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 ...
What was so interesting was others thought the shoes matched the jacket, until closer inspection...lol
What I learned about wearing mixed florals:
- 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.
Have a Great Week!!!