In putting together this outfit I started with ... well, with the black patterned stockings.
The necklace is my own design.
I don't remember if I have ever worn patterned stockings.
But one of these days I found myself in a store in front of a long shelf of patterned tights, and this was the moment when I decided that I want to give a try to this whimsical piece of clothing.
And I decided that I want to incorporate this fun piece into a more serious-looking type of outfit.
In other words I decided, once again, to play with the opposites.
So, here is what I did.
I combined the floral patterned stockings with more pattern on the upper part:
- wide horizontal stripes on the blouse,
- small plaid and checkered pattern on the jacket.
The black-grey-white color palette provides unity / keeps the mix of patterns from going out of control, while the different patterns in different sizes introduce variety within this unity.
I tied the loose blouse with a narrow knitted belt to give it a more structured feel that connects with the formal feel of the jacket.
Shoes & Accessories:
Black suede booties, a man's watch, and a long necklace of my own design complete the outfit.
The blue, jade green and red in the necklace introduce a hint of color.
The structured shape of the jacket, the man's watch, and my hair pulled back add seriousness to the outfit, while the loose blouse, the casual skirt with two front zipper pockets, and the necklace's large size, relaxed feeling relate with the stockings' whimsicality around which I built this outfit.
|My own necklace design|