Gap Scarf (Thrifted) | Zara Blazer (Thrifted) | Cropped Sweater (Thrifted) (similar)
Marshall’s Pleated Skirt (similar) | (AUS) K-Mart Heels | Mirina Collections Necklace
Hi babes! I’m thinking I have a new favorite look on NC4OT! This little number right here! I love the playfulness of it! It’s just like mixing business with pleasure! Bossy in my blazer, but colorful in my neon headscarf, rose pink hair, and cool, mixed prints. This look does remind me of my last patterned blazer combo. Check out that post for more bossy-badass inspiration!
Otherwise, you should know I’m living up to my “promise” in 9 Extraordinary Staples for a Better Outfit! I’m definitely adding more patterned blazers to my collection! And if you haven’t added some patterned blazers to your wardrobe by now, please do! Read Extraordinary Staples to find out why you should!
This patterned blazer is definitely a steal from the thrift store down the block! You know Zara items can be pricey! I’m not sure why anyone would give up this palm tree badboy! And in such perfect quality too? I’m definitely going to find use for her this fall! The print is just too good to ignore.
About the rest of this outfit?
This leopard scarf is now the 4th leopard scarf within my scarf collection, two of which are this same exact bright neon green. You would have noticed the other one in Running Errands. I just can’t help myself. I’m addicted. Whenever I come across scarves in thrift stores, they always happen to be leopard print! Lol. Anyway, I’m on the hunt for more scarves this fall – the added convenience of not having to do my hair in the morning!
My cropped mock neck sweater was a cheap purchase from an Australian flea market, under $10 cheap. And I’ve paired it with this chunky necklace I styled previously on NC4OT.
My pleated pleather skirt was another cheap buy from Marshall’s! $10 once again. And I finish the look with static black and white heels, another cheap find. I really need to hit up Target and other such retailers for cheap heels. K-mart is pretty rare in New York, but Target’s always easy to find!
Loves, this outfit was so fun to create! I love all the colors and mix of prints! But if there’s one BIG tip I’d leave you with, it’s this. ◊ Tip: When mixing prints, patterns with common themes can make your job easier! If you consider this theme to be jungle/tropical, it’s not uncommon to find a leopard print amongst palm trees. In a sense, the two prints tie into a central theme! THAT’S what makes mixing these prints work! PLUS it helps that the prints are of the same color family if not the same color! Mixing patterns are always easier with a common color! That’s all folks! Stay tuned for this week’s upcoming YouTube videos!
Check out how I blend my lace front wigs and my review of this actual wig, Freetress Cameron.
Until next time!