Print mixing is one of my favorite weapons of style. I love the idea of pairing polka dots with plaids, florals with stripes, or even a coupling of different abstract prints gets me going. There's something so chic, so individually earnest about being brazen enough to mix prints, to think outside the box, and get rid of the idea that color stories have to be complimentary.
Everything is complimentary, if you call it so.
The kind of woman who matches her bra to her blouse, her blouse to her lipstick, her lipstick to her polish; this will never be me. I'd rather mix it all up, wear alternative pops of color to add some edge, and feel playful in prints or unlikely textures, rather than be stifled by the status quo; what is that anyway?
'Left of Center',
has been a phrase I've heard so much recently, and it's really stuck with me. The idea of the rule being that there is none; this pertaining to everything from how we dress to the kind of music we listen to. Where we travel, how we as a society choose to live; eccentrically, originally, with character. The impression that individuality in wardrobe, is just as compelling as telling the world who you are without saying a word.
Your wardrobe - like your attitude - speaks volumes. And, sometimes, what's fundamentally 'fashionable', is to just be you. Fuzzy sweater, faux under-cut, a pair of work-boots and all.