Full Bloom :: floral skirt + stripes

Thursday, April 23, 2015

I was really looking forward to styling this statement skirt for spring. You may remember seeing it here when I wore it in winter, but for this look I decided to play with pattern and do a stripe + floral mix. I think the result is bold, flirty, and flowery enough to make the trees behind me jealous. This spring, dare to go full bloom ahead! 
This is just one of those skirts. You know the ones. The ones that make you feel your best, the ones you get endless compliments on, and the ones you can't wait to style and wear again and again. I love the fit, the print, and how easily it can transition from season to season while looking great next to so many pieces that I already own. 
Playing off the white in my sweater, I love how this necklace blends in while still standing out. Its quiet elegance completes my look. 
This slightly cropped sweater is a new favorite. It's just long enough to comfortably wear with high-waisted jeans yet short enough to wear with skirts. And how classic is this bold striped print? I can't get enough!
My mom and I love to shop. We especially love shopping together and that applies to both online shopping and in-store shopping. But sometimes it's online where you can find the best deals. That's where these amazing sandals come in. Late one night we were perusing the web when we came across these shoes from Vince Camuto's Signature collection. Originally worth $250, we were able to score them for $49 from Neiman Marcus Last Call! Can you even believe it? And THAT is the story of how these beauties became my graduation heels. 
How great is this lip shade for spring? It's called Kiss It and I just love how the electrifying pink hue gives a new life to all my springy outfits. 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[top: Ann Taylor, skirt: Gap, heels: Vince Camuto Signature collection, necklace: Nordstrom, leather bracelet: Michael Dawkins, bangle: Ann Taylor]

Mixing prints doesn't have to be limited to fashion risk-takers. Some consider it an art but I like to think of it as a style strategy that anyone can master. My number one favorite pairing for spring is floral & stripes (obviously), and for this look I made sure to keep one piece neutral (sweater) while letting the other do all the talking (skirt). Keep your color palette similar and allow one piece to standout. Easy peasy! 
SHOP ::


69 comments:

  1. This is such an adorable look!
    I love your vibrant skirt<3
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  2. How cute is this look! The trees must be certainly jealous of your skirt!
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  3. amazin bright outfit, sweety))) like print on skirt))) perfect lipstic!!!)) xoxo

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  4. Nice pictures girl! Love the skirt it looks great on you.

    kisses
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  5. Zjawiskowo wyglądasz :)) <33
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  6. Wonderful look kiss

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  7. Great post, you have a very nice blog! :D

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  8. I adore the mixed patterns here. You look lovely.
    Rachel xo

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  9. Perfect post. I'm like it a lot. Thanks a lot for visiting and for such a nice comment. Keep in touch, pls. :*
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  10. Wonderful floral + stripes match!

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  11. I love that you paired floral and stripes! Such a bold, beautiful outfit.

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  12. One of my favorite things about coming to your blog is about how passionate you are about fashion and you tell the world and I love that! You look amazing! The print mix is so stunning, very unexpected but it works so perfectly together! The necklace is great and I do agree it completes your look! Great shoes and I seriously can't believe they were only $49! I love to hear great shopping stories like that!

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  13. So chic and lovely - you are absolutely adorable xx Mary

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  14. You look like a pretty spring flower, dear! So lively and simply charming;) I must say, those photographs turned out so great;)
    Wish you a wonderful day ahead!

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  15. You look the best in this kind of look - fresh, young and very girly!

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  16. Flowers and stripes - not a combo I would have thought of, but it looks absolutely lovely on you! I adore the contrast and that floral print is simply stunning!!

    Happy Friday!
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  17. OMG this skirt is beautiful, you look absolutely amazing. I love your style :)

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  18. You can never go wrong with a stripes and floral combo! I agree, shopping with mom is the best! I get to go shopping with my mom and sister this weekend :)

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  19. I love stripes and florals together. And that Kiss Iy lip color is AWESOME. I wish I could wear a color like this.

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  20. Great combo, I love stripes and your floral skirt is wonderful!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  21. This is by far one of my favorite outfits from you Kathleen! I adore the skirt so much and so great with the black and white top.. makes the skirt pop even more :) And omg.. need those shoes in my life.. I've been looking for that style of shoes.. so gorgeous!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  22. I love the print of the skirt! You look fabulous dear!

    xx
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  23. Gorgeous look girl! I just saw a similar skirt in Target and thought this was the one. Love the stripes and flowers combo... Plus those shoes are perfect for so many outfits

    Happy Medley

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  24. So chic

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  25. Omg you look marvelous Kat! Love the mix of prints. Stripes and floral print is an amazing combo <3

    xx

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  26. beautiful blog! maybe we can follow each other on blogspot, bloglovin and lookbook?

    welcome :)

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  27. Stripes and floral are two of my faves! And I love them together :)
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  28. Aw this is such a cute blog! Love the shoes!:)

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  29. Great outfit, really like this skirt!! Nice mix of pattern!

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  30. lovely skirt very chic!
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  31. You look so pretty !
    I'm in love with this look.
    I'm a new follower.
    xoxo,

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  32. The skirt is beautiful and the color looks lovely on you and OMG those sandals were a steal! Great Outfit!

    xx
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  33. Ver y ni e great post

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  34. Beautiful photos & outfit!
    You have a great blog!
    Would you like us to follow eachother on GFC and keep in touch?
    Have a lovely weekend!
    xo from Italy,
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  35. Stunning spring look, this skirt is everything. <333
    Have a nice Sunday...

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  36. You look stunning my dear, love all the color combo!

    xoxo
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  37. Very cute, you really rocked the clashing prints!!!

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  38. Love prints combo!
    Heels are amazing!

    Arrow

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  39. so beautiful, i love the combination that you meke,
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  40. I love this colorful look
    kisse

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  41. Wow!

    Very nice Post! Thanks!

    And you have very nice Pics!

    I follow you on GFC, maybe you follow me back? ;o)

    Have a nice Day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  42. That skirt is so cute! Love that you matched it with your lipstick!

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  43. Hi Kat,
    this mix and match looks wonderful on you.
    I love your skirt.
    Kisses
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  44. Love your Outfit!
    Maybe we can follow each other to stay in touch? :)
    Leave me a comment!
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  45. Love the color combo and your stripes sweater!
    xx
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  46. Yes, spring is great to go crazy with floral print! It's all about taking risks- mixing prints can be a real success and you totally win on this one :) xx Maja
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  47. you look nice i like this skirt :D

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  48. you are so beautiful, i love your outfit and your blog.
    i followed you dear, please follow back.
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    Thank you

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  49. Floral and stripes is one of my favorite combos! I love this look on you Kat!

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  50. Hi sweetie! What a beautiful look!!! Very springy!! Love the way you combined the floral skirt!! Amazing! kisses!

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  51. Wow, was für ein toller und frühlingshafter Look, dein Outfit ist einfach wundervoll!

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  52. You look so wonderful! What a flirty yet chic look; "full bloom" is also such a wonderful name for this outfit! Ahhh, I'm looking forward to the day I'll be daring enough to mix prints and pull them off like you do!

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  53. Stripes and florals is one of my favourite combinations. I must wear it again soon.

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  54. I love this outfit, especially the skirt. You look beautiful, too! :)

    xx
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  55. Have a nice Monday. ^^
    New outfit is online...

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  56. Thank you so much for your support!
    I just followed you back on GFC! We'll be in touch :-)
    Have a great week ahead!
    Greetings from Italy,
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  57. those shoes are for sure a great purchase.
    you look lovely

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  58. We have agreed mixing prints! Also combine stripes and flowers in my last look, I liked your elegant and sophisticated proposal, kisses!

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  59. That is a great skirt! Love it with the striped sweater!
    xx
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  60. Such a cute skirt, I love it! x

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  61. this outfit is cuuuute!!! xx lovejoystyles.com

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  62. so in love with the florals and stripes combination!! so chic!

    have a great week!
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  63. The striped top looks really cute with the floral skirt! Also, your shoes!!!! I absolutely love them!

    Jackie
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