Posts Tagged: pattern

Reader Request: Finding Fun and Warm Winter Tops

brands for warm winter tops

This suggestion came from Eternal*Voyageur:

I would love suggestions for finding warm winter tops / knits. Most of the stuff is sooo boring: either simple figure-hugging long-sleeved blouses, or knits that are either shapeless or again body-hugging.

When I graduated from college, I had a vast collection of long-sleeved t-shirts. I was so self-conscious about my body’s shape that I shied away from layering, assuming that adding more garments to my outfits would automatically add more bulk to my frame. Since then, I’ve learned to layer without lumps and also discovered that my own favorite cold-weather looks are generally layered: Jacket or cardigan, inner layer, scarf, jeans, boots. Most of my winter tops aren’t terribly exciting on their own because they’re meant to be part of a group! But I do have some ideas and tips for finding eye-catching, cozy winter tops. read more

Originally posted 2012-11-14 06:17:38.

Print Mixing for Beginners

print mixing how to

I admired the look of print mixing for AGES before I finally felt comfortable enough to give it a whirl myself. I still tend to play it safe, and I still believe that this post from Unusual Form is just about the perfect primer for aspiring print mixers. But I thought I’d share a few simple tips for those of you who feel curious but unsure. Most of these are far less daring than the three-plus mixes that some folks concoct, which may make them feel tame … but hopefully will also make them feel do-able! read more

Originally posted 2012-04-11 06:29:21.

Power Thrifting

thrift shopping tips

Thrifting takes time. Even a seasoned thrifter is unlikely to pop into a thrift store for 20 minutes and emerge with a few great finds. Thrift stores are generally large and slightly disorganized, so shopping trips will be most successful when they’re relaxed and un-rushed.

But there are plenty of ways to make sure you stay focused and on-task when you do thrift, so you don’t waste time faffing about with stuff you don’t need or want. Here are some tips that will help you up your thrifting game: read more

Originally posted 2011-11-18 06:33:47.