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Plaid Scarf and Railroad Stripe Mini Skirt

Railroad Stripe Mini Skirt, Uniqlo Cardigan and Checked Scarf

Photos by Ale Veyna

Outfit Details

Zara Plaid Scarf (Similar)

Uniqlo High Neck T-Shirt

Uniqlo Cardigan

Madewell Railroad Stripe Mini Skirt (Similar)

Cole Haan “Bonnell’ Booties

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Since it’s been rainy in Portland, I thought it would be appropriate to post a few rainy day photos from my trip to LA. As you can probably tell by my outfit of choice, the rain completely caught me by surprise. Thankfully, the temperature was still pretty warm, so I was not completely uncomfortable. Plus, my sister and I found a restaurant where we could have lunch and take shelter from the rain until it stopped, so we were alright.

So now that it’s clear that this outfit is not as ridiculous as it seems, let me tell you a bit about it. What I like about this look is that I’m getting a bit more comfortable with mixing patterns. I’m often scared to have pieces of my outfit clash, so I’m hesitant to mix different prints.  However, the railroad stripe print on this mini skirt is pretty subtle, which makes it easy to mix and match. To make this outfit more lively, I added a plaid scarf with a more bold print. Since the pattern on the scarf is black and white, it adds some movement without being too distracting.

On my feet, I’m wearing my Cole Haan boots, which were a new addition to my wardrobe this past fall. However, I can see myself wearing them throughout the year. After all, it’s constantly raining in Portland, so I need a cute closed toe shoe to rock all year long. I get asked where I got them almost every time I wear them, so I feel like they were a great addition to my shoe collection.

What pieces from last season are you going to continue to rock this Spring? And what are some of your tips for mixing prints?

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26 Comments

  • Reply Kara Aragon

    Such a great scarf. Love your whole look beautiful 🖤

    http://www.thekaragon.com

    April 2, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you! 😀

      April 3, 2017 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Emma

    I was just in LA and it rained the whole time! I did not pack well for it haha at least you had a scarf!

    Emma | With A City Dream

    April 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Luckily it only rained on me one of the days I was there, but I guess it’s proof that it does indeed rain in LA. haha!

      April 3, 2017 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Carolyn

    love the color of those boots!

    http://heyprettything.com

    April 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

      April 3, 2017 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    Such a cute look, I love your scarf
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    April 3, 2017 at 7:53 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

      April 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Nikoline

    Such a pretty look, I love your boots! 🙂

    TheNormcoreRebel

    April 4, 2017 at 1:35 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you, Nikoline!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Floortje

    You look great dear!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

    http://www.floortjeloves.com

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/floortjeloves-12198253

    April 4, 2017 at 6:33 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thanks!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Leigha Gardner

    The weather looks so rainy and drab, but you looks so chic! Fab lady!

    April 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      It was actually quite warm, despite being gray. And thank you!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Hehe it looks like you brought the rain from Portland with you to LA ;). I like that you’re starting to mix prints and I totally agree with you about starting off with mixing more subtle ones together. That skirt looks so good with your cute scarf! And those Cole Haan boots are definitely perfect for all year long!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    April 4, 2017 at 11:01 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Right? It always rains when I go to back LA. Just my luck! hehe.

      April 6, 2017 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    Love the scarf!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    April 5, 2017 at 9:19 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm
  • Reply Alexandra

    I really like the skirt! Congrats for going bare legged! I wish I could do so 😛

    xx

    Alexandra – http://fashionsymposium.com

    April 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you! This was in Southern California, so the weather was quite warm despite the rain. 😀

      April 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply bonjourchiara

    You know what, I always prefer to wear skirts rather that pants when it rains. Less chance to get totally wet!
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

    April 9, 2017 at 6:49 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      haha! I love the way you think!

      April 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

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