Posts Tagged: pattern

This Week I Love …

… stylist Elisa Nalin.

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And I know I’m not alone in loving her.

Most of the streetstyle swirl that accompanies the various Fashion Weeks bores me to tears, showcasing stuff that’s so expensive and over-the-top that no mere mortal could sport it. And the more subdued, normalish stuff is all black. Black, black, black, a little bit of gray to mix things up, and yet more black.

But a year or so ago I happened upon some photos of Elisa and absolutely swooned. Can you guess why? Yep, COLOR. Girlfriend is fearless in the color department, but also extremely skillful. She never looks like a bag of Skittles, but instead selects and groups her colors with grace and flair. read more

Reader Request: Incorporating Neutrals

Neutral-wearing advice for people who LOVE color

Reader Beth e-mailed me this question:

Sometimes–other than a collection of black pants—I feel like I buy too MUCH color. I just don’t feel drawn to neutrals. I am not afraid to mix color, but sometimes I think I’d like more neutrals in my wardrobe but they don’t appeal to me. I know I would it would make many more outfit options available to me.

If you’ll allow a bit of horn-tooting, I’d bet that reading these three posts will be a good place to start: read more

Gracey on Printed Shoes

Today I want to talk about printed shoes. I was actually hesitant to try printed shoes because I was afraid they’d be less versatile than non-printed shoes. But, I have fabulous news; Printed shoes are very versatile! And fun! So, you  know, win-win.

Leopard/Animal

Seeing as animal print is practically a neutral, animal print shoes are probably the easiest to wear. Personally, I like to pair mine with other prints. (And, apparently, pleated skirts.)

black pleated skirt, floranimal blouse, leopard wedges & skinny belt

vintage scarf print blouse, black pleated skirt, black tights, patent NW belt & animal print booties

Animal print is also great with solid colors, both brights and other neutrals. read more