Scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, I could't help but notice a rather fetching image of someone in what appeared to be mismatched but rather fetching outfit consisting of a print shirt and culotte in a modern interpretation of fabric my mother would have worn but quite differently in the 60's.
This egged me on to further research this look.
Being a great fan of eclectic mismatched fashion, I could't help but notice how chic and modern this new interpretation was.
Even more astounding was that a print pattern I always associated with traditional African wrapper style was now being given a new identity, which was anything but ethnic.
Not that ethnic is not a good look.
Ethnic clothes have their place, to be cherished and worn in the right context.
If I am totally honest as a second generation Immigrant, traditional clothes do not routinely come first to mind when thinking high end mainstream fashion.
Hence this ability to successfully design pieces which blend seamlessly into mainstream high end fashion, while retaining the core originality in an unadulterated way is one that must be applauded.
Worn matched or mismatched to ones taste, this just totally works in the most fantastic chic way..
Definitely not one for the conformist.
What says individual style more ? Oooo la la.....
Is this concept new? Totally not, but does it work this time around ? A grand resounding yes, yes yes yes.
Another fantastic fact about this trend is that it works for all seasons.
As prints come in a variation of shades of the color wheel and can be interpreted using various fabrics.
Whats not to love? As an offspring of multiple generations of women who have worn prints 365 days a year, do I think this is a passing trend? Another resounding no.
I may be slightly obsessed with prints, but a girl has got to be obsessed with one thing or the other, and mine currently is color glorious color ...
I am wearing my LadoubleJ dress, styled with my vintage earrings and bucket bag.
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