With the turn of the weather back to wintry mist in NYC, this photoshoot from a couple of weeks ago feels like from ages ago! But in one of the recent bright and sunny mornings, with a gentle cool breeze of early Spring, I was inspired to take a stroll down to the local library with my daughter (I did change into flats after the photoshoot for the stroll ;)!)
I have merged a couple of trends for this look, pattern mixing and chic librarian.
I have had this cute little sleeveless sweater with argyle pattern (you can read more on argyle patterns here) since many years, a hand-me-down. I usually cut the tag from the back neckline of my clothes as they bother me, so I have no clue what brand this sweater is of. But the black, chartreuse yellow, and white lines pick up the colors of the floral skirt quite nicely.
I chose a pair of black leggings with rhombus (diamond) pattern to mimic the argyle pattern on the sweater. The skirt is a pencil skirt but with an elastic band, making it appear structured but is more comfortable on the waist than the traditional pencil skirts with waistbands.
The skirt’s print is a mosaic of a lovely spring garden and the sweater brings in geometrical lines suited for a rather serious atmosphere like a library ;). I wore a wide belt to define the waistline. This faux leather belt is from another dress from a local store on Steinway Street in Queens.
The lavender full-sleeved body hugging t-shirt is one of the ‘Heattech’ options from Uniqlo for under USD $20. Not sure if it really makes me warmer than other tops made of synthetic fibers, but is very lightweight and the texture sure is soft.