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Mix It Up!

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania striped top $270 – vanmildert.com  Raoul sleeveless shirt $305 – brownsfashion.com
Burgundy blazer $29 – chiarafashion.co.uk Floral skirt $32 – maurices.com Bc shoes $70 – modcloth.com Theory Shoes $345 – theory.com 
Mulberry satchel bag $1,650 – net-a-porter.com GUESS collar necklace $30 – guess.com Oscar de la Renta engraved cuff bracelet $395 – net-a-porter.com
Stacking bangle $12 – boohoo.com Kate Spade tie ring $58 – katespade.com Kate spade jewelry $48 – lordandtaylor.com Jacket nymag.com Tote bag cosmopolitan.co.uk
 
One question we consistently get asked by our clients is how to go about mixing & matching patterns & prints. There are no how – to’s or steadfast rules that apply and most of the time playing around in your closet is the best way to experiment. But there are a couple of tips I can lend to help make the process a little easier. 1. Stripes, polka dots, & simple repetitive prints are a good jumping off point. 2. Floral’s work great because they usually contain a variety of colors. 3. It doesn’t have to “match” it just has to go. 
 
In the example above both outfits work because they follow all three of those guidelines. They do not match but the colors compliment one another. The prints and patterns on the tops are simple & repetitive which doesn’t cause them to distract from the pattern on the skirt. The shoes add pops of color that again do not match yet work while looking effortless and put together. Floral’s are very big this Spring and what takes them to the next level is pairing it with something unexpected. Fashion is fun and should reflect your personality without trying too hard. So try it out in your own wardrobe and send me a picture if you have questions! 
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A Peter Pan Moment

There is something about a little girl (or big girl) in a peter pan collar that I am loving.  It’s so Audrey Hepburn inspired and sweet and vintage all the things that make a fashion moment great. Here a just a handful of all the lovely items I found on Etsy – all three I want to incorporate into my daughters wardrobe asap. At 4 years old her biggest fashion influence is Zooey Deschanel … actually Zooey and her music have been all she’s talked about since she was 2. I think all of these are very Zooeyesque and would meet me kiddo’s definite approval. Oh and Zooey if you are reading this – Sofia would like to invite you to her birthday party.

1. Modern Beige Dress

2. Blue Pokka Dot Dress

3. Floral Fox Skirt & Blouse

4. Tweed Coat

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