Shoes: Valentino • Pants: Asos • Top: Chicwish • Handbag: Celine (Similar bag here) • Earrings: T&J Designs • Bracelet: Stella and Dot • Ring: David Yurman • Watch: Michele • Cuff: David Yurman • Lipstick: Le Rouge by YSL #1
Shoes: Hunter Boots (On sale for $133!) • Leggings: Lululemon • Seahawks Long Sleeve Top: Pro Shop • Watch: Apple • Ring: David Yurman • Handbag: Louis Vuitton
Hairspray: Kerastase • Wand: Hot Tools • Eye Shadow Pallet: MAC • Studio Fix Foundation: MAC • Under Eye Concealer: It Cosmetics • Deodorant: Cashmere Mist by Donna Karen • Blush: Rockateur by Benefit • Mascara: HUGE by Stila • Makeup Bag: Shopbop • Leopard Clutch: Clare V
Shoes: Anthropologie (Old! Similar Fall style here) • Skirt: Francescas (Old! Similar style here) • Top: Lauren Conrad Collection • Earrings: Stella and Dot • Handbag: Givenchy (Similar style here) • Watch: Michele • Cuff: David Yurman • Ring: David Yurman • Lipstick: Kim KW by Charlotte Tilbury
I love mixing patterns but it can be hard to determine which patterns look good together – especially if they are both dominate. I love when I see gals mix two very bold prints – I’m always thinking, how did they come up with that look…and it looks good!
In this post, I’m going to review 3 ways to mix, match, and clash patterns that you can easily apply to your wardrobe.
- Pick two prints that Share a Similar Color. Similar to this outfit, you’ll notice the skirt is a navy blue, checkered pattern and the top is all florals (two very different patterns) – however, the top has blue hues which ties in the blue in the skirt.
- Treat Stripes and Checkered Patterns as Neutral Looks. This skirt is not the dominant pattern – the florals are. I look at the small, checkered pattern as a neutral and you can mix any other pattern with it – as long as the second pattern has blue in it, it will mix well.
- Break up Patterns with a Bold Shoe. Add a bold color to your 2 mixed patterns through an accessory – a belt or pair of shoes. The trick to adding a color is that is in the same color family. For example, in this look, I added a yellow shoe, but the yellow was a pastel color which matched well with the prints.
How do you mix and match your patterns?
Shoes: DSW (Old! Similar style here) • Skirt: J.Crew • Top: TopShop • Watch: Michele • Silver Cuff: David Yurman • Gold Cuff: Stella and Dot • Earrings: Stella and Dot • Necklace: Stella and Dot • Lipstick: YSL Le Rouge • Handbag: Givenchy (Similar style here) • Ring: David Yurman
I love weekends (I mean, who doesn’t!)! But I love having plans where I get to pick whatever outfit I want to wear and pair it with any accessory I have. When I get ready, I think about 3 things – Activity, Location, and Look. I’m going to break down how I pulled this together for a night out with friends.
- Activity. For this night out, we had dinner plans with friends so here’s what I think about – there won’t be a lot of walking, so heels is an accessory I could wear. I also think, we’re going to be sitting inside in AC, so a light sweater might be necessary.
- Location. The second thing I think about is the location. In this case, we were going to Purple Cafe, which isn’t casual but not too dressy. But let’s be real, anytime I’m going to a restaurant that isn’t casual is by default, dressy 🙂
- Look. After you think through the activity and aspects of the location, you’ll be able to simply put your look together. For this evening, I decided to pair a skirt with a simple black camisole and dressed it up with accessories – heels, fun handbag, and jewelry. Since it was hot that day, I simply brought a sweater to wear in the restaurant if I got cold. But otherwise, this look fit perfect for that evening.
It can be hard to determine the right outfit for an evening out – so breaking down your thoughts into these 3 areas can help you pull your look together. Try it and let me know how it works for you.
Shoes: Tory Burch (On Sale for $199!) • Denim: Free People • Top: Evereve • Handbag: Saint Laurent (similar style here) • Watch: Michele • Cuff: David Yurman • Gold Cuff: Stella and Dot • Necklace: Stella and Dot (no longer available, but similar style here) • Earrings: Kate Spade • Lipstick: YSL #1 • Ring: David Yurman
I love a neutral lace look – it’s easy to wear with just about any bottom: denim, black pants, a skirt – it goes with everything. And can be worn in the summer and the Fall depending on how you pair it. I picked up this lace top from a local boutique called, Evereve – they have some darling items. And I thought it would be perfect to transition from these hot temps to the 60 degree weather.
Below, I’ve included some Do’s and Don’ts for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to Fall:
- Do Wear Leggings | Ladies, it’s time to break out leggings or tights with those dresses to keep you warm. Plus, I love taking a dress that I wore in the summer and pairing it with leggings for Fall.
- Don’t Wear Crop tops | To me, crop tops are specifically for spring and summer – I don’t know about you but showing my midriff in the Fall is like looking at a ghost. I recommend saving those tops for Summer 2018!
- Do Wear Sandals | I’m a big proponent of wearing sandals into Fall. For example, Paul Green’s sandals are perfect to pair with denim on days that aren’t freezing. So if you can extend your sandal wear into Fall, I highly recommend it.
- Don’tWear Hiking Gear Unless You’re Hiking | I know I live in Seattle so NorthFace, Patagonia, Arcteryx – they are all great brands with fantastic outdoor gear. But in the Fall, I try to invest in one coat/jacket that I can wear throughout the winter – one that is easy to layer and can be easy to wear on a warmer Fall day. I invested in this Burberry coat back in Spring and it has been so versatile and easy to wear throughout the summer nights so I can imagine it’s going to be perfect for Fall.
- Do Become Besties with this Accessory | Scarves, scarves, scarves! They are my go-to accessory for Fall. In fact, I have an entire dresser drawer dedicated to scarves. In the Fall, it’s so easy to throw on a top and some denim and dress it up with a fun, colorful or pattern-esque scarf. So if you’re low in the scarf department, go pick a few to add to your wardrobe.
What are your transition tips for Fall?