Small Patterns | Big Statements

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Wearing: T Shirt Dress (Vintage) | Sundress (Free People) | Belt | Platforms

My favorite summer outfit is undoubtedly a sundress or tee shirt dress. they are loose, cool, easy to move around in, and super easy to style. Besides that you can buy them in a variety of materials or cuts to suit any occasion you may have.

Sometimes however, you leave a store without trying on a T shirt dress and when you go to style it, you realize it is too long to be a t shirt but much to short to comfortably sit as a dress. Another time, you may convince yourself that a cute frilly floral dress is not as see through as it looks, then no matter how beige your panties are, the dress remains as see through as a window. THEN those two almost glorious dresses sit and collect dust and waste space in your closet…UNTIL NOW. Today I layered my striped t shirt dress over a frilly floral sundress.

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Hold up! Flower pattern and stripes??? Hear me out people! The floral print is super small and delicate, more white with bursts of red and pink accents then clear floral, a small subtle floral print. Meanwhile, the loose fit of the top layer (the t shirt dress) has such narrow pinstripes that in the first picture it appears almost solid; the the secret to mixing patterns. Pick two small patterns with complimenting colors so they balance out.

To give my look shape I secured my waist with a western H belt and some iridescent platform sandals from one of my favorites, Jeffrey Campbell. (I have a funny story to share about these shoes; that will probably be up tomorrow!)

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Finally, just being the trendy gal I am, (sense the sarcasm) I slapped on some $5 drug store special reflective aviators. The blue/green reflective glasses in either round or aviator styles is however a huge trend this season.

With love,

Anna B

 

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