I’ve always loved the idea of the trend of layering a dress over pants, but worried that it would look awkward, or too hard to pull off. However, when it comes to fashion, trying new trends is a must! It’s the perfect way of having a little fun with fashion. Some trends you test out and you you hate, and some trends, you simply fall in love. For me, the dress over pants combo is amazing!
I love that the floral pattern is not all over the entire pants but only climbs up on the sides. For some, floral prints, especially on pants may seem a tad risky, but these pants provides the perfect amount of compromise.
When it comes to styling your floral pants go for a solid colored blouse, letting your pretty prints do all the fashion work for you. Here, I paired these floral pants with this olive colored lace blouse that was also thrifted from a Goodwill in San Diego for a mere $2. The color is a perfect match to the olive colors in the floral pattern on the pants ensuring a beautifully blended look.
Topping off the look is always some killer shoes. Here, I capitalized on the beautiful blue color in the floral pattern and went with these awesome Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal cobalt blue suede pumps. These pumps retail at $68. As you may already know, I did not pay close to that amount. I bought them for $17 from Buffalo Exchange. You know that feeling that occurs when you slip on a pair of shoes that fit you like a glove, and then, you look at the price! Yes, that is the satisfaction of a great thrifting experience.
Last but not least in topping off this outfit is this awesome blue clutch. I got this clutch from It’s A Wrap in Los Angeles. It’s A Wrap offers the general public the opportunity to purchase actual wardrobe and props from movie and TV sets, for sale in 2 huge retail stores, on their website and in auction. I visited the store a few months back with some other awesome thrifting divas and I walked away with some cool pieces at great prices. One such piece, is this cute blue clutch for $8.
Welcome back to the Thrift Sisters Link Up! This week, Keren of Two Stylish Kays and I are styling dress pants. Please check out this her awesome look on her blog as she styles her checkered dress pants. I opted a very casual pants for the styling. When she and I decided to showcase dress pants, I realized I didn’t really own a lot of true dress pants. I wear a military uniform everyday for work, and really don’t own that many work dress pants. However, who says that dress pants must only be conservative. Besides, I dress conservative five days a week, so why not be able to step out on the weekends.
I know everyone is drooling over the fall weather around the country. However, in sunny San Diego, we are actually going through a heat wave, with temperatures running in the 90’s these days. Thus, I am featuring this very “summery” outfit this week. I found these super funky blue and white H&M pants at AMVETS here in San Diego for only $2.00. I love the color, the pattern, and the tapering at the bottom.
This is definitely a print mixing outfit here. I styled these printed pants with a printed shirt. I have used this shirt to show off print mixing before, here. I purchased this shirt from one of my absolute favorite consignment stores in San Diego, Buffalo Exhange. This is a BCBG Generation shirt that I got for $8.00.
I paired this outfit with these blue and white Aldos pumps which I thrifted from the United Cerebral Palsy thrift store for $4.99. A simple necklace, thrifted from Good Hope Thrift for $2.00 and earrings for $1.00, my completed outfit.
Now, let’s jump into our Thrift Sisters link up! Keren and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, encouraging you all to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up. We are very appreciative of those who took time out to link up their great thrifted items.This week’s featured Thrift Sister is this diva from Finding Her Niche. Loving how she styled a thrifted dress as a trench coat. Now that is genius, and super fly! Check out her blog for even more stylish outfits.
Now it’s your turn to join us this week. Please link up your favorite thrifted or thrifty priced item. Here are the rules. Go ahead and link away for a chance to be featured as our next Thrift Sister!