What to Wear Out Tonight: Printed Camisole, Printed Pencil Skirt, Black Pumps

Mix those prints up and make it work. It takes a little extra creativity, but that's what this inspiration is for right? Check out the latest evening outfit idea:

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NOTES & TIPS:

  • The printed camisole:  here's how I'm going with the mixed print theme...I'm opting for a floral cami on top, something like this faux wrap front top works well
  • And for the print on the pencil skirt? This bird print from Nicole Miller works well back to the blue-hued floral I picked above. It can be tricky. A good rule to follow here is, keep colors cohesive. If you have cool colors, blues and grays, on top, go with the same on bottom. Same for warmer prints. That will help you avoid ensemble chaos. 
  • The workhouse, black pump: if you don't already have one in your closet or are due for an update, this lace-up pump works really well for evening and day
  • Hair and details: a top knot would be slick here. Oh and that top coat, high-drama, high-sophistication. An easy way to pull this off using what you may already have would be to bring a classic trench coat into the fashion fray