trending: ‘floral + stripes’ = spring 2018

there’s a trending print in town and i am SO in love! mixing patterns allows you so much freedom when it comes to choosing accessories and completing a statement look… and for that, ‘floral + stripe’ = my new go-to print for spring 2018! read on to see some of my favorites in this style from forever21

i’ll admit, i had a ton of collaborations pop up before my trip to riviera maya, mexico… but i couldn’t resist physically going to shop for a few items before i left, so this dress was something i picked up on a whim and i’m so glad that i did. i wanted to keep my evening looks beachy and classy, with a high-end feel. this piece has a plunging neckline and button-front detail, so it was necessary that i wear a bralette beneath it (courtesy of aerie!) – but for my less busty gals, i could imagine this looking super sexy with a bit of ‘boob tape’ and some bronzer. in this case, though, the bit of lace added pretty texture and i dind’t mind it at all.

i wore some multi-colored tassel earrings (linked below), hemp lace-up sandals, and a white perforated clutch – all from francesca’s! (seriously the best store when it comes to accessorizing on a budget). this outfit tied together really nicely and because the pattern was already so busy, it allowed me the opportunity to keep going and to run with that feel… so i made sure that all of my accessories had different textures, melting together to create one dreamy bit of resortwear inspo.

below, i’ve linked several different pieces in similar prints for you to shop! i’ve been seeing this everywhere, but i choose to continue featuring from forever21 for a few reasons: 1. i’m not sure how long this trend will last, so i’d rather not spend a ton of money on something that could go out of style by next spring! and 2. similarly, i wouldn’t consider this piece a major statement – but i also wouldn’t consider it a basic…. and those are the two categories that i advocate for spending good money on. therefore, i turn to affordable shops with high clothing turnover to find my niche trend pieces and forever21 honestly never disappoints!

happy friday, happy shopping, and tag me in your best ‘floral + stripes’ selfies!

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