Printed skirt with a painted story

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Tee shirt: Halogen (old, also love this one) / Cuff: H & M (under $5!) / Handbag: Givenchy (similar under $400 here) / Skirt: Alice + Olivia / Nail Polish: Chanel Canotier / Shoes: Prada (similar under $300 here, and under $100 here)

I usually shy away from non-traditional prints, but when I saw this printed skirt by Alice + Olivia which appears to have a colorful painting on it, I decided I needed it in my life. The scene on the skirt appears to be vintage architecture in colorful Havana.  The only sign of humans are wall paintings which also exude a vintage vibe. There is one sign of life; a lonely kitten on a balcony.

The colors are vibrant, and modern; ideal for the summer months. There is something about the print which draws me into a colorful, vintage Havana where I can escape for at least one moment. It’s as if I am the missing human; and I need to pick up the kitten, and bring her inside for safety.

After I received the skirt, and began to style it, I found if I picked up any of the colors, it took away from the skirt itself. This led me to pair it with black in order to allow the skirt to be the centerpiece of the outfit. I paired my printed skirt with a basic tee because it has been over ninety degrees here, and tee shirts are incredibly comfortable in this extreme heat.

Fashion is a form of art, so why not find something artistic which reflects your personal style? I love this printed skirt. It is a classic full, knee length skirt (on me because I am 5’4″ on someone taller it will hit higher on the thigh)  which can be styled conservatively, as I styled it, or with more va-va-voom. For example, it can be paired with a crop top and strappy sandals for more of party-ready look.

Have you ever found an artistic accessory, or article of clothing, which spoke to you? If so, please share in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “Printed skirt with a painted story

  • Kali

    I love when you find pieces that really speak to you! I just fell in love with a patchwork coat that did the same. 🙂 Love the choice to pair it with a black tee to keep the highlight on the skirt. Such beautiful details!

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