Stripes with Brights for Sveta (with bonus pattern mix)

Sveta challenged me to try out the striped skirt with some coloured tops or toppers (I was playing it too safe with neutrals). 

I don't have many options. But here they are. 

#1: with cobalt silk tunic. i don't think the "grin" was as noticeable IRL as with the flash. 

#2: with fuchsia knit jacket and silk shell. 

#3: with fuchsia silk blouse and bright accents. 

#4: bonus neutral pattern mix attempt. 

Are any of these wearable, do you think? 

P.S. Wore the skirt with the peplum today and black pointy toed flats, plus white jean jacket. Happiness factor through the roof! 

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  • peekaboo replied 7 years ago

    I like #1!  I have the same skirt and wore it with a cobalt blue top, but it wasn't as drapey as yours so I don't think it worked as well.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    I think they all look great, but my favs are #1 and #3.

  • Peri replied 7 years ago

    I like them all...but not quite as much as the other post pictures. They are still 9s though, it's just that the other pictures were 10s.

  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Brights definitely work! Thank you for humoring me! :-)
    I also quite like the subtle pattern mix. I think it all works depending on which mood you want to create. 

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    I like #2. 

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    I like #1 and #2.  #2 is my favorite here, I really like the proportions with the shorter jacket and the tucked in top.

  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    Ooh - love them all - but my favorites are #1 and #2!

  • donnat replied 7 years ago

    I like #1 the best

  • pastrygirl replied 7 years ago

    I'm blazer-crazy, so I love #2! All the color combos are great. I would even check Pinterest for pins with striped tees and see what combos you find. Since you're keeping the skirt as a summer you have any shades of yellow?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Since I'm a lover of all things black and white, I adored those combinations. But I also adore 1, 2 and 3. These are great outfits. Although I like the idea of the pattern mixing, something seems a little off to my eye in terms of the softness of the jacket's pattern and palette paired with the crispness of the skirt's graphic pattern, if that makes any sense.

    These tube skirts were made for you Suz!

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    I quite like the pattern mix too. The shades are softer and unexpected but I am really enjoying the juxtaposition.

    Of the rest I like #1 best in the proportions.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, all. 

    Shannon, I tend to agree with you about that pattern mix. The off-white of the jacket is a cool greyed white. The off-white of the skirt is a warmer ivory. That might be part of the trouble. But it was fun to try it out. I wanted to see if the picture looked the same as the mirror view. 

    Pastrygirl, thank you. Good idea to check out rugby striped tee pins for inspiration. I don't own yellow because it looks horrible on me. So that won't be happening. But that would look great on someone else! 

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    I liked your neutral tops but think these work too. My favorites are 2-3. The different shades of off-white in the pattern mix look sophisticated to my eye and more interesting than matchy..

  • Mona replied 7 years ago

    Yes, the bold stripes of skirt work great with bright coloured tops. This skirt will be a true workhorse for you.

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    Love them all! My personal fave is pic 1.

  • Marley replied 7 years ago

    # 2 - ahhhhh, I die!  Just perfect!

  • In My Joi replied 7 years ago

    I LOVE the stripe pattern skirt; I vote for option 3

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    2 is my favorite here. Can you tuck or tie the cobalt top in 1? I think it's a bit long and the winking of the stripes muddies the graphic clean looks. 

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