Mixing stripes + floral for spring

This is a work outfit I wore the last week of winter term, but it includes one of my “Top 10” remix pieces — the grey striped top — so I figured it was still okay to post it. And oops, I didn’t realize until too late that I’m wearing the same grey striped top and trouser jeans that I wore in yesterday’s post (although I wore the two outfits a couple of weeks apart). Ah, well, remixing = real life! 😉  And oh my goodness, I just realized that I’ve got my other Greg Michaels bag in today’s post — the blue tote today vs. the new red handbag yesterday. Style synergy!

On the day I wore this outfit, I had a series of important meetings with different people (students, administrators, fellow faculty), but I didn’t want to be too formal. So I went to my “Easy Work Outfits” Pinterest board for inspiration, and today’s outfit was inspired by this pin from Audrey @ Putting Me Together and this pin from Jennie @ a Pocketful of Polka Dots.

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing stripes + floral for spring

Details:  Blue floral scarf:  JCPenney, old {similar scarf from same store}  //  Navy cardigan:  LOFT Outlet, last year {very similar}  // Grey striped t-shirt:  J.Crew, last summer {almost exact from same brand}  //  Trouser jeans:  Thrifted {very similar}  //  Navy wedges:  Macy’s, old  {very similar from same brand}  //  Clear crystal drop earrings:  Local boutique, new {very similar}  // Blue tote bag:  c/o Greg Michaels {exact}

Pattern-mixing alert!

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing stripes + floral for spring

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing stripes + floral for spring

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing stripes + floral for spring

Gotta admit, I really loved this outfit. I still felt relatable and down-to-earth in my trouser jeans and t-shirt, but I also felt casually professional in my cardigan and blue tote bag. And best of all, I felt comfortable!

Librarian for Life + Style | Mixing stripes + floral for spring

It seems I really like to mix this floral scarf with stripes! Here are different ways I’ve remixed this same floral scarf with stripes the past three springs:

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing florals + stripes in the spring

2013  /  2014  / 2015 (this post)

Linking up with these lovely ladies!


9 thoughts on “Mixing stripes + floral for spring

  1. Erin @ Loop Looks

    Yet another outfit I could totally copy! I don’t have a wide striped gray tee, though, so I suppose I could either wear my navy striped one or my skinny gray striped one 🙂

  2. Gracey the Giant

    I love stripes and floral for spring; so perfect!

    And thank you for taking photos in front of flowers and grass. The very first daffodils just finally came up her in PA this week so I’m missing the Oregon green even more than usual!

    You looking fabulous, friend!

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