How To Mix Bold Prints

mixing prints tie dye skirtMixing prints can be scary and a lot of people don’t know how to do it. I always love to buy a piece of clothing that has different patterns in it because all the work is done. You can mix different size stripes or polka dots, you can mix different animal prints or stripes with animal prints. So many different combinations. Some can go wrong and some can look very fashionable.mixing prints tie dye skirtmixing prints tie dye skirt

A few things to consider:

Color // If your prints are in the same color family it is much easier to mix them. I have these snake print booties that are in the gray family and since the color is neutral I can pair them with a leopard sweater or cheetah belt, event pinstriped pants! In these photos, I paired snake print boots with a tie-dye skirt. It as an easy choice because the shoes and skirt are in the same color family.

Number // Do not mix more than one print. Stick to two different prints and if the two prints happen to be on clothing then make sure your accessories are clean and simple.

Location // The further apart your prints are the easier you can pair them together. Leopard print booties with a snake print blazer, very chic. Those are most likely not going to be in the same color palette but since they are far away from one another it’s ok. mixing prints tie dye skirt
The Breakdown:

I typically try on all my outfits before I shoot them. Not everything looks as good on as it does layed out. With this outfit, Initially I had my eye on this blue tie-dye midi skirt (which also comes in a beautiful pink and cream) but I knew I wouldn’t get my cost per wear out of it. When I found this navy version at a much better price I knew I should get it!

tee | Current/Elliott ‘The Relaxed Crew
skirt | Target ‘Tie Dye Bias Cut Midi Skirt
shoes | Steve Madden ‘Justice Studded Cutout Bootie
earrings | Target ‘Open Hoop Smooth Earrings
bag | O.A.D. ‘Mini Leather Messenger Bag’ (in black)

Live votre rêve!


Transitioning To Fall Fashion In A Denim Skirt

denim skirt for fallFall is almost here and I’m not ready for it. Many of you are ready to wear your layers, chunky knits, boots and jackets while drinking your pumpkin spiced late. I want to hold onto summer as long as I can but I am ready to slowly introduce a couple of those cold weather items to my existing wardrobe. Last season I talked about the easiest way to transition your outfit in this post. I still use that advice for my fall wardrobe. This year I’m wearing todays trend of the denim skirt and I am kinda feeling like I should be a freshman in college again!
denim skirt for fall
Tortoise shell print can be found on just about anything these days, from sunglasses and phone cases to shoes and belts, this print is even popping up on handbag handles all over. From designer bags that cost over $2000 to afordable bags under $40 this trend is one of my favorites for all year round.

Shop my top tortoise shell bags below:

This knot detail is perfection.  

The Breakdown:
Years ago I owned multiple denim skirts (the ones from Hollister that every girl in my dorm owned – Abercrombie if we were lucky!) and I gave them away a few years ago. What was I thinking!? That seems to be the case with everything, just when I decide to get rid of it, it comes back in style. Anyways, this studded skirt (on major sale here!) belongs in my closet. I used to be stud obsessed, if it had studs on it, I had to have it. This skit will be my transitional fall staple piece. I love how it looks with this sweatshirt and it will go with just about every chunky sweater I own.

Wondering what shoes to wear with your denim skirt? I had that question too. If you are wearing a mini denim skirt like this one year stick to booties or sneakers.

sweatshirt | 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pullover With Tie’ (similar for under $20)
skirt | Rails ‘Wynonna Studded Mini Skirt’ (30% off here)
shoes | IRO ‘Kasey Cone Heel Booties’ (similar in black)
bag | Studio 33 ‘Woke Shoulder Flap Bag
earrings | Target ‘Open Drop Hoop Earrings

Live votre rêve!