Mix and Matching Prints: Stripes and Floral
What better way to prepare for the heat than wearing light layers and mixing prints?
A sunny sky and light breeze called for, what other than, another Princeton photo shoot! I love finding unique places to shoot look books at the University of Delaware, but nothing compares to Princeton’s charm. On campus, my favorite spots are close to the dorms and Princeton Art Museum. I love looking at the ivory that drapes around the brick walls and walking around gothic-style buildings.
I would describe my personal style as feminine and put-together with a hint of edge; I pull inspiration mostly from Parisian street wear. However, for this photo shoot, I tried mirror Princeton’s preppy aesthetic and chose light fabrics and complementary pastels instead of either denim or leather and neutrals.
Playing with patterns and proportions, I decided to wear summery florals and stripes and more conservative pieces. To balance the loose skirt, I tied a button-up shirt for some shape. I like how my skirt sits just at the knee; as someone with a petite figure, skirts that sit too far below the knees chops the legs instead of creating a straight line for the body. My computer bag adds structure and pulls together the dainty outfit without distracting the eye from the prints and overwhelming my 4’11” frame.
I was ECSTATIC when I learned that Target sold these adorable leopard heels in size 5! Small feet problems, haha!
Most of time, I expect to leave a store empty handed or be left disappointed when I see that a retailer no longer has its (usually) smallest shoe size 5 1/2. You can only imagine how happy I was when I learned that Target sold 5 AND 5 1/2. I chose to size down so that the straps would feel snug around my ankles.