I bought this skirt from the J Crew Factory store this summer. At first glace, I figured I would wear it with a plain white blouse or plain orange blouse. The beauty of blogging, however, is that it forces you to step outside of your comfort zone when getting dressed. Although I do love how this skirt looks with a crisp white button down and a statement necklace, I was feeling a little more "fun" when I got dressed today.
So, I decided to do some pattern mixing. The stripes and paisley work here because they share a common color pallet. They also work because the skirt is a smaller print while the sweater is a larger print. (By the way this is the most perfect light-weight sweater ever created by Express.) I really love how the two look together. It is definitely a visually appealing outfit! I think this skirt would also look good good paired with some gingham :)
// Express scarf / Express sweater / J Crew Factory skirt / Forever 21 bracelet / Steve Madden shoes via DSW //
PS. Pockets in a skirt?! Hello, skirt I love you.