Boy! oh boy! things have changed! A year ago, I was terrified of wearing anything that wasn't a neutral or a matching color. As the days go by, my print mismatches become crazier and crazier, and it sure is a wonderful thing.
All the magazines say, that when mixing prints, you should combine a smaller print with a larger print. That is true, but there are so many other tips and tricks to successful print matching. Recently, I have found the combination of an organic/tribal pattern with a graphic print to be rather effective. It adds a nice contrast, and it can create a modern, more youthful touch to an otherwise mature garment. For example, this Nine West blouse can come across as old-lady, for lack of a better term, when all by it's lonesome. But when paired with a contrasting bright color or a print, it has a completely different feel.
This velvet coat is from some random thrift store in Sewanee, Tennessee. I recently remembered it, and I'm super excited about it all over again. It goes with everything, and the length is perfect-- classy and fresh!
Look at these insane shadows! Kudos to my photographer!
This necklace is actually a belt-- a belt from a pair of floral, embroidered jeans from my days as a fourth grader. The color is just too perfect... I couldn't bear to get rid of it!
When I was attempting to put together an outfit for today, this edited-oil-pastel-face-photograph was hanging next to my closet. It may seem abstract, but it inspired my outfit. I saw the red-orange color and thought of this shirt. And then I added the sky-blue necklace. I love red-orange and bright blue together. It's beautiful, not to mention a complementary color scheme. My art teacher would be proud.
Vintage coat/ vintage pants/ Nine West shirt/ necklace thrifted from my childhood/ Sam Edelman booties/ Forever 21 headband/ Sunglasses from my dad's closet
Worn with Lipstick Queen's Red Sinner.