it’s back to preppy basics for today’s ootd. stripes are a staple in my closet, but it’s fun to mix the look up a bit with pattern. and i’m certain you’ve noticed pattern mixing is quite on trend these days. i’ve had these pants in my closet since we returned to the states in 2008, and look forward to pulling them out once summer arrives. the mustard color is quite versatile, and goes well with blue, orange, and certain shades of green. i stacked several gold bracelets for a little bling, but otherwise the look is kept free from accessories. a pair of sandals, my lily pulitzer tote i scored from target and it’s a perfect casual chic kind of day.