Trends: Love and Hate and Ikat
I have a love-hate relationship with ikat patterns. On one hand, I don’t want to look like a hippy college student taking a few too many smoke breaks; on the other, the pattern is interesting and has just enough graphic flare to be a statement piece. Tone down the teenage factor by keeping the silhouette classic and pairing ikat pieces with a solid pop of color. A black and white ikat pencil skirt with a bright neon colored shirt is a perfect mix of pulled together and avant-garde.
(Aris Geldis Coral Red Art Deco Pendant Earrings, $110; Sophie Theallet Orchid/Tangerine Crinkle Silk Chiffon Top, $535; Jennifer Meyer Lapis Bar Necklace – Yellow Gold, $1,600; Topshop Ikat Print Sunglasses, $32; Topshop Ikat Print Flippy Dress, $72; Kenneth Cole New York Leather Accented Cuff, $95; Banana Republic Heritage Ikat Skirt, $80; OTTE CDC Signature Tank In Kelly Green, $115; Ann Taylor Enamel Pendant Necklace, $58; BCBG Milan Sapphire Sandals, $275; Ann Taylor Loft Linen/Cotton Ikat Print Shorts, $45; Equipment Coriander Ava Silk Shirt, $197; Dolce Vita Julia – Coral Suede Wedges, $140)
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