I love sweet-as-pie retro prints as much as the next girl, but I'm just not the wide-eyed twenty-something fit for floral crowns anymore (not that I don't still think they're super cute!). And while I'll still die for cotton-candy pink hearts, these days I look to balance those girly-girl details with a little bit of spice more befitting of my seasoned sense of style. If you're of a certain age, here are two easy styling tips for pulling off those sugary (fashion) cravings we never quite grow out of.
Tip 1: Do any print that feels distinctly young (hearts, polka dots, illustrated animals of any kind) in a "grown-up", structured silhouette: trousers, pencils skirts, pantsuits, etc. Don't you dare wear a unicorn print with a flouncy a-line skirt!
|Sweater: French Connection (Thrifted!). Skirt: Express. Belt: Tahari (Thrifted!). Shoes: Mojo Moxy (thanks, William!). Disco ball pendant: Sale Rack (3444 Main Hwy Coconut Grove, FL 33133)|