checkmate.

2nd April 2013

check and mate:
window pane prints and black&white are both killer
trends this season, and today i take on both!


remember when the peplums hit it big last spring? well they are so flattering that i think they’re here to stay! so today, i mixed some of last years trends to keep with this spring’s it people pleasing prints: stripes & window panes! 
no pane no gain! move over menswear, this print is no longer just for the boys! this spring is all about stepping out in bold black & white patterns like the show stopping window pane print. the key is to go graphic (think contrast colors or a shocking hue) to keep your look current & hip! Also try breaking up your print with a pop of color!
&& get the most out of a trend, invest in one trendy piece && play to its versatility! this pencil skirt is actually a straight up & down shirtsleeve dress! pair a peplum over it or a slouchy sweater to make a peplum, or try the dress tucked into a skirt to make a top! looking for something less daring? layer a blouse underneath or a cardigan over the top so you can rewear your trendy piece in new ways!
coat: forever 21 (i’m obsessing over this one) // top: h&m // dress worn as skirt: kate spade (its on sale!)  shoes: john fluevog (my all time favorite heel) // belt: kate spade (sale!) // handbag: kate spade // arm party: idioms // rings: kate spade // wire wrap (currently giving one of these away on the blog) // necklace: kate spade // statement pealrs // sunnies: miu miu 
now you can view all my past outfits in one location:

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