Pattern Mixing To The Max!

A shift in the season, and my ever changing hair color, left my brain feeling drained of creative ideas but, luckily it was nothing a magazine binge couldn’t fix.

Spring style outfit: Target white lace crop top, vintage thrifted red floral skirt, thrift yellow carpet bag, red flower necklace, Punky Colours green hair, vintage red kitten heels

Magazines are my go-to source of inspiration with Pinterest, bloggers, and street style following close behind.

Our mailbox was stuffed to the max on Saturday with almost every fashion magazine I subscribe to, so I carved out a chunk of time and had a major catch-up sesh with the latest and greatest in what people are wearing.

One page stuck out to me more than any other and it was the basis of this entire outfit.

Spring style outfit: Target white lace crop top, vintage thrifted red floral skirt, thrift yellow carpet bag, red flower necklace, Punky Colours green hair, vintage red kitten heels Spring style outfit: red flower necklace

The idea came from the pages of a May 2016 issue of InStyle magazine and the concept was “mad maximalism”, which I took as wearing simple pieces but in a really over-the-top way like pattern mixing. (They define it as more is more. I love both ideas!)

I was instantly drawn to this purse I thrifted last summer (remember that haul?) and this skirt I got free, also found in a previous thrift haul.

The skirt was a recent DIY project where I hacked up the hem to make the length suit me better and I feel dumb that I didn’t do it sooner. Sometimes simple tasks intimidate me and I put them off. For shame!

The classic shape appealed to me while the pattern was really something exciting. I paired it with an equally exciting white lace crop top and this red flower statement necklace. How could I not?

Spring style outfit: Target white lace crop top, vintage thrifted red floral skirt, thrift yellow carpet bag, red flower necklace, Punky Colours green hair, vintage red kitten heels Spring style outfit: Target white lace crop top, vintage thrifted red floral skirt

Altogether I feel like I look like spring, if it was a person. I don’t even mind that I sort of resemble a flower because of my green hair and all the crazy floral print!

This is definitely a style I want to revisit in the future. Do you think you’d take on the challenge of wearing a bunch of loud pieces together at the same time?

Spring style outfit: vintage thrifted red floral skirt, thrift yellow carpet bag
outfit-details-02Old Target white lace top, $4
Thrifted skirt, purse, and shoes, about $5
Old Wal-mart flower necklace for $1 & .75 cent earrings (whuut? please go check your clearance shelves, everyone!)
NYX lipcolor in BLS17

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  • Rachael

    Those pieces look great together!!

  • Anna Martin

    Love that skirt so much. <3 The necklace is super cute and your hair is positively awesome!

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

  • OMG I love this so much! The pattern and colors of the skirt are so bold and beautiful and the bold necklace is just the perfect accessory to go with it!!

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