When it comes to fashion, there are definitely certain colors that I gravitate to over and over again (black and pink immediately come to mind). One color I typically hate wearing though is navy. It’s just so boring and plain and I hate how it feels like it’s draining my energy throughout the day. Surprisingly, I was instantly drawn to this dress on the rack. I think it’s the print- it breaks up the dark color and adds a little interest to the dress. When I received this navy and white striped blazer, I had to pair it with this printed dress. I love the pattern play and the stripes and print add enough interest to make even the dullest color fun to wear.
I think it’s fun to mix patterns although it can be tricky to get right. I’ve found the best way to make it work is to stick to the same color family and if you’re going to use a bold print, pair it with something a little more subtle. I think this pattern play works because both the dress and blazer are navy and white. The print on the dress is small enough that it doesn’t clash with the bold stripes on the blazer.
I am so happy that I took a chance on navy and picked up this dress. I’ve been wearing it every weekend since I got it. I love the slight fit and flare shape and it’s the perfect easy dress to wear while lounging around. The small details really make this dress for me- the ruffle at the waist and the tie at the neck. I’ve been wearing it so often that I’m debating picking it up in two more colors, and for the price, how could I resist?
I have a handful of blazers already but I like how this one really stands out. In addition to the bold stripes, I like how it has an open front that makes it feel a bit more casual. The ruched, rolled sleeves add a little more interest to a classic piece.
I’m not sure if this outfit has completely changed my stance on navy but next time I see a cute piece of clothing, I won’t automatically rule it out because it happens to be a dark blue. Especially if it has a fun pattern.
Striped Open Front Blazer: SheIn c/o, also love the patterned blazer here // Printed Dress with Ruffles: H&M // Sandals: SO, similar here // Sunglasses: The Row, similar here // Star Necklace: Gorjana, similar here // Lipstick: Tom Ford Michael // Nail Polish: Essie Cute as a Button
Do you like to mix your patterns?
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