirtdress is from clothing designer Marissa Webb.  Many of her designs play around with masculine/feminine elements and mix soft/hard edges to create interesting juxtapositions.   With its crisp tuxedo bib and long sleeves, it hints at formal business attire.  In contrast, the curved edges of the tiered shirttail hem and the waist tie-back give it a feminine feel.

Whatever the style, always say yes to the shirtdress.

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Marissa Webb Long Sleeve Tuxedo Bib Shirt dress (old), Marissa Webb Black Leather Lace Up heels (old), Coach Coach Leather Icon Moto Jacket.

 

Photography by CM Michael Photography

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