Black on White (on Black and White)

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In follow-up to my ‘More is More’ post, here is further proof that you can mix prints without looking like your crazy old aunt! Again, here, as in that last post, it’s all about color.Although this time I may have gone a bit overboard (matching my nails to my outfit, and my outfit to my backdrop), I still think the message is fairly clear: mixing prints is fun, injects extra personality into any outfit, and, as long as the prints share some common ground (ie color), you’re likely to turn heads for all the right reasons.

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More is More

More is More Whoever said ‘less is more’ obviously never considered how a few well-matched prints and textures could enhance an outfit. It’s important to understand how prints and textures can work together to create a well-rounded outfit, especially considering what a prevalent fashion trend they have been, and will continue to be, in the seasons ahead. The key to including multiple prints and textures in one outfit (as I have attempted to do in this outfit) is COLOR. As long as all components of the outfit belong in the same color story, you’re basically guaranteed to have a winner!

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Pink Hair Don’t Care


Pink Hair Don't Care

When it comes to my hair, I tend not to be very adventurous. So when candy-colored locks started blowing up the fashion scene last summer, I sought out a temporary way to experiment with this look. Enter Kevin Murphy’s ‘Color Bug,’ a chalk-like product with an easy application that comes right out after one wash. But whenever the color bug bites, I have to build my outfit around my hair: the color comes off on my clothing, so I always start with a black top, and then go from there!

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Flower Power

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Spring is definitely in the air, and nothing ushers in the season like flowers (on flowers). Sometimes, more really IS more… But keep in mind that while texture is good, and mixing texture is even better, too much texture can begin to look a little ridiculous. In this case, a busy top and busy accessories call for relatively simple bottoms and shoes.

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Panda Express

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I never used to consider myself a hat person, but lately I just can’t get enough of this panda toque/beanie that I bought at Urban Outfitters awhile ago! The same could be said about capes, but lately I haven’t had any aversions to those either. Pair the two together, and you get my outfit of choice on a cold and dreary day by the beach in Cardiff, CA. Both pieces are what I would consider ‘loud,’ so I try to wear them with simple pieces, in this case: black leggings, a cashmere sweater, and thigh-high leather boots.

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Winter Brights

Winter Brights

Neon was so hot last spring, and is set to be on-trend again this spring. There’s no reason it shouldn’t be incorporated into our winter wardrobes as well. I think that the key to pulling off bright color, like acid green, in colder months is by incorporating it as a pop of color into an otherwise neutral outfit.

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