Dressed for: A Sought-after Print

Tie-front cardigan, thrifted – similar
Bird print dress, courtesy eShakti
Bracelet, J.Crew via eBay
Necklace, Infrared Studio
Earrings, BGBJewelery
Boots, Miz Mooz Shelley (no longer available) – similar (in deep purple)

I consider black/multicolor prints to be well nigh priceless. Many of my style consult clients have wardrobes loaded with black garments, and incorporating a few pieces that feature black backgrounds with multicolored prints allows these gals to bring some bright, vibrant colors into their outfits. Intentionally! So, in this case, the purple in the print makes the purple boots a natural choice.

Got any black/multi prints in your own wardrobe? Do they serve as bridging pieces for your outfits?

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  • Beautiful outfit! The boots with the prints are perfect!

  • That print is FABULOUS, I can never pass up a pretty print. I have lots of black and white prints but none with such gorgeous color on black.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  • My favorite part of this look is the purple boots. I do keep a lot of black based prints around. It makes color a little less intimidating and bridges the gap of my super-saturated stuff and my grey/black/red stuff.

  • Gorgeous! Love the boots!

  • Besides your lesson on prints, thanks for showing (again!) a cardigan that isn’t in any danger of being dowdy. This particular print is so flattering … I’m happy to be reminded what dark backgrounded prints can do.

  • What a striking outfit on you — I love the print and the purple boots!

    I have a black sweater with hot pink and some purple blossoms (med. size) that I like to wear with a hot pink T-shirt and/or scarf. But my all time favorite black print is anything with pink or red roses. The new Talbots catalog came today, and they have several versions of this print on several pieces of clothing, including pants, a skirt, and a sheath dress. Now, to wait for a very good sale…

  • I looked around the website and happened to stumble upon the dress here: http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0024503/Birds-of-bright-plumage-dress

    Maybe it was hiding…it’s super pretty! 🙂

  • Sal, that bird print is amazing!

  • E

    that’s it! I’m going to get that next month! the second dress I’ve breathlessly clicked over to and ordered without hestitation (the knit lime green one you had a few weeks ago was the first – though I must admit my cardigan wardrobe is slightly too limited right now to make that my most transcendently successful dress.) anyway, absolutely on the black print now that I htink about it. I had a knit garden-flowers printed top from anthro once upon a time and can’t tell you how many times that was my go-to for successful dressing when I needed it!

  • alli

    Sal,
    I love the print dress it looks great. Thanks for the link.

  • Brigitte

    I love this outfit! Cool and casual, with a fashionable bird print- and those boots! I love everything about this!

  • I SO love those boots! <3