In an effort to mix up my wardrobe and not wear solid colors all the time, I decided to embrace printed trousers this summer. Being a bit of a girly girl, I do like floral prints, but I find that I can be pretty particular about which ones I’ll wear. So many of them remind me of clothes I wore as a kid in the 80s and early 90s (please let all pictures of me from age 10 to 14 disappear), and my husband’s reaction to most (OK … all) floral prints is something along the lines of “Yikes!”
An alternative to a floral print that I love is the leaf or palm print. I had been thinking about buying some palm print pants and found these pants on sale at Zara about a month ago. I love the color combo (most shades of green don’t work on me), and mixing the pants with a basic black top worked great. I think flats would work with this outfit too (maybe my black d’orsay flats), but I opted to go with these great black heeled sandals.
If I’m being completely honest, I wore this outfit because I wanted to carry my new purse. I went shopping with some of my fabulous girlfriends over the weekend and saw this beauty at the Kate Spade outlet. I love the quilting, and the strap can be worn two ways. Fabulous! It was a bit of a splurge for me, but I know this will be a bag that I keep for a long time. It’s so classic and chic.
Oh, and my husband didn’t like these pants either. When he saw me wearing them, he said, “Been hangin’ in the jungle today?” Oh well! I still love these pants (and my hubby). :)
Pants: Zara (same here and similar here) | Top: Ann Taylor | Purse: Kate Spade outlet (similar here and here) | Shoes: BCBGeneration (similar here and here) | Necklace: The Limited (similar here and here)