9/1/15

Flower Power


Once, I decided that black, navy and grey were no longer going to hold my wardrobe hostage, I added a lot of color and abstract prints.  Then in 2013 I introduced bold florals into my wardrobe, and I have enjoyed it ever since. 

With summer in full force, I ventured into mixing prints, wearing super bright colors and enjoyed the freedom it lent to my wardrobe.  Talk about my dressing becoming a conversational piece is too funny, but surprised at how others look forward to seeing what I would do next.


After reading A Pair & A Spare,  I turned to my closet and pulled out a few floral pieces, but decided that I didn't have the right floral top and bottom to pull-off the floral mixmatch.

Courtesy of A Pair & A Spare


 Also, with the floral pieces I have, the color and scaling were at extreme opposites and honestly it would have been too wallpaper daring and a likely chance I'd be attacked by bees.  

Instead for my OOTD, I donned my refashioned LBD and paired it with a refashioned floral blazer...and ...


...Floral pumps.... 




What was so interesting was others thought the shoes matched the jacket, until closer inspection...lol

What I learned about wearing mixed florals:
  • contrast the base color, light base on one garment and dark on the other garment;
  • it's safe to go with the same scale print;
  • avoid mixing fabrics and textures; and 
  • to finish off your look add a neutral color to ground the outfit.







Although I didn't pull-off a total mixmatch floral ensemble, I'm totally feelin' the flower power.  

Until then,
Have a Great Week!!!



14 comments:

Julie said...

Love the history of how you ventured outside your comfort zone. Great outfit!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to what you will wear next. Janie

Bonnie said...

I LOVE those shoes! I'm a floral, I think 1/2 of my closet is floral. I have to make myself sew up a stripe or a solid! You look beautiful, great job on the floral mix.

tkemper said...

You are so amazing. I love following your posts because you inspire me to do more. Do you have a Pattern Review account so I can see your work there?

Sheila said...

Thank you Julie !

Sheila said...

Thank you Janie !

Sheila said...

Thank you Bonnie ! Learning that floral makes for a great mix in ones wardrobe.

alethia said...

Beautiful, classic, bold, and traditional with a sprinklings of modern. I'm inspired by you sense of style.

Sheila said...

Thank you Tkemper ! Yes, I have a pattern reviews listed in the left side bar.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia ! So humbled to know I can inspire others.

Barbara said...

Great ideas Sheila - looking good!

Sheila said...

Thank you Barbara !

tkemper said...

I found you on PatternReview. Thank you! Theresa

Sheila said...

You are Welcome Tkemper and thanks for checking out my Review.