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PATTERN PSA / LEOPARD IS HAVING A MOMENT

it’s probably time we all agree that leopard is one of the best prints of all time, because i’m officially calling it the pattern of the season. in case you haven’t noticed, leopard is absolutely everywhere this fall, making me one happy gal. SINCE buying MY FIRST PAIR OF leopard ballet FLATS way back in high school, I’ve passionately believed that every wardrobe should include AT LEAST something leopard. and why not? it’s a statement on its own, easy to mix, and insanely versatilE.

lately i’ve been eyeing leopard coats and head to toe leopard (a big fan of the matchy-matchy look), so i’ve rounded 9 great outfits featuring fall’s pattern darling. my takeaway? the more leo the better!

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photo credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


THE COLLECTION WITH / THE FLORAL BALL GOWN

hi there! we finally got a preview of spring this friday (including 65 degree, sunny weather!), and i've started getting excited for a new season -- that means easy fabrics, colorful patterns, and shoes that are not boots! it's been a while since the last "collection with" post, so when i saw norvis' fall ready to wear for 2018 i knew it was worth sharing. this collection was designed for fall but the bright colors, breezy silhouettes and florals makes this feel perfect for spring. my favorite look is definitely the floral gown -- it's positively striking, and i wish i had a garden party i could wear this to.

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who knew tulle and a chunky grandpa knit would go so great together. i also love the playful scallop d'orsay pumps -- a shoe didn't know i needed in my life until now.


two perfect floral gowns.

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i lovvvvve this look. the scarf is enormous, almost comically so, but it looks so cool with a structured plaid dress and undone ankle tie flats. 


there are a few recurring patterns in norvis' collection, including plaid, polka dots and florals. my favorite print is this yellow floral -- it's so versatile!

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collection via   ...   novis fall 2018 ready to wear


THE COLLECTION WITH THE DUCK MOTIF

there's something so sweet about this resort collection by Giorgio Armani's protégé, Stella Jean. the monkey print reminds me of those plastic hanging monkeys us 90s kids played with, and the handpainted ducks are reminiscent of nursery rhymes. with a whimsical sense of humor, Stella Jean's designs are a breath of fresh air -- just check out her other collections, my favorites being Spring 2016 RTW and Resort 2017. beyond the whimsical prints, i especially love the layering and styling choices: cool slides, delicate everyday earrings and plenty of great pattern mixing moments (many of which include a bold stripe).


THE COLLECTION WITH THE SNAKESKIN TRENCH COAT

happy Monday! i am lucky enough to have today off (happy president's day!), and am planning on spending it doing things i normally couldn't do during the week. like spend my morning blogging in the parlor, or going on a midday walk with foxy around the neighborhood. the possibilities feel endless!

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

since nyfw just ended, i thought it was time to do another "the collection with..." story.  this is Rochas Pre-Fall 2017 collection, and it has a lot of great moments: the colors (yellows, blush, peacock blue, and elephant gray), ankle-strap platforms with thick socks, snakeskin, fuzzy coats, golden brocade layered with preppy turtlenecks, delicate florals, velvet, monograms and imperfect hair.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

i was drawn to this collection partly because of the presentation. these photos are full of movement, capturing those awkward, but wonderful in between moments. an unexpected pairing with proper, aristocratic garb.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

let's face it, for 2017 muppet fuzz is in -- whether it be a sandal covered in fluffy pom poms, or the warmest jacket you own. it's bright, bold and colorful. Rochas collection includes a faux fur coat in mustard gold and blush pink (keep on scrolling to see that one). 

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

florals and animal prints are a classic pattern mixing combination. in this instance, it's gray snakeskin and granny roses. below is the amazing snakeskin trench coat that inspired me to share this collection in the first place. i'm officially convinced that every girl needs a statement trench in their closet, and a trench made out of this snakeskin pattern feels unexpected but timeless.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

this is the blush faux fur coat, layered to perfection with velvet, brocade and chunky socks.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

the red snakeskin used in Rochas' collection is truly beautiful. in my opinion, colored snakeskin can run a fine line between impossibly chic and tacky, especially if it's red. but here, it totally works. i especially love how this skirt has been styled -- paired with an effortless rose colored tank, and luxe velvet pumps.

rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints
rochas pre-fall 2017 collection | @themissprints

let me know which look was your favorite!

Rochas Pre-Fall 2017


COUPLES WEARING PRINTS
couples wearing patterns  @themissprints

there is something to be said about a perfectly coordinated couple about town, and aren't these four the cutest? with Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect excuse to dive into some street style and find inspiration from real life lovebirds. 

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THE COLLECTION WITH THE PINEAPPLE DRESS
valentino resort 2017 | @themissprints

so far this summer has been quick (how is it august 1st already?), and very, very hot. even though we're smack in the middle of a major heatwave, i'm dreaming of running off to an island vacation. 

Valentino's 2017 resort collection is a new favorite, and really captures my palm-tree-state-of-mind right now. it was inspired by Cuba, with cheerful tropical patterns: pineapples, hibiscus flowers, parrots, palm leaves and snakeskin. 

valentino resort 2017 | @themissprints

it's the dream vacation wardrobe -- bright and bold, with a 1950s elegance. i love the tea length skirts and ladylike shapes.

valentino resort 2017 | @themissprints

while ruffled off-the-shoulder tops are all the rage right now, this simple knitted tunic feels fresh. especially when paired with piles of prints. 

valentino resort 2017 | @themissprints

this floral pattern reminds me of a modern Marie Antoinette. also, note the pineapple earrings. #dies

valentino resort 2017 | @themissprints

plus stripes.


THE COLLECTION WITH THE SNAKE DRESS
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints

ahhhhh the world that Gucci lives in. i'm about ready to crawl inside their universe where cat sweaters, berets, and ankle strap heels are the uniform of life. i, for one, am a huge fan of the designs that are coming out of the House of Gucci as of late. 

which brings me back to this post, and why i am sharing this collection with you. i think it's safe to say this: the 1970s are having a moment. and frankly, i really dig it. the now-ubiquitous embroidered jacket, bold primary colors, even flared jeans are all back, and feeling as fresh and exciting as ever. Gucci's newest designs (first found on Pinterest, of course) are what a 70s revival should look like: 1970s vibes but mixed with French cool-girl, and a little crazy cat lady.

i was really inspired by these pieces and how they were styled. i hope you are too. enjoy!

cat lady | @themissprints
cat lady from gucci pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints
gucci pre-fall 2016 collection | @themissprints

THE COLLECTION WITH THE BUBBLEGUM PINK FAUX FUR JACKET
    MAJOR PATTERN MIXING AT  JCREW 2016 FALL RTW

 

MAJOR PATTERN MIXING AT JCREW 2016 FALL RTW

the J.Crew Fall RTW Collection for 2016 is pretty great -- classic menswear-inspired pieces, perfectly causal shapes, and really fun styling. the collection comes in a weirdly sophisticated mixture of bright magenta, oxblood, blush, bubble gum pink, pastel blue, cool grays, caramel, navy, taxi cab yellow, and green. did i miss any?

there also is a parka with a pink fur trimmed parka. 

the shooooes make me happy: loafers, lace-up flats, and a pointy toe snakeskin pair (see below) that i'm practically in love with.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

the patterns and pattern mixing though....(!). 

snakeskin, argyle, leopard, geometric lines, stripes, houndstooth, and a bunch of different florals.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

an abstract floral print on a black background: you really can wear florals in fall and winter. 

then, pair it with stripes.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints
jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

i think this is such a fun look: a scarf, belt, FOUR different patterns and pastel pants. then throw on a bubblegum pink (and widely coveted) faux fur jacket for good measure. phew. it's so wacky it works.

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

a cool clash of leopard and Lilly Pulitzer-inspired florals. so into the shape of this leopard coat. 

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints
jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints
jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

mixing print neutrals: florals, stripes and leopard (lace up flats? heels? i want/need a pair either way).

jcrew 2016 fall rtw | @themissprints

this makes me want to try mixing two animal prints, like leopard with snakeskin. 

images via here and here.

THE COLLECTION WITH THE HANDPRINT JUMPSUIT
sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints

even though fall pretty much just ended, i had to talk about Sonia Rykiel's Pre-Fall 2016 collection. so much refreshing inspiration.

i love the mix of traditional fall colors (brown, olive, gold) with mint, bright red and a bold statement print. oh, and exaggerated fur accessories. with a description like that, this collection seems like it would be loud and intimidating to wear. but each look is made up of simple shapes -- an oversized blazer and skinny pant, for example -- making it not only covetable, but totally wearable.

i am especially obsessed with the hand pattern. the crop top blouse + skinny pant combo is my favorite. hands down..(har-har).  

more favorites:

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simple shapes: an a-line cape, mini dress, and ankle booties (need these!!)

sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints

great color combo: red and an icy mint blue

sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints

those are not polka dots -- they're actually enamel hand pins (or buttons, i am not too sure). go on, zoom in and take a look. the details are so good!  

sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints
sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints
rykielism
[noun ; riki&lisim]

Rykielism is about having the freedom to be oneself. It s a way of life that’s chic and offbeat.
— Sonia Rykiel
sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints

glamorous but ridiculously effortless. cute to wear to a winter wedding.

sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016
sonia rykiel pre-fall 2016 | @themissprints

leopard + print mixing: two ways.

source // Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2016

THE COLLECTION WITH THE CACTUS PRINT BLAZER

this collection makes me so happy. the southwestern inspiration! the candy-colored stripes! the cactus blazer! all in impossibly cool-girl shapes. it's just so good. 

i stumbled upon Mira Mikati while putting together my Emoji Fever post, and couldn't get this fun collection off my mind. a relatively new designer, Mira Mikati set off on on her own in 2012. her pieces are clearly tongue-and-cheek and have a sense of humor. aka she makes the idea of throwing on a coat covered in emojis sound the the right thing to do. (which it is btw). this is her second collection. 

my 4 favorites from Mikati's Spring 2016 collection:

candy colored maxi dress with shower shoes. i especially love the pattern itself: solid stripes mixed with multicolored stripes.

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i love that this fabric looks like it was pulled out of my childhood coloring book. also cute nail color.

a effortless shape, and beautiful bold green. plus shower shoes.