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stripes go with everything, part 5: advanced print mixing

how to mix prints: stripes go with everything

 

 

Stripes go with everything…so when it comes time to experiment with mixing prints, why not mix a bunch of stripes together?

Wearings prints (and mixing them!) can permanently solve your problem of what to wear to work without looking boring.

This blouse and top combo is certainly not for wallflowers. But when you get down to it, all that’s happening here is black and white stripes with some red thrown in. Simple, classic, but in this particular combination, incredibly bold and certainly not plain!

The moira tote is a perfect tote bag to compliment this celebration of stripes.  Moira is also all about black and white and red (with a little bit of surprise gold in the lining!), and windowpane check is just another version of stripes, after all.

Does this kind of print mixing seem impossible? Maybe you want to start off with some simpler experiments…subscribe to the Insider’s List and I’ll send you 7 style experiments you can try right now. You’ll be fearlessly wearing prints in no time, and feeling happy and confident while you do it!

 

 

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the denim dress formula for the office

the denim dress formula for the office

 

The denim dress formula works for practically any occasion! All you need is a denim dress, an awesome bag, and any shoes. For a professional look, you can follow the same guidelines as styling a miniskirt for the office.

Just like wearing a miniskirt to work, clean lines are a must when you choose denim for the office, and this sheath dress from J Crew is a perfect example!

I styled it with the regina tote and a pair of killer red heels, because I think red and black is the ultimate in power color combinations.

Are you afraid of wearing denim to the office? It can be done! Check out the denim dress formula tag, and my Pinterest board all about high style denim for some styling ideas and inspiration.

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how to look awesome, effortlessly.

Fashion is supposed to be fun, remember? Getting dressed shouldn’t be a stressful thing. You shouldn’t be worried about “doing it wrong.”

I’ve styled a few outfits using the regina tote bag to illustrate three different strategies you can use to put together fun outfits that make you feel happy and confident every time.

Check them out and let me know what you think!

 

strategy #1: start with a print

how to wear shorts

 

 

Wearing a print automatically makes any outfit more interesting! Since most people are afraid of them, you’ll always stand out (in a good way!), and people will be impressed with your confidence and style.

Instead of wondering how to make a print fit into your plain, solid outfits you already wear, what about starting with a print and building your look around it?

Let’s say you find the cute little tank top shown above, and you’re drawn to it because of the colors. But you have no idea what to do with it.

Here’s the thing, though: you were drawn to it because you like the colors. That means you probably already own something that coordinates (remember it doesn’t have to match exactly)! Put that thing on (in this case, a cute pair of shorts) and then grab your favorite bag and you’re good to go!

Yes, it is that simple!

 

strategy #2: the denim dress formula

the denim dress formula: weekend casual

 

 

This is exactly what it sounds like, a fool-proof formula: Find a denim dress you like. Get an awesome bag. Wear it with literally any shoes. BAM instant awesome outfit!

With the relaxed fit of this particular dress and the sandals, this is a casual weekend look.

The formula works because denim dresses come in so many shapes, sizes, styles, and colors that there is one out there for pretty much any occasion. With an awesome bag and your favorite shoes, you are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd of plain black, ratty jeans, and boring t-shirts!

 

strategy #3: let your bag be the star

the regina tote and black and red

 

 

When you have a truly awesome and eye-catching accessory, there’s no reason you can’t make it the star of the show. In this case, the regina tote bag is interesting enough to make this outfit bold and bright all by herself!

Jeans plus all-black accessories make this outfit totally effortless to put together. I couldn’t resist picking a top with some interest and red jeans, but this outfit would absolutely still work with regular ol’ blue jeans and a plain top. That’s the power of an awesome bag!

 

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