Friday, January 28, 2011

Rules are Meant to be Broken

Don't wear white after labor day, Match your shoes and purse, you can't mix prints....blah blah blah! Throw out what you THINK you know in terms of fashion rules. [Mixing && Matching ] is in and matchy matchy is out! After all rules are meant to be broken, right? Let's hit the pics...

Mix those metals

{ House of Harlow rings $100 @ Revolve Clothing }

The days of the verboten mix of gold and silver accessories are gone! Jewelers like David Yurman seamlessly incorporate gold and silver into their designs, and who doesn't love the classic Cartier Trinity ring with its combination of three different colors of gold? Start off by pairing gold and silver bangles or wearing a chunky stainless watch with gold details. Ready to get a bit bolder?  Wear hoop earrings that don't match your rings, or layer necklaces in different colors and textures.
Black and Brown

Wearing head-to-toe black or brown can look harsh and evoke the formality of a stodgy uniform. Mixing black and brown adds an instant softness. One of the best ways to give visual interest to an otherwise monochromatic look is with accessories. Wear a brown pump with a black suit, a black bag with a brown coat, a chocolate belt with charcoal slacks. It's an unexpected twist that works for men and women alike.

Mix formal with Casual

{ Cable knit sweater with a cocktail dress...yes please}

{ Floral frock with a casual striped coat, LOVES IT! }

I love mixing high and low! Wear a flirty dress and swap strappy sandals for Converse tennis shoes. OR pair casual cashmere with silk or sass up a basic black dress with brightly colored tights. It's a more playful way of going about your day and because it's so unexpected, it looks fun and sophisticated all at the same time.

Double dip denim
With a new wave of denim in different weights, cuts and shades, you can mix and match to create a fresh look. Balance and contrast will help you avoid looking like you're drowning in a sea of denim. Pair a sleek denim pencil skirt with a denim jacket in a heavier weight or an inky tailored jacket with jeans in a lighter shade. Get creative and stay comfortable -- just remember the ultimate denim do: Vary the color and weight of fabric on top and bottom. Just please try to avoid this...


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