A Walk On The Wild Side
“I don’t often know exactly what’s coming next, and that makes it more fun. And you know, for me, this entire genre is all about that; it’s all about having fun and getting away from the mundane world for just a little while.” -R. A. Salvatore
Top: Lace Top from HM; Leopard Corset from Victoria’s Secret Skirt: Aqua Full Flared Skirt Shoes: Christian Louboutin Very Noeud Slingbacks Shades: Tom Ford Nikita Purse: Tory Burch Clutch (last seen here) Necklaces: Pearl Necklace from Forever21; Giles & Brother Hematite Petal Fringe Necklace from Bloomingdales Bracelet: Gold Cuff from Nordstroms
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:: Style Tips ::
My #1 rule to mixing different patterns is never to overdo it. If I am mixing patterns in my outfit, I’ll steer clear of mixing my accessories (jewelry, shoes and handbag). Instead I’ll go for a solid color. The same rule applies if I am mixing accessories – I’ll keep my outfit a solid color.
Color: If you’re just starting out with mixing patterns, look for colors that are cohesive. Neutral tones such as black, navy, and beige are good to experiment with.
Balance: If you’re wearing a top with large polka dots, offset it with a skirt with thin stripes. Wearing all large patterns together can be distracting.
** Mixing different colors or patterns can be risky, but with any fashion risk it’s important to feel good about the way you look. At the end of the day there’s no exact science when it comes to pattern mixing. It’s all about experimenting and letting your confidence shine through!