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Pattern Mixing with Oversized Stripes & Florals


I recently did a try on in the dressing room at my local Target. I was so excited because their were a plethora of Plus Size Who What Wear items in the store… this was definitely a first for my store.

I tried on a lot of the styles (some of you watch on IG Stories) and ended up purchasing most of it.  I usually have to either purchase online or have to sift through the small rack of online returns in hopes that there is something in my size. I hope the in store availability continues and we can start to have a shopping experience like our straight sized friends.

Let’s talk about this outfit. You guys know Im a sucker for prints. A lot of times when I wear prints the comments I get from other plus size women is, “I’ll look like a couch if I wear that”, or “I’ll look like a big cat if I wear leopard”. Girl, you won’t look like either!! You will look like a big girl wearing a print and that’s ok! You will also look like a fashionable woman. Even if you still feel like a walking couch, who cares?! Wear what you want and wear it unapologetically.

So for those who want to wear prints or even mix prints but not sure how to I have a easy trick.   Mix patterns with similar color schemes. This outfit works because both items have black and white in them. This floral bomber also came in polka dot and that would have worked also. Take baby steps until you’re comfortable enough to go crazy.

Try to step outside of your comfort stone this week when you get dressed. Because you are “getting dressed” you will look great.

A note about the sizing: the skirt has a non stretch but it does run large. My hips require me to cut the lining out but most people won’t. The jacket is true to size.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Karmen

    Love this look!!

    March 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Florence

    Print always wins

    https://www.oriwo-design.de

    March 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Zaki Sweets

    I love this look; you always pair things together that I never would think of in a million years, but somehow it ends up being my style. You get me to push my mental boundaries about what can and can’t go together. I have a black and white graphic printed bomber, and it’s similarly made to the one you have on. I never thought to wear it with a dressier look… let alone another print. I think I’m gonna try this. You look fabulous as usual…

    March 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    • Reply Rochelle

      Thank you so much.You should definitely try it. You’ll look fabulous.

      March 19, 2017 at 3:59 am
  • Reply Claressa

    I love this look. What kind of shirt under the jacket?

    March 17, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply Rochelle

      I had on a button down with black buttons. I linked a similar option.

      March 19, 2017 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Klara Donovan

    That jacket is lovely! Love those colours!

    March 18, 2017 at 7:00 am
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