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Dressed for: Almost Animal Print

Already Pretty outfit featuring polka dot shirt, moto pants, fringe booties, black pendant necklace

Top – H&M – similar
Pants – Prairie Underground courtesy Shop Adorn
Booties – Sam Edelman Louie
Bag – Rough & Tumble
Necklace – Lucky Brand (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Patinaexact same
Bracelet – via Ideelsimilar

Before I switched up my style aesthetic, most of the prints and patterns in my wardrobe were pretty vibrant and often a little retro, which means that most of them have been handed down, sold, or donated over the past few months. But I realized I was missing the movement and interest added by prints, so I picked up this top which is both neutral and cut with a curved hem, one of my favorite design elements. It’s reminiscent of animal print, but nothing I’ve ever seen on an actual critter. So it’s interesting, flattering … and somewhat mysterious.

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Dressed for: Triple Trends

Already Pretty outfit featuring culottes, striped crop top, matte black pendant, leather wrap bracelet, bucket bag

Top – Kohl’s
Culottes – courtesy Karen Kane
Sandals – B.O.C. Malay
Necklace – Tomo Jewelry
Earrings – Lockhart Wrks
Bracelet – courtesy Novica (no longer available) – similar
Bag – Madewell via Shopbop

Culottes, crop top, bucket bag – three trends in one outfit. Total fluke, but somehow amusing to me.

Side note: I knew about and wore culottes when I was a little girl, but never saw the word spelled out, so I assumed it was something along the lines of “coolots.” Because that’s how it’s pronounced and that’s how my mom said it. Then a year or so ago this style of pant came around again, but this time I saw the word written and assumed the garment itself was some variant of what I scampered around in as a kid. I also assumed that the word describing this new variant was pronounced “cull-oats.” Because I speak English, a very small amount of Spanish, and Pig Latin, but no French. And yet my childhood coolots and my adulthood culottes are, in fact, the same thing. LIVE AND LEARN.

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Dressed for: Subtle Skulls

Already Pretty outfit featuring Red Bubble scarf, cropped pants, distressed leather bag, sandals

Linen tee – thrifted – similar
Pants – CAbi (no longer available) – similar
Scarf – courtesy Redbubble
Sandals – hand-me-down from Mom – similar
Bag – eBaysimilar
Bracelets – Sage K & Co

Scarves can be tricky in summer, but I love them so much I always try to wedge a few into my warm weather outfits. When it’s cool, I prefer that my scarves cover my entire neckline, but for this breezy outfit I eased up on that guideline.

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And my skull-print obsession continues. Redbubble reached out to me about their Art in Motion campaign, which focuses on street style-inspired, independent artist-designed clothes and accessories, and I was excited to dig in and learn more. Earlier this year I bought this tee from Redbubble, and when the first size didn’t fit they let me keep it and sent me a new one for free. So I was already a fan of their customer service, and eager to poke around Art in Motion. The items in this new collection are stellar, and I couldn’t resist this soft blush scarf with a subtle skull print.

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