Mixing prints and patterns has always been frowned upon. Unless you were planning on being in a avant-garde fashion show, you could forget about the idea of mixing patterns and prints. However, the negative stigma has diminished and is now fully embraced. I personally love mixing patterns; it’s chic, shows creativity and gives a bold statement. Miu Miu’s fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection is a prime example of how fabulous mixing prints and patterns works. You can either be subtle or innovative. There are also many ways to go about mixing patterns: polka-dots and floral prints, textures and patterns (i.e. leather paired with fur) and, like this Fashionista, stripes and animal print.
Spotted on the unique streets of Uptown Manhattan, this Fashionista rocked an outfit that was simplistic yet chic, and I couldn’t resist capturing her style. Her black and white two piece set of a top and skirt paired perfectly with her bold leopard-print flats. She added in a black Steven Madden bag that brought a sense of cohesion, and the whole look together made me think of Carrie-Bradshaw-Meets-Uptown-Manhattan.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I’m a firm believer of risk taking, especially when it comes to choosing an outfit. Don’t fret to mix patterns and prints. Pair an ivory striped maxi top, black and white striped shorts, pointy suede flats and a sophisticated tote for a effortless yet show-stopping outfit that’ll perfect for a day out in the city. Summertime is all about being as trendy and minimalistic as possible so this outfit is ideal. Let’s face it—mixing patterns and prints is here to stay.”