Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How To Wear It: Mixing Florals

If there's one thing we know for sure this fashion season, it's that florals are definitely IN IN IN!!!  And I'm not just talking any florals, but floral pants in particular.  

You've seen them practically everywhere these days, from fashion shows, to celebrities, to kids in summer school, to grandmas in the park (yes it's true!).  So this universally bold and ultra feminine summer staple is now getting the ultimate one-two punch!  Mixing with florals up top!

It may seem like a daunting task at first, blending such a bold pattern with more of the same, but there are a few simple tips that will make this look a breeze to pull off.

The key is to combine 2 principals:  pattern size and color palette.  When mixing 2 of the same pattern, keep one on a larger scale size, the pants pattern, and use a smaller pattern for the matching top.  This way the pattern is visually broken up into two pieces rather than a head-to-toe look.

The second thing to consider is keeping the colors relatively in the same color palette.  If you went drastically with another color scheme for one of the pieces, the colors might start to feel like they're fighting with eachother, which causes stress to the on-looker.  Keeping with related hues brings balance and harmony to the look.

Ground the look with some solid shoes and accessories to give the eye a place to rest and the look is complete!

So what do you think?  Will you try mixing up your florals?

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(photos:  Beware_of_My_Heels)

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