Silk print top, pants, mock turtleneck: INC. Shoes: Nina. Belt: gifted.
A little print, a little color, and a little bling (i.e. the belt clasp!) – so many of my favorite things! This shirt is quite loose and blousy, so I generally tuck it in to a pencil skirt or layer it under a dress – but I found out today that clearly a belt does the trick too!
A bold pattern, such as this top I am wearing, can sometimes overwhelm people. Everyone is different, and it really depends on your features as well as the material, color, and size of the pattern you are wearing.
My tip to knowing how to work a bold print is to use a full length mirror – look away, and then look back at yourself quickly. What do you notice first? Do you see yourself or do you only see your clothes? If you only notice what you’re wearing, then the print is probably overkill for you. If this is the case, try a smaller pattern, different color, or layer something over it (blazer, jean jacket, etc…) to break up the print.