If you're a long-time reader of words & wardrobes, you know I love animal prints. From leopard to snakeskin to cheetah, I'm all about the prints. So when I came across a dalmatian-print sweater at Old Navy a few months ago, adding it to my wardrobe was a no-brainer. I like the subtle difference between dalmatian spots and polka dots, and black and white (or off-white, which is the color of this sweater) is a classic color combination that can be paired with pretty much any other color. This sweater is a staple in my wardrobe and I wear it at least once a week, but here are three ways that I've worn it.
Although I'm a big fan of mixing prints, I decided to keep this variation of pattern play simple by pairing the sweater with an asymmetrical skirt of the nearly the same print, but in a different color. I accessorized with a black belt (to camouflage that postpartum waistline of mine) and a pair of sky-high stilettos that in retrospect, I should have swapped for a pair of black pumps.
There's nothing like pairing the neutrals in this sweater with a bright color (instead of playing it safe with another neutral). In this case, I chose two: yellow and fuchsia, in the form of a midi skirt and skinny belt. I completed this look with silver accessories and black pumps. Oh, and a set of black, yellow, and fuchsia chevron rings.
I don't know what it is about the color fuchsia, but I chose to once again add it to the mix by pairing this sweater with a fuchsia cropped pants. This time I did a bit of pattern-mixing by adding a zebra-print belt, and finished the look off with pumps and a gorgeous robin's egg blue nail color.
[LOOK ONE: speckled; LOOK TWO: fuchsia; LOOK THREE: on the fence]