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Wearing: T by Alexander Wang racerback singlet (via THE OUTNET.COM), Stella McCartney hawaiian print jacket (via THE OUTNET.COM), Fabitoria skirt, Zac by Zac Posen bag (via THEOUTNET.COM), Elizabeth Cole necklace (via THE OUTNET.COM), Dara Ettinger ‘Lorie’ ring (via THE OUTNET.COM), Marc Jacobs bangles & The Mode Collective metallic teal leather point pump. Nails: Dior Vernis ‘Diablotine)

It has only been recently that I’ve come to the realisation that I kind of lack basics in my wardrobe. And it’s not the white tees and black blazers I’m talking about – strangely enough, I don’t think I could ever feel comfortable in a combination like that. It’s more the solid coloured pieces here and there to break up the overwhelming accumulation of printed pieces I seem to own. I love Stella’s hawaiian print jacket and I just love how it works harmoniously with my printed skirt. The thing is, I just couldn’t see it working with a printed top inside so it was a breath of fresh air when I realised I had this quality racerback (by Alexander Wang & new to THE OUTNET.COM today!) hanging on my rack to work back an otherwise clash crazy look. This singlet is a keeper, the bright green almost disguises the fact that you’re wearing a jogging appropriate top and the best thing about such a piece is that you’re then free to go jogging in style comfortably in it right after. I just love how it adds a little bit of casual casual to an otherwise pretty dressed up look.

I have also found a new love for all things beige as well. After accidentally hanging this beautiful leather holdall by Zac Posen next to a pair of acid wash denim jeans which I swore matched nothing in my wardrobe, I realised that the magical colour I was after was beige, another shade that I don’t own much of but am slowly embracing. I literally jumped with excitement when I realised the two go so well together and started holding my bag up to all the other pieces in my wardrobe seeing what else was going to work. So much worked.

So it seems that the lesson of the day is that solid coloured pieces in every shade of the rainbow and more is definitely a necessity in order to complement a love for prints & given I don’t own many, it seems like I’ve just given myself a reason to go online shopping..

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    Brenda Nepomuceno
    October 16, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    I’m always fascinated by your use of colour and how well you coordinate prints. You’re such an inspiration! x

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      oh thank you brenda, that’s so nice of you to say. it’s all about experimentation, a lot of the time i pair pieces together that just don’t quite work but sometimes they just go together like long lost soul mates haha XX

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    katy vess
    October 16, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    loving the colour of the shoes and that printed combination, cute and funky! gorge!

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      thank you katy X

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    Monika Jones
    October 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Love this outfit! Love the print of the jacket!

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      thank you, it’s such a brilliant piece and it’s on sale on the outnet at the moment X

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    Rosa Nguyen
    October 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    IF you were to wear solid colours with no prints, I’d think there to be somehting wrong!
    And the trees look so lush and green. SPRING IS HERE!

    Gorgeous skirt!
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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:33 AM

      whee! if only melbourne could make its mind up about the weather. yesterday it was 27, today it’s 16 and storming. fabulous!

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    Steffi Santa
    October 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    You always look perfect in greenish outfits, including this one! Love love everything!

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      i must say green is one of my favourite colours to wear. i don’t know why but i must have a thing for nature and looking like trees.. or at least my mum says so.

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    carissa inez
    October 17, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    green is cool in the eyes, so lovely
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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      thank you carissa X

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    Fashion Party blog
    October 17, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    Gorgeous outfit! I love how you stiled the flower print!!

    http://ladykfashionparty.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      thank you X

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    Lili Thistle
    October 17, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    I love your bag ! *-*

    xoxo

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      it’s quite a keeper i must say! i’ve suddenly realised that one must own a quality carry all. it goes a long way for long days with lots to hold X

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    kitsune-kun
    October 17, 2013 at 5:52 AM

    such a fun skirt! ha i’m the same way- I only own a lot of loud pieces.

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      kisforkani
      October 17, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      they’re always the better piece to buy, hey ! X

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    Joelle
    October 17, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    I just had to tell how much I love this outfit! The colours, the way you styled it – everything.
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    nyan
    October 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    your blazer and bag omg <333 yes solid colored wardrobe in any colors would do it if you really can't leave color for monochrome. it's pretty good to tone down the clash of prints you had in your wardrobe. i can see lawyer!kani in this attire tbh. you look gorgeous xx

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    Tasha Hinde
    October 17, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Yet another amazing outfit! (Can I just share your wardrobe please?!) I love the prints and I think that you work them so well..

    Good luck with finding more solid coloured clothes! xxx

    Tasha | So On Trend

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    Ester Durães
    October 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I am so much loving this outfit, Kani! you look gorgeous :)

    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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    ollyvia laura
    October 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    SUPER LOVE THE OUTFITS

    SOMETHING REAL SERIOUS

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    Lili Thistle
    October 18, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I understand, this is why I also love the big bags!

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    Kiara Schwartz
    October 20, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    This look is so pretty!

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    XO
    Kiara

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    poorjessieann
    October 21, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Love this look! I need to get that skirt!

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    Jenna Opsahl
    October 22, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    How are you so lovely?! You amaze me.

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    Lhemi Naej
    October 24, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    really , really nice!

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    gwenn
    July 24, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Cette jupe est parfaite!

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