Living In Ruins Of The Palace Within My Dreams
Mixing and matching different prints is something that a lot of people are afraid to try. But the truth is, it's easy to pull it off if you know how to do it right.
The trick is to mix two completely different prints of different sizes. Take my oufit today, for instance. The plaid pattern of my top is in complete contrast to the black & white houndstooth print of my leggings.
If you're combining two different prints together (or in my case, three if you count the shoes), simply add one standout piece of clothing in a solid and neutral color, like my blue chambray.
Doing this will pull together the entire look and tone down the clashing patterns by creating a necessary balance to the whole ensemble.
CHAMBRAY JACKET from H&M
RED PLAID BUTTON-DOWN from Thailand
HOUNDSTOOTH LEGGINGS from Pop Culture
LEOPARD OXFORDS from Sewn
CLUTCH from Accessorize
To be honest, I've actually had this red plaid button-down for the longest time (I think I bought it around 6 years ago) but never wore it until now. I just didn't feel like it was my style, but I felt challenged to find a way to make it work somehow. What do you think of this look? I know it's not something I would typically wear but I'm happy I'm trying out new things. As a fashion blogger I feel like it's my duty now to become a style chameleon.
NECKLACE from Accessorize
ARTY RING from YSL
WHITE J12 WATCH from Chanel
On another note, I just had a haircut after I took these outfit shots. It was supposed to be just a "slight trim" but my hairstylist was being a little too enthusiastic with his scissors. Now my hair is a bit shorter than I want it to be, but whatever. I'll find a way to work it one way or another. Stay tuned for my next post :)