the solid talk

May 10, 2013

I've noticed that my wardrobe tends to skew very print-heavy. Sometimes I feel like an outfit isn't really complete without some pattern or print. The truth is, wearing prints is something I've only recently gotten more comfortable with. I love the architectural elements of this outfit- the layered peplum and the draped skirt. The pieces are so pretty on their own that they don't need to compete with a print. It's nice to be able to find the balance of when to add a print, and when to let solids stand on their own.
top c/o Spiegel, skirt c/o Spiegel, bag Alice and Olivia, shoes Sole Society, sunglasses Urban Outfitters {similar high and low}, necklace Roberta Chiarella {similar}

I'm loving this layered peplum top from Spiegel. The shoulders are so cute with the little slits and I love the tiny bows on the sleeves. Spiegel has such pretty and couture-like clothes, but at such great prices. While everything on their site is really affordable, they're also giving 10% off you next order with code Spiegel13 so take advantage!

Are you more comfortable in prints or solids? Share here or let's talk about it on Twitter!

xox

31 comments:

  1. That purple looks fabulous on you - What a lovely look! Adore that bag.

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  2. As always; unusual and beautiful outfit.
    Olja

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  3. Gorgeous outfit and color combos! I feel the same way! Lately my wardrobe is all pattern and I think I need to find a better balance!

    Have a great weekend!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

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  4. I find that I do the complete opposite. All my clothes are usually solid or have a very subtle pattern or detail.I usually had more print with my accessories.I have been trying to add more prints though.

    Btw, that color is lovely on you.

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  5. You so pretty :-)

    I'm definitely more of a solids girl & am really trying to work on adding more prints to my wardrobe. I'm OBSESSED with those heels btw!

    Have a great weekend friend!

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  6. how lovely! this color combo feels... regal!
    kw, ladies in navy

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  7. Lately I've been wearing a lot more solid-color blouses as well...they make the perfect backdrop for statement necklaces! :)

    xoxo,

    Andrea
    www.andreaeveryday.com

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  8. I love wearing solid colors! For some reason they are always my go-to in my closet! Such a great outfit/color choice!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love the purple and mint together, I would have never thought to combine the two. You look fantastic!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  10. That purple top is so pretty! I love how you paired it with the pink shoes :)

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Such a cute top, love the colour blocking.

    Carina xx
    http://www.carstina.com/

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  12. peplum always looks so flattering!!
    kisses from milan
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  13. That purple peplum top looks so great on you! I love the peplum trend! It's so 1940's chic!

    sincerelysammie.com

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  14. True. Always nice to switch it up once in a while. Color blocking, though not as popular as last year, isn't going anywhere, so solids are still desirable to wear.

    The purple has a lovely shade, and looks quite becoming against your skin tone. I like your outfit.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Also, when you get a chance, please take a look at my beauty and skin care blog. Have a great weekend!

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  15. I have a closet full of solids, but I do love a good stripe! I think your solids work perfectly here, especially with the addition of that gorgeous necklace. I also just ordered those same shoes in nude -- I can't wait for them to arrive!

    xo
    Julia

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  16. Awesome outfit, Mara! Peplum tops look fantastic on you!
    Let me see...probably equally comfortable in both. Although I do think solids are more practical, as they go with each other easier than print (but prints are so fun!) So I suppose it's a toss up! =)
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  17. Adore it! Super sweet and feminine, the colors and the styling is darling!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  18. Lovely top! And the colors of mint and purple are perfect together.
    I love mixing prints and solids so I guess I'm comfortable either way.

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  19. I really like the draping of that skirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  20. That's a gorgeous purple top! And so cute how you added pink heels

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  21. That's a gorgeous purple top! And so cute how you added pink heels

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  22. That's a gorgeous purple top! And so cute how you added pink heels

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  23. That top is SUPER pretty -- the shoulders are great!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  24. So many beautiful colors. xx

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  25. great colors :)




    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.ro/

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  26. I think I'm more comfortable wearing solid colors than print, but I still love wearing print! For me to be comfortable in a print though, I usually tend to stick to the not-to-loud kind. :)

    Lovely peplum blouse and I absolutely love those bright pink shoes!

    Bold Subtlety 

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  27. I find that I go for solids a lot, but I've recently become more comfortable with prints. Specifically, I'm loving printing jeans more and more this year!

    xoxo Jackie
    somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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  28. So beautiful, Mara! I love solids too.

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

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  29. the purple is just stunning with your complexion, and adore that necklace with it!

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  30. Really love the mix of colors, Mara.

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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