September 17, 2013 · 11:04 pm
“Blue and green should never been seen except in the washing machine.”
That’s what someone rattled off to me when I wore these two colors together a few years ago. Luckily I don’t follow rules. I’ll wear white after Labor Day too–just watch me!
Ring: One-eyed Collie
Some color combinations have often been considered no-nos: black and brown, blue and black, and apparently blue and green. But I disagree. It’s more about the shades. Too dark a blue or brown might not stand out against the black but I’d hardly say they clash. And sometimes clashing colors work. Fuchsia and orange anyone?
Do you have and favorite outfits that break fashion rules? Or any rules that you absolutely won’t break?
I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde today. Have a look at what everyone else is wearing!
August 21, 2013 · 12:14 pm
I went crazy with pattern-mixing in this outfit. It was an experiment and I think I like it.
Jacket: Forever 21
Satin pumps: Two Lips via DSW
I don’t have a lot of floral pieces in my wardrobe and I really liked the floral jackets I’d seen in magazines. I didn’t want to invest in a jacket with a trendy pattern so I looked at lower-end stores. Forever 21 isn’t my favorite place to shop but I can count on them for inexpensive versions of trends.
I already had the shoes, pants and top so I only had to combine them this way to copy the trend of florals and pattern-mixing. Why does it work? The jacket has black and white in it so the shirt complements it. there’s also green in the jacket so the pants aren’t adding a new element. And leopard is practically a neutral so I thought, “what the heck?”
It’s a fun look and I can take it down a notch by swapping the leopard shoes for a solid pair. I can swap out the top for a plain T if I want to calm things down even more. But for now, I’m going all out with the colors and patterns. It’s only fashion, right?
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