Fashion Inspiration

23 03, 2017

Mixing and matching prints like a fashion pro

March 23rd, 2017|Fashion Inspiration|

Ok, you’ve seen it, we’ve seen it, the whole world has seen it! It’s time to admit: people are mixing and matching prints on a global scale. And we are not talking only about fancy fashion bloggers! Real women are proudly wearing spots with stripes, more than one animal print in a single outfit, and even mixing one floral pattern with another floral pattern, with no regard for the ancient golden rules of the wardrobe. And they are looking awesome!

So, it’s time to join this colorful bunch, throw away everything that your momma taught you about dressing up, and wear whatever the hell you want. Let’s mash up!

Go BIG!color crazy outfit

Getting the print size right is essential for making your clash outfit work. Choose a big print to make a statement and mix it up with something more detailed and contrasting. The big prints are flattering and depending on what you combine it with, it always looks different.

Color co-ordinate

Let color be your guide. If you’re new not sure about contrasting, a safe place to start is with a theme. Start by wearing patterns from the same color palette, and in no time you will get to wearing neon with leopard print.

Keep it simple

You don’t have to wear everything and once and make it hard for people to look at you. Start by putting together monochromatic prints with polka dots, for example. The more graphic the patterns the easier they are to combine.

Break it up with solids

Try not to stack prints on top of each other. It is a good idea to break it up with one-tone skirt or a chic belt. If you incorporate some simple pieces into your outfit, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

Stripes are neutral… seriously.

Stripes are a safe zone, they go with anything. So fill your wardrobe with thin striped shirts, t-shirts, vests and skirts. So you can go wild on everything else.

Play with textures

Texture counts as a print. So if mixing chiffon with silk makes you feel sexy, go for it!

Accessorize

Clashing prints is not limited to your clothes, you can mix and match accessorizes as well. Shoes, scarves… possibilities are endless. Oh, and no more plain black handbags for life!

Structure is everything

There has to be a method behind all this madness. Don’t let prints overwhelm your figure. Choose structured, tailored shapes and put together an outfit that you can wear with confidence, not the one that is wearing you.

Ignore all the rules and wear whatever you want!

If we are really talking about clashing prints, then there should be no rules! Nobody can tell you what you should or shouldn’t wear if it makes you look good. You can take all of your favorite pieces and wear it all at the same time. For example, I like to wear an oversized shirt dress combined with wide trousers. I don’t care about the rules how to wear a shirt dress!

“Oh, are you really going out like that?” Yes, I am. Just watch me!

15 01, 2017

Denise Huxtable: The Original Fashionista

January 15th, 2017|Fashion Inspiration|

When I was a teenager I had a mad fashion crush on Denise Huxtable of “The Cosby Show” I would watch the show religiously and sketch down her outfits and try and copy her hair. I remember hunting down a similar type of grey geometric patterned fabric that matched one of her over-sized shirts and I made a super long tank dress and draped a bunch of white plastic pearls around my neck that hung down to my knees, I thought I was the business, this was about the time I discovered fashion or had a ‘fashion epiphany’ you could say, this was about the time I bought a sewing machine and never looked back.

Denise Huxtable was incredibly fashion-forward, wearing lots of over-sized clothes with bold graphics, blazers and odd ball accessories, she stood out, and no one on TV dressed like her. For me, she was the ultimate 80′s fashion icon. I thought she was pretty rad and when she and Lenny Kravitz married, well, I wanted that picture stuck above my bed for me to stare at till I fell asleep.

Even though Denise’s outfits were well-suited for the 80’s, here are few reasons why her style would fit perfectly in any of the current street style or indie blogs.

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