Weekend Style Inspiration: Pink & Paisley & Cool

If you’ve got a weekend, then I’ve got inspiration, and it’s courtesy of three cool women seen loitering outside of the recent Dries Van Noten men’s show.

The theme is paisley. Paisley, plus a little bit of pink (still riding the high off these fumes), paired with khaki menswear to keep it casual.

If you’re suspicious of prints, start here:


Our girl makes the pink shirt work because it’s cut for a man (strong enough for a woman!) and tucked into loose fitting khakis (Leandra has a whole story on khakis coming up, so get ready) but the key is her subtle accessory game: a leather belt, a substantial watch, sweet shades and oh, would you look at that! A paisley bag.

If you’re new to the print, swap for a scarf instead.

If you’re a pattern die-hard, however, go head to toe:


Pro tip: adding a lightweight utility jacket will keep you from looking like Matthew Lesko.

And for the Goldilocks Girl who likes it somewhere in between:


Go for a slouchy linen trouser, a great white tunic, and throw your paisley on top like it’s psychedelic icing. Don’t forget the hat, if not to broaden your shade, then to broaden your horizon.

If I could insert the peace-sign emoji here I would. See you Monday!

Photographs by The Sartorialist


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