Does the thought of pattern mixing, accessorizing, and bright colors get you excited; or does the thought of it all, make you want to crawl up in a ball and hide?
I get it, it’s easy to wear black, navy and grey – heck, I do it all the time! But, wouldn’t it be kinda fun to mix things up a bit? Get out of the basic rut?
When I found this DVF dress over at Poshmark for $40.00, I knew I had to have it.
I love each and every one of the cheery bright colors; and, well it’s a DVF – at $40.00, what did I have to lose?
Thing is, I had planned to wear this dress for work – with sensible sandals, maryjane pumps or my DVF ‘Rimini’ coral lace-ups, for an after-5 look. As we all know, with online shopping; you never quite know what you’ve ordered, till it arrives. Such was the case when my bright dress arrived; at about 3 inches shorter than my other DVF wrap dresses. Hmmm, now what?
After some thought; I let go of the idea of “work dress”, and decided to style this shorter style wrap dress up as a casual dress – for everyday.
With flat sandals, the dress went from career or cocktail; to lunch with girlfriends. Feeling daring, I grabbed my zebra print Michael Kors tote,
and piled on the gold – voila!
STYLE TIP: When mixing up patterns like this zebra tote, and wildly colorful dress; I look for a common color. The dress is actually grounded in brown (not black) as is the tote, making them harmonious together. Note: my sandals are the same tone as the handle on the tote bag. As far as jewelry, keep it simple – layering on what you like; keep it clean, in the same tone – to not confuse things, with all the pattern that is going on. Since my shoes and bag both have gold hardware; I went with gold jewelry.
I felt colorful and happy; wrapped-up in this dress. So much so, I wore it twice in one week!
How do you feel about pattern mixing?
Does the idea of mixing patterns make your stomach churn?
What about wearing bright colors?
Do you struggle with how to pull all the accessories together?
I can’t leave you all; without a quick sale update from my favorite retailers!
NORDSTROM Summer Clearance starts today with up to 40% off thru 9/11- loads of new markdowns!
A few of my favorites:
Matty M Military Vest, now $52.80 | Current Elliot Cropped Straight Leg Jean, now 40% off | Hinge Military Jacket, now $59.50 | Caslon Draped Utility Jacket, now $34.50 (DEAL!) | Burberry ‘Leightonbury’ Quilted Hooded Jacket, now 50% off! | Joie Cargo Jacket, now 40% off | Levi’s Hooded Utility Jacket, now $99.90 | Bailey 44 ‘Rene’ Cold Shoulder top, now $59.00 | Vince Camuto ‘Saraya’, now 40% off (lace up sandal in nude and black leather)
My favorite Paul Green Sandal, the ‘Hana’ is now 40% off!
NORDSTROM RACK Clear the Rack Event starts today thru Sept 5th with up to 75% on clearance!
ALEXIS BITTAR take 25% off almost everything on the site; including clearance with code SUMMER16
ANTHRO SALE ON SALE! Take 40% off, on top of sale, over at Anthropologie + free ship today! Loved the Solstice Dress? It’s now under $100.00, plus an extra 40% off. Reviewed and styled on the blog HERE | Anthro Dressing Room Reviews HERE
BODEN clearance is now up to 70% off! Some great deals on now!
Drop me a line down below; with any questions or comments. I love hearing from you all!
Make this last long weekend of summer, a colorful one!
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