Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lovely Leopard


I've had this sweater for years and it is one of my favorite pattern pieces. I definitely tend to gravitate towards solids, so I've been trying to step out of my fashion comfort zone and wear different patterns and mix and match patterns that I never would've put together. That's one of my favorite aspects of being part of the personal style blogosphere...I get so much inspiration from everyone! I love to see what others put together and how I can reinvent it to work for myself with what I've got in my own closet. There are endless combinations in my closet and I just need to learn how to harness all of the potential and make it work for me:)

I did a bunch of things with this outfit that I normally wouldn't have done. I wore a black undershirt and hat with a brown corduroy skirt. The only reason that I think that it actually works is because the leopard print cardigan has both black and brown tones in it. I am really breaking the rules...go me! The sweater also has these fun plastic gems sewn really makes the cardi a bit fancier and also eliminates the need for a necklace or any other accessory.  I opted for brown tights and since there is still a foot of snow on the ground here I wore my UGGs to keep my toes toasty:)


Sweater: Marshall's (Kenar)

Undershirt: Elzee

Skirt: J.CREW

Tights: Century 21 (Hue)

Hat: H&M

Shoes: UGG

What do you do to break the rules or step outside your normal comfort zone??


Chaviva said...

I've purchased a whole bunch of flower print buttondowns. OY!

Mrs. Marcus said...

Looks cute. Reading blogs and blogging has really helped me to see that some of my rules don't make sense. Before blogging I never wore brown and black together, now I'm much more comfortable doing that.

Meow & Mwah

Suzette said...

I wear shoes that don't necessarily match ON PURPOSE so they'll stand out more! For example, I have a blue/white narrow-striped blouse that I wear with a gray skirt... and instead of going with a safe gray or black pair of shoes, I bust out purple!!

Also, when you go moderate on the colors, you can afford to go crazy with the jewelry! If I wear a lot of black or gray, I go wild on the colored necklaces and bracelets.

Modestly Fashioned said...

@chaviva - the one i saw looked great on you! cant wait to see the rest:)

@mrs.marcus - me too! getting inspiration from other peoples blogs has opened my eyes and caused me to experiment more and learn that its okay to break the rules:)

@suzette - sounds fabulous! yeah sometimes i wear a muted outfit just so i can go crazy with accessories:)