It comes as no surprise that season after season, designers provide us with extensive print options. From argyle to plaid, there are always sartorialists willing to add extra punch to their collections. For spring/summer 2013 designers like Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui and Balenciaga opted to go a step further and mix prints within one outfit.
Floral with plaid, gingham with graphic and so on. To pull off this look, trial and error is your best bet. Sometimes I’m shocked that some pieces that really have no business going together, seem to fuse so nicely.
One tip is to pair colours – mixed shades of a single colour tend to work together. Another tip is to mix patterns with complementary colours. If one piece is predominantly purple while the other is predominantly yellow, it may look fabulous together because, for the most part, purple and yellow match.
Once again, it’s all about trial and error if you decide to mix patterns. Have fun with your clothes and use the runways shots in this post as inspiration!
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It’s been a wild start to the week on The Peacock Parade. Why, you ask? It’s Spring Steals Week!!! The already amazing prices you’ve come to expect from The Peacock Parade have been reduced even further. Designer goods are up to 90% off the retail price. Seriously, you shouldn’t even be reading this blog – just head straight for the site!
Everything you need to complete your wardrobe will be available all week. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out on these awesome deals. So far, dresses perfect for summer events and complementary accessories are currently available. Stay tuned for shoes, mixed separates and more.
What are you still doing here? Get shopping!
Sure, shorts and flip flops are a must for the long weekend, especially when you’re at the cottage. Some of us, however, will be staying put but that doesn’t mean we’re staying in. Long weekend barbecues, fancy catch-up dinners with the girls and date nights mean your clothes need to be way stylish throughout the weekend. Having said that, chic and comfortable is ideal for the Victoria Day weekend.
An oversized, brightly hued top can be your best friend. It’s comfortable and trendy. What more can you ask for?
Printed leggings are perfect because they’re stretchy (for dancing, perhaps?) and they make a cool statement versus classic black.
If you decide to go the t-shirt and jeans route, there’s nothing wrong with that, but complement the look with a dazzling necklace or statement earrings.
Who doesn’t feel feminine in a summer dress? For cooler evenings top with a denim jacket or cropped blazer.
One of the most feminine features in fashion has to be ruffles. Blame your ornate childhood dresses and Bo Peep baby wear, but ruffles are quintessentially girly; they’re also one of Spring/Summer’s hottest trends. Balenciaga and Givenchy used ruffles throughout their collections, often in not-so-subtle ways.
It’s easy to fall under a ruffled fashion spell. Despite being very girly, they can also be sexy, like the costumes of a Spanish señorita. The ruffles can appear on the sleeves, at the collar or on the skirt and alter the vibe they give off. Like many fashion trends, ruffles are best to be worn in small doses, if not you’ll end up looking like the aforementioned Bo Peep. I’m a huge advocate for balance, so if you’re wearing the waves on top, keep it simple on the bottom.
Check out how some of the world’s top designers used ruffles in their collections. Let us know if you’re keen on donning them.
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