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.
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.
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!)
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?
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?
Old 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