Originally this outfit was inspired by the plaid-floral combinations from the Versus 2011 Spring/Summer collection (scroll down for photos). I was going to pair this plaid blouse with this skirt. The print match was rather beautiful, but the silhouettes did not want to work together. The length and the button-up collar were old-looking, and it looked kind of Little House on the Prairie. It was lacking the modern playfulness that it needed.
So, I pulled out my trusty, red-dotted skirt and instantly added a funky, retro vibe to the classic plaid. The red and green combo is one of my favorite color schemes right now. When I wear it, I don't think of "christmas colors". Actually, I just kind of like the colors together in general (after all, they are complements). Although I love the colors, people at school commented relentlessly on my "Christmas color outfit".
The color of this belt relates the two opposing prints seamlessly.Shirt, GAP/ Skirt, Altered vintage from Goodwill/ Belt, Closet Case Vintage/ Bracelet, Claire's Accessories/ Sunglasses and Flowers, Forever 21/ Booties, Sam Edelman "Zoe"/