Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to… layer stripes!

infinity scarf and sweater, LOFT; leather jacket, Michael Kors

The mixing of prints as a style has become increasingly popular in the last few seasons, so here’s my take on the trend. I wanted to play with the layering these stripes in the way that would be most pleasing to the eye (like Carrie Bradshaw, see below). Playing with the scale of the pattern is important when mixing any prints, which is why my scarf has wider stripes and my sweater has thinner stripes. And even though my scarf and sweater are both knits, since the scarf has metallic fibers it adds a different texture to the ensemble, giving the whole look more interest.  And lastly I chose different, but complementary colors (even though Carrie didn’t) to create even more visual interest

Carrie's version

Since layering prints has become such a mega-trend right now, I took inspiration from Carrie’s flight-to-Paris outfit. Since she paired vertical and horizontal stripes of different sizes, in the same color combinations, her take works more than equally well (because I’m more than slightly jealous of her striped rose applique).

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OOTD: Volume 3, accessorize yourself

Long overdue, but here is my..11th outfit at my new job. Can I take a moment to talk about how much I love infinity scarves? Because I really do. In fact I wish I had more (this one is my only one, but luckily it goes with everything in my closet!). My favorite part of this outfit though, isn’t what’s happening around my neck. Here’s a detail shot:

Tights, H&M; Boots, Nine West

Since in the winter I repeat outfits a lot, tights are a major way I mix things up. When Missoni for Target happened (and I got left in the dust) I missed out on a really cool and funky pair of zig-zag tights. Fast forward a few weeks and I’m rummaging through H&M to find things for my Halloween costume – be still, my heart! – I found a pair of tights so strikingly similar and definitely not sold out that I just had to snatch them up.

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