I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.
The Mixed Print Look
I have been wanting to have this mixed print look for a long time. I had it in my head when I saw the obi belt in my closet, and KNEW it would work perfectly together. The purple and magenta in the belt, mixing with the purple and magenta in the dress, is perfection. I also love the bronze leather tie in the front, and how it matches up to the gold dots in the dress.
The prints work together because the prints are of the same scale as well. They aren’t too large or too small to not go together, although I will say a large print works well with a smaller print IF either one of them are more neutral in colour and/or size so that it looks more like a tiny print with a large graphic one, a little like this:
You can see how the dress is more of a larger scale, bolder graphic line, and then the shirt is a lighter, more neutral print that acts like a background print.
In this outfit, you can see the belt is a graphic purple + pink floral print that is larger and more messy, but it blends well into the more intricate, detailed print on the dress because they aren’t too confusing together. It almost looks like the prints were meant to be, and of course, it helps that I always tend to buy in the same colour palette of indigo, purple, magenta and fuchsia, so everything can mix and match quite well together.
As for the starfish bracelet, it was thrifted and I thought it went with the beach theme, being a starfish + beach… that’s it. I added the strappy high suede heeled stilettos because I wanted it to be more of a formal, less casual look.