Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Outfit Post: Leopard & Bows & Coral - Oh My!








Sequin Sweater: Old Navy
Bow Print Pants: J. Crew (on sale!)
Coral Bag: c/o GiGi New York - New Spring 2013 Collection
Metallic Pom Pin: c/o ban.do
Sunnies: Vintage

I wore this outfit last week when Bill & I caught an early morning showing of "Gangster Squad" It was the perfect casual ensemble with a touch of playfulness. I'm know I'm no stranger to mixing prints (here & here) but I really wanted to challenge myself with this J. Crew bow pattern. I was a bit perplexed on what I could mix with it at first - the green is such a stand out shade. But since one of leopard's main colors is black, I figured it was good match to the little black bows.

If you're not a fashion blogger or are timid about wearing stripes, florals, leopard & polka dots at the same time, this is a perfect way to mix prints within your everyday wardrobe. It helps if your prints have a color in common, but I don't think that always has to be the case. And if you want to start small try my idea above like your shoes with pants or a top and patterned heels. I do recommend keeping the rest of your look simple - you want your prints to take center stage, right? Really, your possibilities are endless and as long as you're feeling confident, people will dig your look. 

I'm also trying to beat the cold L.A. weather with this bright coral clutch that I just received from GiGi New York. They're about to launch their spring collection FULL of colors like mint and sunshine yellow. This pinkish-orange hue is my favorite of the bunch. A bold bag is my idea of the perfect accessory. It's super easy & something anyone can do. Make sure you check out the full line when GiGi launches it in mid-February.

So what do you think? Have you tried mixing prints lately? I want some more ideas for these pants so I'm open to suggestions! Oh and if you want to see who my inspiration is for mixed patterns, check out Bethany from B Soup. She's not afraid of a challenge that one. ;) Happy Wednesday! xo

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29 comments:

  1. Those bow tie pants are super cute! I like how you say cold weather in L.A. haha! Come over to NYC and check out our version of cold weather ;)

    xo

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    1. haha I know - I'm such a baby!! :)

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  2. LOVE those sunnies! Great look, I just did a post wearing my fancy pants too, http://bit.ly/UJVQHD :) P.S. how was gangster squad?? I've been dying to see it!

    xo,
    Katherine

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  3. Love those pants!! Great combination! :)

    xoxo
    Melanie

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  4. Super cute bow pants and mixed patterns with leopard. Love this! Green and leopard look so rich together.

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  5. I love these pants! I also love the flower on your shirt. It's a great touch!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  6. Love this otufit! You rocked the challenge lady! And the bow pants? Seriously? So cute!! Thanks for linking up again!

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  7. I love how you styled this outfit! Especially love the touch of the leopard print shoes...perfection!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  8. Love this look!! I was dying over it earlier when you instagramed it! Fabulous! Love mixed prints!! - Tiffany
    http://www.tiffanystyleblog.com/

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  9. So cute Nikki! You rocked the leopard and bows.. and coral! Oh my! ;) Love it girlie!

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  10. love the green pants jcrew, and the sleepers, I've a similar pair!!!

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  11. Really fun outfit! I like the different patterns :) xo

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  12. Yes!! love all the print and color mixing!
    xo
    http://littletoomch.blogspot.com

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  13. I do love these bow printed slacks... and your ombre hair is amazing!
    xo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.blogspot.com/

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  14. I was wondering how those pants would look on someone. They're fab!

    (If you're interested, I'm giving away a Stella Valle necklace. Details here.)

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  15. I'm so intrigued by pattern mixing! thanks for stopping by our blog and checking out my attempt =) I feel like it's one of the most ballsy things someone can do with fashion and I hope to incorporate it a lot more in my outfits. you're the perfect example here of wearing it confidently and making me believe it works!

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    1. OMG! Such a SWEET comment! Thank you so much :) xo

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  16. Cute outfit! I love your pants! Have a good weekend!


    Carissa
    Lillies & Silk

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  17. You have some great tips in this post. I'm super timid when it comes to fashion, mostly because I have no idea what I'm doing! Blogs like yours are SLOWLY teaching me to break some rules and have some fun. Excellent post... clicked to follow; I'm sure that I will have fun going through your old posts! Make it a great weekend! Jules

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  18. New follower from the Friday blog hop!!!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style! So pretty. I wish I could rock pants like those!!

    Jessica

    www.littlemapleleaf.blogspot.com

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  19. great outfit, love your pants! ♥

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  20. I love that you explained the best basic way to mix prints! So many people don't know how and i love your simple explanation.

    Looking great!

    xx
    Emily
    TheStylist LA
    www.stylistla.com

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  21. oh those pants are adorable and you are rocking them. Thanks for joining in with Wardrobe Weds :o)

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  22. Love your hair in these!! (Wait, your hair always looks fab!;)
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  23. who would have thought bows and leopard go so well together! love the clutch too, it all goes together so well without being matchy matchy

    xo
    www.fitfashionista.com

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  24. BOW PANTS?! I need those in my life! I love how leopard shoes are somewhat of a neutral now - they tie the outfit together so well :)

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  25. I love this look on you. From the bright pants to those awesome sunnies and perfectly matched accessories! So chic as usual!!! Love it girl!

    xx

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  26. You find the best sales. The Kelly green color of those pants is so pretty! And I always love me some leopard!

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