The Swirl Wins It For Fashion Friday

In the first lesson in our series we identified the Building Blocks of a Great Wardrobe. One of the items we identified as a must have was the fitted dress shirt. Today is an offshoot of that lesson. While it is true that it is important to have some great basic pieces that will serve as the foundation of your wardrobe, you must also incorporate some patterned pieces that will provide flair. There are some go to patterns that are an obvious choice like zebra or leopard print, but part of being on the cutting edge of fashion is to look for patterns that are somewhat out of the box. I found just such a pattern this week when I went to New York and Company to redeem my City Cash. I was instantly drawn to the swirling pattern of the dress shirt. It was love at first sight and I knew that she must be mine, and one swipe of my plastic later she was.

styling dress shirts

As soon as it went into the bag, I knew she would be the latest option for Fashion Friday. For this week’s episode of Fashion Friday, I chose a dark denim jean with leather detail surrounding the pocket. I used a metallic skinny belt to highlight the waistline. Metallic belts were a hot trend this season, so I invested in some basic colors that would last from one season to the next. In order to maintain the dressy vibe of the patterned top, I chose a simple black bootie to complete the look. In order to get away from the dark feel of the charcoal and black swirl I paired the top with a green statement necklace for a pop of color.

Dress shirts are staples of every wardrobe. When you are selecting those pieces that will in your wardrobe for seasons to come find the balance of solid and print that will make every day Fashion Friday.

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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on November 29, 2012, in Affordable, Bargain Shopping, Casual Friday, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Friday, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Wow, I love the pattern in that shirt.

  2. Great print, so feminine and professional!

  3. P.S. It’s me, 7Jaded, from Facebook! Great blog, and I love that you’re on WordPress! 😀

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