The other day I saw an interview with Kim Kardashian, I was interested to find out that she thinks, I quote ‘ Leopard print and black is a timeless classic’ possibly this is true and I am all my own thinking that wearing a leopard print dress can make you look like a cougar… (Older woman stalking younger men in a sexual way – not really that classy?) But who am I to question the all-knowing Kardashians?
When buying clothes I am always drawn to patterns, I find it so boring wearing only block colours. Therefore I usually find myself wearing multiple patterns, which can look a little full on but for me it just adds interest to an outfit. When looking in chain stores there are often some really nice patterns, for example the Aztec looking ones. I really liked them but then there’s the whole: everyone else is wearing the same thing and 20 other shops will soon have this pattern in slightly different colours…
One thing that I really love about op-shops is that there is never a shortage of amazing prints – especially retro ones from the 80’s and 90’s. Personally I am often drawn to stripes and floral. Which there is generally an abundance of, as you can probably tell from my outfit posts? The other thing about buying op-shop pieces is that if you found a pattern out love but the colours are not so great you could choose to dye it. Ultimately it was only a couple of dollars so if you ruin it’s not the end of the world. This will probably make me sound like a loon, but i find it super exciting when i find a print i love. Patterns are one of those things that can really change your wardrobe and take and ordinary outfit to being something a little more exciting. Especially if you can manage clashing patterns, which i know all too well can be a tad tricky!