runway to real way: concrete jungle.

runway: altuzarra & proenza schouler.

real way:

blouse - urban outfitters
shirt - SWAPmaine
pants - SWAPmaine
shoes - f21 (few years ago)
clutch - marc jacobs
necklace - anthropologie

the inspiration for this look was the major runway trend of tropical prints. altuzarra and proenza schouler were just two designers that made this pattern, once only found on men's short sleeve button down shirts, look high fashion.

this print may not be an easy one to wear if you are afraid of being bold, but choosing to wear it on only one half of the body make it a little less overwhelming. seeing as i am not afraid of bold outfits, i chose to pair this tropical print pants with two bright colored tops (also huge for summer). not only adding bright colors, i am doing a little bit of color blocking.

to tone down the print even more, wear it with more basic pieces or without adding more color. the easiest way to try this trend, as it is with most trends, wear it in a dress! you get an overall print without being overwhelming.

but after looking at these runway photos, i am sad i didn't take the matching top that came with these pants at swap maine..

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