23.3.15

Checkered shirt and African print skirt

Checkered shirt, African print skirt

My today's look is inspired by Stella Jean's Spring Summer 2015 collection which I liked tremendously. Bright and colourful African theme prints are paired with checkered shirts, football jerseys or polka dots. It was only her third proper showing and she is already known for her "wax-and-stripes" signature. Wax for the wax-resist prints she develops in Africa and her mother's native Haiti and stripes borrowed from her father's Italian-made shirts. The pairing of African prints and Italian stripes allows her to bring two cultures together to show they can coexist.




My African theme print skirt was bought in a local boutique. Perhaps it is not as bright and colourful as those by Stella Jean but still interesting and beautiful and I love it.

Giraffes skirt

I paired the skirt with a black-and-white checkered shirt and accessorised it with stripy belt, red stones necklace and red shoes.

Checkered shirt, red stones necklace
Inspired by Stella Jean
(spot the cat)

Linking up with Visible Monday  and Turning Heads Tuesday

Checkered shirt, African theme skirtAfrican theme print skirt - local, checkered shirt- Bossini, shoes - Dorothy Perkins, necklace - Matthew Willamson

Have a nice day!

17 comments:

  1. I really loved that show too! And you have captured the look so nicely, Olga. Thanks for linking up to Vis Monday, xo.

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  2. Haha peakaboo kitty steals the show :X) Those skirts are all so bright and pretty. Yours is cool, such a great pattern and mixed so well with the shirt. Lovely necklace and shoes too. Vey gorgeous lady :) xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  3. You created an amazing look, Olga!I just adore your giraffes skirt - gorgeous fun! Love this very much. :) xxx

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  4. This pairing of your looks like it just walked out of the fashion runway! Seriously, it looks like it belongs with the rest! Stunning and well done putting this together! LOVE!

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  5. You have styled the two items in a really cute way! Fashion catwalks are very inspiring and allow to experiment new looks... your shirt fits you and I love it!
    Beautiful selection of photos ...

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  6. The giraffe print is fabulous, and yes, the pairing of African prints with stripes, checks or polka dots is really cool. Love those sexy shoes too, and the sneaky peek of kitty! xxx

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  7. That skirt is simple divine...I love the giraffe print, it's absolutely beautiful. I also really like the collection you have shown us and how well that designer managed to merge her African and Italian roots- really impressive result.

    Mix of prints is something I have always loved and interesting how the stripes on the belt connect the prints somehow. Your interpretation of her collection is so perfect...you accessorized wonderfully with those heels and necklace...and you do look stunning!

    I didn't initially notice the kitty that photo bombed the shots but when I read about it in one of the comments, I just had to go back and have a look....second shot from the end, right? how cute! the way the kitty seems to be hiding behind your skirt is adorable.

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  8. Hi Olga, I love the print , the girrafes the colors and the mix goes perfectly with the red shoes and plaid. Love your inspiration!!

    stop by when you can
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com
    Look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup!

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  9. Cats and giraffes, what a fab combination! I love your skirt and those amazing culottes, too! x

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  10. It's so nice to get inspiration from catwalk to make all sorts of interesting combinations. I have a shirt similar to yours only in blue and I can't get enough of remixing it. I both like your outfit and the garden,too.

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  11. Clever combinations, your giraffes and the checks, your looks every bit as good as the others in my opinion, well done.

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  12. I love your look !! nice blog, I wait for mine, if you want we can follow gfc we kiss ???

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  13. I love your inspiration Olga!
    beautiful skirt :-)

    thank you for participating in Turning Heads Tuesday!!
    jess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  14. Love the skirt! Plaid and giraffes are such a striking combination.

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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  15. So chic ... you got the look down pat, I think. Brilliant pairings. Your gingham shirt will take you miles and miles this year!

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  16. Wow!!!! I love this look! You look stunning! Elegant and yet very unique look! Everything matched so perfectly. ..accessories as well!!! The belt wonderfully matches the shirt and the skort and also emphasises your tiny waist!!!! Love the "spot the cat" photo heheheheh

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  17. You are stunning!!!!!!! Very stylish!/ Thanks a lot for your blog.

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