It’s one of those prints that can be at once very good and just on the verge of all sorts of wrong. But in the warmer months—and in brighter tones—it can be lots of fun. Particularly on days when I’m feeling uninspired and just want to throw on one piece that’ll do all the work for one of my otherwise less-than-electrifying ensembles.
Some might argue that this is a liberal interpretation of paisley, but Tory Burch‘s silk tunic actually hints at the print’s Indian origins. And in such a beachy, rich girl way.
This tunic is a rather clean and subdued shape coming from Matthew Williamson, and the simple color palette—black and white punctuated by just the right amount of (a rather perfect) pink—and the way it does an ombre-ish thing toward the hem, makes me desire it both as a top and a wallpaper. I will thank you for not judging me on that last part.
An Alexander Mc Queen bandana-style paisley with Day of the Dead-style skulls might feel like a lot of statement. And possibly it is. But come Saturday, after you’ve thrown it on all effortlessly before you walk out the door, you’ll be the baddest badass at the greenmarket. And that’s not nothing.
One imagines Jenna Lyons wearing this J. Crew skirt with one of her (seemingly infinite number of) chambray shirts and looking absolutely aces. The Crew, as it happens, has a a ton of paisley on their site, and though a lot of it isn’t particularly up my alley—by no means always a bad thing, God knows—it might very well appeal quite a lot to you.