Outfits

September 17, 2013

Outfits

Fine Print Fine Print Detail

Fine Print

For a fun, fall look, I channeled the print mixing genius of Peter Pilotto, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou. Miraculously, I got all the colors in both prints to match up, making it super easy to pull patterns together.

Since the weather at this time of year is pretty unpredictable, I layered a denim jacket over a blue blazer – both of which added texture and balanced out the formality of the look. I finished the look with blue shoes to create a cohesive color palette.

Graphic Design

august 2013

Graphic Design

Mix prints like a pro with a common color

Find one core color that runs throughout your look, then mix together two (or three) prints that have either a contrast in style or scale. Combine geometric shapes with organic ones and large scale patterns with small ones.

Work

Work

For work, combine your favorite graphic tee with slim, cropped pants and shiny pumps for an eclectic, office-appropriate look. Sizable stripes contrast with small-scale dots to create depth.

Dinner & Drinks

Dinner & Drinks

An inverted color scheme – mint is the “foreground” color in the sweater and the “background” color in the pants – tie these two pieces together. For a truly unique look, toss another (leopard) print on the pile.

Weekend

Weekend

Pair casual pieces in multiple patterns for an off-duty look that’s totally effortless. Both the scale and style of the prints are opposites but a connecting color (white) pulls it all together.

August 5, 2013

Outfits

Blue Period

Blue Period

Whenever I’m faced with an unseasonably temperate day, I’m also faced with the subsequent panic attack about what to wear.

Instead of dumping the entire contents of my closet onto my bed, I made the simplest outfit I could think of, using the the minimum number of pieces that could comprise an outfit. I stuck to one color and a loose top, skinny jeans silhouette and got on with my day.

Red Hot

July 2013

Red Hot

Turn up the heat in summer's hottest hue

When the temperature rises, it can be tough to look pulled together without layering or over-accessorizing. Stick with simple pieces in a head-to-toe hue – then add some sort of contrast – for a bold statement.

Volume

Volume

An oversized oxford balances out skinny cigarette pants for a cool, modern look. Varying shades of red make for an interesting take on monochrome.

Masculine/Feminine

Masculine/Feminine

A classic baseball tee is the perfect foil to a fitted pencil skirt. The matchy color scheme and shiny heels keep the look polished enough for the office.

Shape Shape Detail

Shape

Contrasting scale and styles of patterns – like the organic heart shapes in the shirt and the geometric dashes on the pants – play off of each other to create a unique but sophisticated look. A foolproof way to mix prints: match a color in one print to a color in the other print.

Proportion Proportion Detail

Proportion

Offset exposure by covering up on top. Knot your shirt at the waist and slip on some flats for a laid back vibe.

Formality

Formality

Tone down a pair of fancy pants with a plain, crewneck tee. With this much color and pattern, you don’t need to go overboard with accessories – an oversized watch or a pair of specs is plenty.