Have you ever looked at a garment three different times and think it has no value, but there's something that just captures your imagination? I found this cute top (or maybe it found me) at a chic resale shop in Rochester, Michigan during my last visit to Troy.
This air-brushed, tie dye, oversized, obscure print (is it floral, is abstract?), must be a one of a kind top find did just that for me. The super soft fabric and ladies cut in this super print just kept me returning to the hanger from where it was displayed.
Upon research, the brand and designer is Marika Charles, a company from upstate New York that creates their own prints on natural fibers. Just the kind of brand RR loves to promote! So, it returned with me to our studio in Midlothian.
My next challenge was how to style it? Like our vintage items, I like to demonstrate how to style difficult prints like this one, but holding it up to our boutique closet I realized I had not planned for what to match this with.
The print alone is striking. But a great print, especially one of this size, would look even better framed with the right accessories. And its light weight natural fibers will breath nicely under the layers. On searching our fall collection, I tried several combinations but didn't give up. Something had to match.
After mixing colors of similar hue and fabrics of similar weights, I found a color combination I love! The Cabi Safari Jacket in sage green, a crepe blanket scarf in soft peach, and a bracelet in the same golden yellow popping out from the print and silver belt buckle closure for added texture.
When you come across a difficult print in your closet, don't give up mixing and matching fabrics, textures and even additional prints until you find a combination that pops for you!
Always shop your closet first, and Reckless Resale second!
Be reckless, wreck less.
Author: Gwen Bielicki
curvy girl stylist, Posh Ambassador, aging gracelessly
Alternative apparel for curvy girls with edges.
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