Window Pane Plaid- Wardrobe Update

I spend a lot of time flipping through magazines or looking through fashion feeds online. It keeps me on my toes for the upcoming seasons (especially when following those season-less bloggers in LA) and reminds me to keep things fresh (fashion bloggers in Europe always seem to be at least a year ahead).

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Since not everyone else has the time to do the same, I figure I should share my trend forecasts for Spring and Summer 2015! I also want to thank Dietch PR for introducing me to 12Ten Official who updated my closet with this fabulous top!

Check it ladies- two musts haves- either keep these pieces in your closet or start the hunt for something new!

1. Window Pane plaid the pattern

2. the return of Camel the color

Since I’ve happened to pair both of these trends into this one outfit, I’ll start with what I’m wearing and chat a bit about how to mix these two trends into your own wardrobe!

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Here I’ve paired a tennis style skirt with a Window Pane Plaid top by 12Ten. I layered this up with a straight lined cardigan in black and then threw on my platform boots to balance the pop of black in the shirt. The trick to mixing patterns and different colors is to pull the eye across the outfit with the same theme (or similar) throughout.

I JUST ordered a couple more tops with this window pane plaid, because I love how preppy the monochrome looks. I even like this pattern in other colors- especially pastel for summer, but I have yet to track down my own pieces! You can wear this top tucked in with an A-line skirt as I’ve done here, or you could wear it with black skinnies, torn denim or side tucked with a pencil.

The camel skirt is fun and playful, but the color rings sophistication. This color seriously always takes me back to the movies I grew up on- set in the 70’s or 80’s where this color reigned for at least a decade. We are not only seeing in jackets and coats, however. So don’t be afraid to try a skirt, top or even booties in this color.

As you guys know, I will throw on a hat with nearly EVERYTHING! So, I took  the liberty and voilá!  This is my favorite hat at the moment. A panama style fedora in a really versatile color.

SHOP THIS LOOK: 12Ten Knit Shirt, Forever21 Tennis Skirt (similar at Yoox), H&M platform booties, Forever21 Necklace and Cardigan, Ecote Panama Hat


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