Mixed prints, sporty with sophisticated, edgy with feminine—unexpected pairings make for the most memorable outfit moments. Here’s Fashion Fabrics Club’s roundup of looks that break the rules in all the right ways.
Cozy Sweater & Pencil Skirt
Take your favorite oversized, chunky sweater and pair it with a sleek, tailored pencil skirt for a look that’s buttoned up enough to be office appropriate (with tailored flats) but still feels relaxed enough for everyday wear (when paired with fresh sneakers).
Stripes & Spots
If you’re new to mixing prints, stripes and animal print is a failsafe pairing you can count on. You can break it up a bit like this look here, putting a solid color in the mix as a buffer between the two prints.
Sundress Dress & Combat Boots
This is the perfect in-between season look, combining elements from summer and fall all into one unexpected ensemble. Take a little chiffon sundress, toss a bomber jacket over the top and pair it up with a fresh pair of combat boots.
Leather Skirt & T-Shirt
A leather skirt gives off an edgy, fierce look that’s perfect for after dark, but you can transform it into a cool everyday piece with the right pairing: a cool graphic T-shirt, denim jacket and sneakers.
Buffalo Check & Glam
Buffalo check is an easy go-to in the fall and winter months, an easy and cozy partner with all things denim. To shake things up a bit, pair it with glamorous extras like a faux fur vest, cute skirt, and statement necklace and suddenly it takes on a whole new attitude.