Down Under

You know what bugs me? Finding outfits that I absolutely adore, only to discover 8,000 other women in my town own them [no offense babes]. But it’s bound to frustrate knowing you spent all that time searching for pieces that work specifically for you, for that perfect night//weekend//week out, only to see said neighbors Instagramming the same damn thing the same damn day. BUT, you know what fixes this problem [until this post goes public]? Shopping in Australia. Shit, you don’t own a private jet? Me either.

Enter solution.

SABO SKIRT is my 2016 pick of the year. I know, I know…it’s only February. But as it stands today, their styles are the most sexy, most chic, most boho-heaven, AFFORDABLE pieces out there right now. Yes, I did just said the “A” word. #HELLO. Their lookbook alone will have you dreaming you were on Bondi beach like now & you won’t even have to hide the bag when it shows up on your doorstep, because you didn’t break the bank.

PS: all my 2016 brides-to-be, these are some of the most perfect bachleorette, bridal shower, honeymoon pieces around. 

Don’t know where to start? Here are my favorite picks, that will be making serious appearances in my Spring//Summer wardrobe [click-through pics to shop]:

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Happy Shopping, babies.

Xx.

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Mix It Up

I’ve had a few readers asking my thoughts on mixing prints & I’ve decided to put together my fool-proof guide to perfecting this look. Mixing prints can be incredibly uncomfortable, difficult & just plain…weird, if not executed properly. Below are my guidelines to understanding what prints can be deemed “neutrals” & how to make even the most outrageous print work alongside another print.

Rule #1: leopard is a neutral [yes, I really did just say that]. It goes with literally every color & hue & adds an elevated element to every outfit, particularly those among other prints. One of my favorite examples of this is the picture below; the checkered button-up with the pop of candy-apple red & leopard to top it off, is print-mixing perfection:

leopard mix

 

Rule #2: pair opposing sizes; if you choose to rock bold, wide stripes, be sure to contrast them with a tighter, more subtle print. Remaining organized & put-together is still important for this look, regardless of how far you wish to push the limits. Such as the following; the polka-dot print is small & tight, while the stripes are bold & overstated. This helps visually balance out the look, helping the prints work together rather than apart.

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Rule #3: keep it in the family; regardless of which shapes & patterns you choose to pair together, be sure that they are in the same color family. [Click here for a quick lesson on all things color wheel] The biggest trick to perfecting this trend is to follow the true colors in each fabric. Find a common color that brings the look into one fluid outfit & highlight it. Sometimes it’s even more interesting to choose the less obvious of all of the colors. See below:

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Rule #4: be subdued, but loud; throwing in camo prints to different looks is the perfect introduction to this type of styling, as camo is very understated & can be deemed a neutral. Add in a bold-colored accessory or two & you’ve got yourself your first mixed print fit. Helpful hint: camo’s best opposites are coral, leopard print & stripes:

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Rule #5: it’s all in how you wear it; be bold with this look & trust your instincts. Personal style is about letting your clothes do the talking, so if you love your look, allow that confidence to shine through the way you walk, talk & carry the outfit:

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Now that you have some basic tools for this type of styling, be sure to attack your closets & create a look that speaks for who you are & what you love. That is the entire purpose of fashion, ya know. Happy mixing, readers! Xx.