Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 4

mixing stripes with floralsWell friends, we’re on day four of the 10×10 challenge, and I’m starting to feel a bit more adventurous with my outfits! Today’s is a pretty great example of that, so much so that when I saw my dad on Wednesday evening, he asked me whether or not the top and skirt actually work together. 😉 I’m going with yes. Yes they do. Since today’s look makes quite a statement on its own, I didn’t do much in the way of accessorizing, but I love how the look came together, and I’m excited to tell you about it. I also made a couple of adjustment for work, which I’ll talk about more near the end of this post in case you are curious.

Floral print and stripes together? Why yes!

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rifle paper co fabric cotton and steelfloral midi skirt outfitThe Pieces

  1. A striped tee (Thrifted, similar)
  2. A floral skirt (Made by me, pattern here, fabric here, similar here)

I recently stitched up this midi skirt from some beautiful Rifle Paper Company floral material, and I wanted to include it in my challenge to help me style it since it’s a new piece to me. For today’s look, I opted to step outside my comfort zone and pair it with a striped tee. I don’t do much pattern mixing, but it was fun to play with the blend of the two! My skirt has a high waist, so I knotted my tee in front to give that classic fit-and-flare shape. I’ve definitely learned I have a love for knotting my tees over the past few days!



colette patterns skirthow to style a floral skirtthrifted outfits blogrifle paper company clothingThe Accessories

  1. Pointy toe flats (Audrey Brooke, old)
  2. A vintage crossbody (Vintage Coach via Dear Golden Vintage)
  3. Faux tortoiseshell sunglasses (Madewell)

Since the colors and patterns in this outfit are pretty bold, I opted to keep things more minimal in the accessory department. I love my pointy toe flats with this style of skirt (one of my young students asked if I sharpen the points of my shoes!) My vintage Coach bag keeps things from looking too overdone, and brings out some of the darker tones in the skirt. Retro inspired sunglasses add a finishing touch.

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My morning actually consisted of laid back home activities such as cleaning, organizing, and blogging, all of which were done from the comfort of lounge-wear. I changed into this skirt and top for work, and also added my denim jacket and watch to make things a little more functional for chilly classrooms, ID badges, and keeping time. In the evening I took off the jacket and watch for dinner, a walk, and some flower picking in the garden.



I’m in love with this twirly skirt, and I had so much fun pairing it with a different pattern!

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Do you like to mix prints in your outfits? If so, what are some of your favorites to pair? I’d love to hear!

3 thoughts on “Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 4

  1. Ever since I saw this skirt as part of your spring capsule I totally fell in love with the print and style….but it’s also sooooo YOU! This combo makes me sooo happy because I am the biggest supporter of stripes + florals because they ALWAYS go together and your combo is so unique:)

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