STYE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Mix It to Match It

Style Advice of the Week

It seems today, fashion enthused trendsetters think that matching is key to achieving the perfect fashionable ensemble. Well my Fashionistas/os, times are changing! We have been seeing more and more of the mixing of different patterns to create a unique, eye-catching look. In the runways and in street style alike, the mixing look is increasing in popularity. This style definitely takes the hassle out of finding articles that match perfectly, and in my opinion is a more fun way to wear the clothes in your closet. While leaving the library earlier this week, I ran into this Fashionista that took the “mixing style” and completely made it her own.

The piece that stuck out to me the most was the bright patterned scarf hanging effortlessly around her neck. Nothing takes an outfit up the next level than an elaborate scarf that can be worn a multitude of ways. I am a scarf fanatic and almost always throw one on before leaving to go anywhere. The best thing about this neck wear is the array of patterns, colors and textures they can come in. From houndstooth to pastels to chiffon, every style admirer can find the perfect scarf for them. I love how this Fashionista made her scarf the main focus of her mixed-matched outfit. She chose a rusty orange and pastel pink diagonal pattern with a turquoise piping to add an extra touch. To accompany it, she wears a mid-thigh length tunic bursting with flowers and an olive green legging with a delicate accent perfect for the weather.

The gray booties she wears add a neutral color to the outfit while still remaining fashionable, and her over the shoulder bag is the right size for a day of classes. Because it’s still cold here in Happy Valley, this Fashionista’s navy fur-hooded coat wraps the look up nicely.

While mixing together patterns and colors not normally paired can seem somewhat scary, I recommend it to all of you who are passionate about fashion. You may mix up the perfect recipe and create a completely new style in which you are the designer. As they say, life is too short to wear boring clothes.

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