Mixed prints and Crop tops

My rules for mixing prints are simple:

  • Like Colors 
  • Like Patterns 
  • Like Sizes 

If your patterns fit two of these rules, your safe to mix! Of course, with art there are no rules, but consider this a starting point. In the pieces I chose, we have two different stripes, both with white back grounds. So we have like patterns, and like colors.  

Look 1: Brunch 

This beautiful skirt is another vintage gem handmade by my grandmother. But I found some that you could create similar looks with at Lord and Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and She-Fashions. The high waisted silhouette is just right for pairing modestly with this top. Keep in mind that this could also be worn to work with a blazer or cardigan. 

 I decided to take a risk by adding a touch of contrasting pink into the mix. Even though there’s a lot going on, I think it works because all of the pieces are in classic, streamlined shapes. I used the pink watch to add balance by bringing the color all the way through the outfit, instead of focusing it in one spot. 

Look 2: Baseball 

 I wanted to transition this look into something I could take my kids to baseball practice in later in the afternoon. So I threw my white shortalls on over my crop top, and pulled on these cute Steven madden sneakers.  

I’m still mixing prints with the black and white striped top, and the black and white speckled sneakers, but in a more subdued way. And the coveralls hide any skin that may normally be peeking out of the top. 

 

I hope one of these outfits inspire you to step out of the box with your look! Just love yourself, your style, and have fun 🙂               

                     Taylor, with love 

Let all that you do be done in love. 1Cor. 16:14

A Casual and Chic Sabbath  

  Had a beautiful Sunday service today. I got to solo one of my favorite songs “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North. 

It’s just starting to get warm here and I couldn’t wait to break out the maxi skirt and sandals.  I started with this gorgeous black mesh pleated maxi skirt. One of my favorite vintage treasures, this was handmade my beautiful grandmother. But you can find similar ones at Forever 21Urban Outfitters ,and New Look . I tucked this classic black and white striped top into it. The pattern adds interest to the outfit, while keeping it simple and chic. 

 I finished it off with some black and gold plated minimalist sandals, a few gold bangles, and a swipe of my favorite red lipstick. Have a wonderful week everyone!

                          Taylor, with love