5x5: Print Perfect Edition
We are back with a new 5x5 series. This time we've enlisted the help of our style crush Kristina Zias - the blogger, model, and host behind lifestyle site, Miss Zias - to showcase one signature print from the New Leaf collection in 5 key pieces. Read on for a peek into Kristina's amazing style, how she made these pieces her own, and how you can too!
One look at my blog or Instagram and you can immediately see there's not a color or pattern I won't wear. As a stylist, I am always encouraging my clients to wear more color and patterns. Think of patterns as the new neutral. The easiest way to figure out how you would wear patterns various ways is by thinking of multiple events or scenarios. Thinking about these items in different environments can help you get more creative with how you would wear it! I always try to picture at least one casual look and one dressier look when I am purchasing so that I know I have a vast range of options!
Look 1: Casually Chic
Look 2: Elevated Pajama Party
These pants are chic and comfortable and can easily be dressed up or down. I wanted to show you both ways I would wear them. (Stay tuned for the next look!) I dressed these trousers down with black sandals and a black satin camisole. I also took the belt and wrapped it around my bun for a personal touch. I love the way it looks! Hair accessories are so fashionable right now, and the scarf around my hair definitely amps an otherwise simple messy updo- a look worth trying!
Look 3: Full Bloom
Pattern on Pattern? Yes, please! This is a way to elevate the pants you saw in the casual look above. I love how chic and elevated this top and pants look together! The all pattern look is such a statement, and I am here for it!!
Look 4: Oh the Places You'll Go
Attention, Attention, Attention, please! How gorgeous is this jumpsuit?! Whether you have an event, a wedding, or a date night, this jumpsuit will give you the dramatic edge you’ve been looking for! The pattern is super soft and feminine, but the burgundy tassels on the sleeve edges it up and makes it the perfect party uniform. I love it paired with vintage gold earrings, a bold lip, and some extra big hair.
Look 5: The Monday Maven
Didn’t think you could wear this pattern to the office? Think again. This look is so 9-5 chic! I love the detailed pearl pants. The color matches perfectly that it’s almost a monochromatic look, you know, with a patterned top.
Inspired to try this print? Shop the New Leaf collection and don’t forget to share on Instagram with the tag #XOQ!