So yesterday I shared with you a number of items you could add to your wardrobe to work the perfect paisley print. Today I am going to share with you how I have worked it into my wardrobe.
Pretty Paisley – Weekender – I had the Fashion Mister take this pic back when I first started this blog. Unfortunately, it has taken me 3 months to get around to actually looking at the Paisley Print Trend! Anyway, I had purchased this paisley print top for $5 off the sale rack at Wal-Mart when I was in the US back in February. I loved the colours and the cut is really good for my figure, plus as it is made from t-shirt material, it is extremely comfortable! For this work look I have paired it with my pale turquoise Ralph Lauren linen pants (bought from the outlet store), a black shrug purchased at Target and a pair of black, open-toed wedges. I also wore my purple jade necklace and bangles and a pair of purple and green jade earrings that I bought in Hong Kong on our trip last October.
You know that I love mixing my more expensive designer pieces with my super bargains and I think that this look proves it can be done successfully.
Paisley Print-cess – That is probably as close as I’ll ever come to a princess so I am going with it! This look is based around the blue and yellow paisley tunic. It’s another discount buy from the February trip to the US. I can’t remember if I bought it at TJ Maxx or Ross but I’m pretty sure I spent less than $10 for it. I have styled it using a pair of Capri length grey leggings, black belt, silver jewelry, a pair of silver-grey beaded mules that I have had for nearly 10 years and my little silver leather clutch that I have had for over 10 years. Funny thing about this outfit is that the two most expensive items are the silver earrings and silver clutch ($75 and $70). Everything else combined cost less than $75 combined! Overall this is totally a bargain look, but it is nice enough to wear out on a date with the Fashion Mister or a double-date with friends.
Perfect Paisley – Working It! – I have had this grey and pink paisley print shirt for about 4 years and if I remember correctly it was from Target. I’m pretty sure you have seen it in the Gypsy Chic series. I have worked this paisley into a business look by styling it with a black wool pencil skirt (tailor-made in Hong Kong) and a grey vest purchased a few years ago from Target. You also see I have matched up my fantastic 40s style shoes, a cute little clutch and a bit of silver, purple and pink jewelry. Besides the beautiful colour combination what I love about this shirt would be the cuffs and the ruffled collar.
I do really love this shirt. In fact it is a couple of sizes too big for me which is why I now only wear it with the vest. by putting the fitted vest on, it camouflage the fact that the shirt would otherwise hang like a sack. Plus there is something rather cool about mixing the feminine shirt with the masculine vest.
These three items are the only pieces of the perfect paisley print that I own. However, I am not opposed to adding more!
Would you have styled any of these differently? I’m always open to suggestions.
- Is Paisley The New Leopard Print? (refinery29.com)
- Paisley Prints Get a Second Chance For Spring (fabsugar.com)
- Free-Spirited – Gypsy Look (astimegoesbuy.wordpress.com)
- Incredible India: Pretty Paisley (chasingyellowcabs.wordpress.com)
- Paint it Black and A Whiter Shade of Pale (astimegoesbuy.me)