In a sea of leggings and tennis shoes, unisex T-shirts and infinity scarves with Sperry Top-Siders, it is refreshing to stumble upon someone who dresses up for class. Writing for CollegeFashionista has taught me to recognize those who put in effort while attending classes. This Fashionista completely made my day when I saw her floral pants, mustard sweater and geometric necklace. Her creative way to mix patterns and textures works with her body, not against it as many people think.
Floral bottoms, whether they are shorts or pants, are often thought of as only a spring and summer item. This fall we have seen floral pants burst onto the scene in jeans and slacks, ranging from dressy to casual. For those of you who are afraid of patterns, try and look for a darker, more subtle print. This Fashionista’s pants were so subtle that when far away the print wasn’t visible, making them versatile and a subtle statement.
For the top of her outfit she paired a chunky mustard sweater with a structured top underneath to layer and stay warm. The structured shirt helps the whole outfit pop with its subtle stripe and more formal style. The use of the subtle stripe top with the mustard sweater is perfect with the flora pants. All of these patterns work together to build a great outfit without any elements competing for attention. All are showcased in a beautiful way, each with their own deserving spotlight.
When I first saw floral pants were big this season I was hesitant. I thought that it meant jeans with pink roses on them and not at all the sophisticated prints that are available now. With the cooler temperatures this is the best time to layer up and play with your wardrobe.