I'm a new reader and instant fan of your blog :). I have a suggestion for a style challenge I'd like to see on your blog! Liberty prints are all over this spring, and while I love them as a print, I just can't seem to figure out how to style them so they don't look too sweet. Your style has such an edge I think you would know how to do it.
Cortney – I totally get this. Liberty prints are pretty fabulous, but can easily skew too preppy or sweet. So….challenge accepted! Keep reading for how I'm styling liberty prints this season….
Mix It Up
I love Liberty florals mixed with other prints (stripes are the easiest). The pattern mixing keeps the vibe funky and eclectic, rather than straight-up preppy. Bright sunnies also help.
This outfit is simple, but the faded skinnies and sneakers lend a tomboy vibe to preppy florals. Oddly enough, this one was my husband's favorite.
Toughen It Up
Liberty prints are a natural pairing for anything moto or rocker inspired. Think faux-leather, coated denim, moto jackets or boots. I can't get enough of this preppy-goes-bad-@ss vibe.
Incidentally, this is what I wore last Friday night. I've started this thing where every Friday night I put on a Big Girl Outfit – including heels!! – because VOILA! It's Friday! And I never really get to wear heels. So even Fridays where we're just hanging out at home (grilling if we're lucky), in and amongst the mess…I'm all dressed to the nines. Yup: the neighbors think I'm nuts.
But I'm totally OK with that.
Does anyone else do this? I realize that it's only one small step away from the 50's housewife, "brush your hair and put on lipstick before your husband comes home"…but man. It makes Friday nights feel like a party.
Anyway….Cortney, I hope this helped!! Is anyone else rocking the Liberty prints this Spring? Any other tips for Cortney?