Dressed for: Diagonals

Already Pretty outfit featuring Gr.dano asymmetric top, black and white striped skirt, black pumps, black stretch bracelet, onyx earrings

Top – gr.dano (use code ALREADYPRETTY20 for 20% off!)
Skirt – clothing swap – similar
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern
Bracelets – thrifted – similar
Earrings – Lulidesigns – similar

I can’t quite believe that these two pieces ended up in my closet independently. The top was purchased in San Francisco a couple of years ago, and the skirt is a recent clothing swap acquisition. Both with diagonal stripes! WHAT ARE THE CHANCES??!? They don’t line up perfectly, but they come pretty darned close.

Do you have any items in your wardrobe that were purchased separately, but are clearly closet soulmates?


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12 Responses to “Dressed for: Diagonals”

  1. Susan In Boston

    I think that when you start to trust an instinct for the things that you like, these serendipitous outfits start to turn up in the closet. I’ve had a few of these experiences, and they’re often the best outfits I’ve ever had.

    Perhaps this is the path from “matchy-matchy” to “go.” 😉

  2. Grace

    Wow… not feeling this combo at all, actually, Yowz. I would get stared at, not in a good way, I think, in a similar outfit. I think I like the pieces separately, though!

    • Victoria

      I agree, there’s a bit too much going on, would like it better if they were paired with solids

  3. skylar

    WOW. I like how the skirt looks almost painted on. This look is weird yet awesome. Interesting that stripes are sprouting from you.

  4. Jill

    I like this a lot. I wonder how it would look if you put a red belt on to break up the top and bottom? I’m not saying you need it; I’m just wondering if it would be a different look.

  5. Sonja

    Hihi, when I was about ten and dressing “like a boy” I had a t-shirt in a loud, horrible Hawain-print that I loved fervently. About a year or so later I found a pair of shorts in the exact same print, only that the colours were even a little gaudier. I loved to wear those two together (shudder!). I suppose back then I just took fashion risks more readily.
    However, you look great, Sally, I always love this top on you. And to me it looks like the stripes match perfectly!

  6. Chris

    Before I read the caption, I thought you were wearing a dress. What a fortuitous coincidence. You look great.

  7. No fear of fashion

    I have not found soul mates who are as closeas this. What a wonderful, interesting and exciting outfit this is. And in my favourite black and white. Ooohh I envy you. And it really suits your body. Looking stunning.