How often do you wear pattern? I almost never do. I start each season with a fresh sense of resolve, a determination to inject new life into my wardrobe of . Yet every trip to the store convinces me that the abstract graphics, wild roses, and crazy cut-outs ruling the runways simply aren't for me. I leave the fitting room feeling like an upholstery DIY gone horribly wrong.
When Target asked me to create outfits inspired by the summer's top trends, I knew the time had come for me to bite the pattern bullet. Somewhere, somehow, there must be wearable options for the many print-phobes such as myself—and gosh darn it, I was bound and determined to find them! These floral printed skinny jeans fit the bill perfectly. The tone-on-tone camo effect is well within my comfort level, but the slim, cropped fit feels fun and a little sassy too.
To keep the spotlight on the jeans, I paired them with a boxy white tee I scored in the boys' department. Cork wedges and a braided belt added even more interest without pushing the outfit into overdrive. I've since worn these with a chunky knit sweater too, and the texture provided a brilliant contrast to the pattern. Walking on the wild side here, kids!
Images: Thank you do Danielle of The Why We Love Photography for shooting these photos! And thanks to Rachel Delahoussaye for doing my makeup. We had such a fun girls' day! For more pics and info on the film and cameras we used, head to The Why We Love blog.