Mixing Prints

November 18, 2014

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Lately I’ve been feeling off with the colder weather and shorter days due to daylight savings time. To combat this seasonal funk I’ve been trying to spend more time outside and less time in my room behind a laptop screen. I have found too that my outfits also tend to have an impact on my mood. Today’s fall weather called for playing with prints.

Styling Tip: Mixing prints can be tricky, but totally doable! You mostly want to remember to not over do it. In general it is best to pair a more intricate print with a less busy one. In the case of combining a flannel shirt with another print, its best to pair it with an item with large stripes, so as to have the lines of the two pieces contrast well. Also if you’re feeling a little daring a dark lip is a must! The one I’m wearing is by Kate Moss for Rimmel called, “Rossetto Dark Plum.” I highly recommend it!

Also, don’t be afraid to add printed accessories. Mixing prints does not only pertain to layering tops, but it could also be with your bottoms or accessories, and in my case a bag. This summer I worked 70-100 hours a week and to reward myself I splurged on a Louis Vuitton from Fashionphile. I admit it was more than I would ever imagine paying for a bag, but in contrast to what it normally would have cost, it was a fantastic bargain. I think its important to reward yourself for hard work and with things that have stong sentimental value. For me, I’ve always wanted a classic luxury bag and I had also wanted to treat myself for working so hard to follow my dreams of pursuing a career in fashion. Everytime I wear my bag I can’t help but smile and be reminded that hard work does  pay off.

What pieces do you invest in and why?

Ingredients:

Top- Forever 21

Flannel- Gap (similar)

Shorts- Urban Outfitters

Tights- Forever 21

Boots- Steve Madden

Bag- Louis Vuitton

LOVE,

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