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STYLE GURU STYLE: Signature Stripes and Struts

STYLE GURU STYLE: Signature Stripes and Struts

We are rapidly approaching springtime now that the end of February and beginning of March is here.  It’s a time for renewal and fresh starts. The birds begin to chirp once more as the sun begins peeking through trees. With all this beauty going on around, it’s important to reflect that in what you wear and how you wear it. Not as bad as before, but still chilly outside, I decided to throw on neutrals on neutrals with print-mixing as the focal point. I know, first hand, that mixing patterns can be a scary trend to go toward. Just try it!

First off, try to focus on matching the colors, not the prints. When the colors flow well together, the whole outfit will follow in their footsteps. Secondly, the bigger and bolder the prints, the easier it is to mix. Black and white is definitely a go-to if you’re more on the iffy side of things. If you’re still a little wary of print-mixing, try and spread your prints throughout your outfit. You can even choose one print to dominate paired with one print to accent. My turtleneck with stripes and cocoon coat with an abstract print definitely mixed patterns, while my pants and patent leather boots stayed solid. It calmed the outfit down a bit and still finished it off with a crisp, clean look. If you want to use the same print on different pieces of your ensemble, you could pull off inverting the colors of that print. Even changing the size of the print to either larger or smaller would be a perfect addition.

With the sun shining in the rain and the rain glistening through the sunshine, springtime has arrived. Fashion now goes way past florals and pastels for this time of year. Mix it up by adding bold patterns, neutrals, oversized wear, different shapes, different textures or whatever your blossoming heart desires.  Last, but not least, have a glance at NYFW 2017 street style and gain inspiration from all the chic masses flooding the streets. Hint: The neutrals and mixing textures blew me away in Brandon Maxwell’s show. Get inspired by those looks to incorporate in your personal style!