Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quirky prints

I love skirts, I really do. And I love skirts even more if they are printed – quirky prints, is what I am talking about. 
I got this Geisha-printed yelllaaww skirt from Anthropologie; it was 100 bucks originally but when it went on sale, it was mine :) I never owned a quirky skirt before...before when I didn't know fashion blogs existed, when I didn't know to take fashion risks, when I didn’t know I could rock a printed skirt. Yeah, that’s the 'before' I am talking about :)
So back to present, with a fashion blog, with fashion risks and printed skirts neatly tucked in my wardrobe, I confidently say – Buy printed skirts, even better if it has a quirky print coz you ‘can’ rock it!

I love the cute little Geishas on the skirt, that its cotton (best fabric ever!) and that the skirt has pockets (yay!) The first time I wore this skirt was on our annual anniversary vacay to Puerto Rico in 2011. The black tank top just paired safe good with the skirt, no fancy accessories and I was good to go. Well to my credit, I was just getting on to the 'fashion-blog-reading' bandwagon :)

Cut to present in 2012, I am quite confident of mixing prints and this is my latest spin on styling it - a la’ risk-taking-fashion-blogger style :).  I styled the look by pairing the skirt with a B/W stripe top; I wanted to break the monotony from the yellow-black-white colors with the turquoise beaded jewelry and watch. The belt adds the right amount of definition to the look (since reading/following blogs, I have started believing in belts too!). All this thinking and effort in putting together a great outfit was well worth it - one of the visitors at the museum actually said that she loved my look! Now don't you just love when a stranger compliments you :)


This was a comfy outfit for a day out in Washington DC when J's best friend from college and his wife were visiting us from India. We had a fun day out with them; it was also the first time we were visiting DC after we moved here (Though I have been to DC twice when I was in Boston). We took them around to all the historic monuments in DC, the Smithsonian Museum and to the happening place called Adams Morgan (a suburb in DC).
It was so much fun to hang out with friends you knew from college time; getting all nostalgic, trying to catch up with each others lives and just being yourself. I quite frequently miss doing it, now that we are in the States, I miss all my college friends *sob* 

Well, last but not the least here are three tips to style a printed skirt: 
1)  Pair it with a tank top or plain tee. Select the primary color from your print. If you can’t point one primary color, go ahead with any color on the skirt. You just want the tee color to be in contrast to the skirt.
      2) Pair it with a striped top. Stripes are a safe way to mix prints and instantly enhance the chic quotient. 
      3) Pair it with polka dotted tee. If striped top is here, can the make polka dots be far behind? Polka dots are a sure way to fire up that outfit.

If the printed skirt is a mish-mash of varied colors, even better! Just pick a different color plain tee/top/tank each time and the number of looks you can create is just limitless ;)
I can see that this skirt will pair great with browns, cream/white tops, polka dots..totally worth the $50 I say :)

Which of these is your favorite look?

Outfit-1 details: 
Skirt - Anthropologie
Black tank and watch - American Eagle
yellow beaded necklace - Colaba causeway, Mumbai
black sandals - Catwalk, Mumbai
cross body bag - DSW
sunnies - Guess




Outfit-2 details: 
Skirt - Anthropologie
B/W striped top - Espirit outlet store
Brown belt - NY and Co.
Blue beaded necklace and earrings - JC Penney
Turquoise watch - Swatch
White Flats - GAP
brown beaded bracelet - street shopping in Puerto Rico
Oversized sunnies - American Eagle
Clutch cum wristlet - Burberry





P.S.: For readers in US - if you haven't visited Anthropologie, then I would suggest that you should indulge in at least window shopping there. I love their skirts;  top-of-the-line material and the print is always one of its kind! I would definitely recommend combing through their sale racks every now and then.  

P.P.S: Linking it to 'What I wore Wednesday' here and here

47 comments:

Andi said...

Both outfits are cute, but the striped top is my favorite! The turquoise jewelry is a great accent. Plus, I'm wearing a crazy floral skirt today with a striped top, so I might be a bit biased. :-)

Mehak said...

oohh... i Love the yellawww skirt.. It's so fun.. i love window shopping at anthro.. They have such great stuff.. m glad you found one at a great price.. M liking both the outfits..
It's always fun to catch up with old friends brings back such fond memories.. you just wanna live them again...

P.S. Will be replying to your email in a bit..

Love
Mehak
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Tami Marie said...

You put together that outfit so beautifully. I love the yellow skirt. :)

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A Possible Fantasy said...

such a pretty skirt! love the print!

do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know!
see you around!

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Marisa- Broke With Designer Taste said...

This is so fricken cute! That skirt is amazing!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am already following you :)

Marisa
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Colors Of My Life said...

The skirt looks absolutely amazing...and both the outfits look great
but I am definitely loving the way you have mixed the prints...

Thanks alot for visiting and commenting on my blog..
I hope with time we discover more things that we have in common other than similar blog names :)

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Sarah Hulbert Style said...

I love your tips on styling a printed skirt! And the outfit with the striped top is def my fave! ~Sarah

PT said...

like your second try :)

Rekha said...

cute outfits..
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Tricia Tennery said...

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Melaina25 said...

Love the yellow print skirt! Jealous you are hanging out in my old hood! I was in DC for five years :)

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Rachel Lynne said...

Your skirt is absolutely gorgeous! And I love it paired with the stripes!!!!!!

ashy said...

haha, ya the one with striped top is my fav too! thanks for the lovely compliments :)

ashy said...

thanks Mehak, yeah anthro is really a great place to shop

ashy said...

thank you Tami, will be visiting your space soon

ashy said...

thank you, will be visiting your space soon

ashy said...

Thank u so much Marisa :)

ashy said...

hehe, thanks lady.

ashy said...

thank u soo much Emily! you made my day!

ashy said...

thanks Sarah, striped top outfit is my fav too

ashy said...

thanks PT

ashy said...

thank u Rekha

ashy said...

thank you Tricia, will be visiting your space soon

ashy said...

thank you Melaina, wow 5 yrs in DC, how was that like? will msg you rest of the details :)

ashy said...

thank u Rachel!

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Purvi said...

Thats a beautiful skirt and well styled by you :) :)
great tips by the way :)

Mary Lindsey said...

I love the (relative) simplicity of the first look, but I also love the turquoise jewelry in the second. Both are so adorable. The print in this skirt is so unique :)

-Mary @ stylethatmoves.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Ok I am LOVING that you added stripes to this fun skirt - that is such a chic way to style the querky print :) You look gorgeous!

XO
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Dayle said...

Love how you carried off print on prints - lovely :)

Vidya Kumar said...

Second looks is really cute!

ashy said...

thank you for the lovely comments everybody, i was so happy reading through each one of them :) I think that majority went with the mixin prints look which is my fav too :)

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Pretty skirt. I love those yellow beads too that you've matched with the skirt!
Fashion Panache

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful outfit!!! I love your skirt! take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other?
Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Marcela Gmd said...

My G+ for you....

shooting star said...

loving both the outfits here//but deviating more towards the first one!!!

and ur so right..following fashion blogs has also made me more of a risk taker fashion wise!!!

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sanaya pandit said...

the whole look is perfect!!!!

Francesca said...

Beautiful outfit, that skirt is so pretty!

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Kavita Sahu said...

Stripes on print is a great fashion this season... I love your second look...
Waise bhi, you look cool in almost anything you wear... :)
Love.
Kavi.

P.S. Please remove word verification for comments... It really sucks. I'm sure no robots will enter your blog.. ;)

sophistifunk said...

love love love your skirt!

xo brie
www.sophistifunkblog.blogspot.com

The Lacquer Factor said...

Love both looks!!!

Gina said...

Love the skirt! So cute :)

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Thorunn Ivarsdottir said...

your skirt is beautiful and so are you!!

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ashy said...

thank you everyone!
new readers - I will be visiting your spaces soon!

Joy Shana said...

Cute look, nice blog, follow each other?
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Liliane said...

Wow, what a great skirt! I love it!

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