*This post was sponsored by Fashionable Addictions but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Today's #StareStyle is another collaboration with Chicago-based boutique, Fashionable Addictions. Back in April, I showed you a few of my favorite ways to wear polka dots and other bold apparel. This post is taking on my love two fashion extremes: all black apparel and bright pattern pieces. Always known for sexy stand-outs, Fashionable Addictions stocks plenty of both in plus sizes

Although I find myself gravitating towards bold patterns, half my wardrobe is compromised of all black pieces. When I first thought about it, I couldn't make sense of how my aesthetic encompassed two seemingly opposite styles. But what I realized is that while a bold pattern refuses to hide, there's also something powerful about being able to still stand out in something simple.

My style is hard to define and that's okay. My style evolves and contradicts itself and that's all part of what makes it my own. So this is my tribute to fashion extremes because the beauty of self expression is that it doesn't have to make sense. It just has to feel right to you! 

Ruffled Roxanne

Rarely do my mom and I see eye to eye on my fashion choices but when she saw me in the Roxanne dress from Fashionable Addictions, she couldn't shut up about how much she loved it. And I totally agree! I kept the styling simple and paired the dress with hot pink striped wedges (similar here). 

Disco Queen

I've wanted plus size disco pants since Britt, my first Ready to Stare model, wore them in the very first RTS lookbook in 2012. Unfortunately, they just went available in plus sizes for a long time but Fashionable Addictions made my dreams of being an Italian Sandy from Grease a dream come true. I paired them with a Forever 21+ strappy bralette

Shining Star


Just like the disco leggings, I got total 70s vibes from this Star Jumpsuit!  I love the high cut neckline and wide legs. It has elastic at the waist but I added a Ready to Stare layered chain belt for an added detail. 

Rainbow Bright

Not surprisingly, this bold patterned dress sold out super quick at Fashionable Addictions. There's plenty of other bold plus size dresses still in stock but things move quick so if you see something you like, grab it! I am wearing a 3X in all pieces and I am a size 20. 

How do you like to wear solids and patterns? Leave a comment or hit me up @readytostare on Twitter& Instagram to let me know!


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