It’s time for Ask Alison, my feature where I answer reader submitted questions about style challenges. Here’s today’s dilemma:
Hi Alison. I have a Payday Pretty purchase – a pink and beige striped cardigan from H&M. I can’t figure out a good way to pair it up with anything. I’ve tried a white oxford and a chambray shirt, but it just doesn’t look pulled together. Can you help? – Judy
First off, yay for your Payday Pretty! I get super excited every time someone tells me they’re participating. Like, pee my pants excited!
Of course, I’d love to help out. Since I couldn’t find your exact cardigan online, I took the photo you sent me and styled a similar one. These two different looks for work and play both incorporate one of my favorite trends – mixing stripes with polka dots.
Work – Layer the cardigan over a mini polka dot printed sheer blouse. Pair it up with dress pants and suede pumps. Add some layered necklaces, an armful of bangles and a dangly pair of chandelier earrings to complete out this office ready look.
Play – Start with a lightweight long and lean t-shirt for your base. Pair it up with some light pink skinny jeans and tie on a ruffled polka dot scarf. Finish off this look with suede booties and a simple beaded bracelet and earrings.
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