Every now and then I think it’s important to do something or try something that you wouldn’t really consider to be very “you”, especially when it comes to style. I think branching out is important because those things you thought you never liked become your new favorites.
I can’t hide or deny that I love prints! Mixing them can be really fun, too and I find myself constantly drawn to new patterns and designs. For whatever reason, camo never resonated with me. I’ve seen a lot of great camo utility and bomber jacketsÂ in the print but nothing ever called out to me “you have to take me home”, you know? That is.. until I saw these shoes.
These camo oxfords are so anti-me I can’t even begin to tell you, but it was love at first sight when I saw them at the Vince Camuto store. I mean.. they’re a) flats b) camo and c) I said flats right? They may seem to be totally impractical to style with things, but I’ve been so surprised at how many ideas I’ve already had and ways I’ve already worn them to work. They pair well with black and white anything and can be dressed up in a girly way with skirts and dresses or down with blazers, cardigans and slouchy sweaters.
I think the fact that they’re way outside of my comfort zone makes me love them even more. They’re perfect for running around the city and bring out the new New Yorker in me! I also discovered this store, Comptoir de Cotoinnes, the weekend I was here accepting my job offer and this is my very last remnant Chicago outfit post, so a nostalgic one for sure! What are the styles or prints that you’ve shied away from and then fallen for?
SHOP THE POST
VEST: Topshop faux leather vest (similar) Â â€¢ Â TOP: Zara cowl neck faux leather sleeve topÂ (similar)Â Â â€¢ Â SKIRT: Comptoir de Cotoinnes black asymmetrical skirt Â â€¢ Â SHOES: Vince Camuto Nilee camo oxford shoes Â â€¢ Â SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban mirrored aviatorsÂ (viaÂ Ideel)Â â€¢ Â BRACELETS:Â J.Crew linked arrowhead braceletÂ c/o,Â BCBG boho stone cuffÂ c/o,Â BCBG beaded braceletÂ â€¢ Â BAG:Â Alexander Wang Rocco duffle
Photos by Blair Culwell
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Love this look! Super cute. It’s good to try new things!
Totally agree Marilyn! :)
absolutely love this!
Thanks Meghan! :) those pants in your post yesterday are so cute!
I’m happy that these shoes make you so happy. And I can imagine they mix well with lots of neutrals. I went out of my comfort zone recently too. Bought some yellow jeans….have never owned anything yellow before…. and I’m totally surprised how much I love them. They are perfect for the rapidly approaching Spring down here in Australia.
Atta girl Deb! Yellow is a fun color.. I’m the same I shy away from it. Hope you’re enjoying Spring! That’s so crazy, I always forget the seasons are so different
Very cute!! I like how to mixed the flats with a LBD!! And yes, it is smart to mix up and try a style that is totally not you!
Thanks Sarah! :)
I love the lines of the skirt!!
Thanks Chottie! I do too.. sold me on it :)