Glancing Girl here…
Today we’re creating an outfit inspired by the design of the room posted yesterday.
Brace yourselves – you might not be ready to embrace this one – but I promise you, it works.
Let’s start with the skirt. I chose the bright fuchsia color because it’s the color that anchors the room together. You see how the room is drawing different styles together, right? The color is one of the components creating the harmonious blend that’s happening.
Let’s throw in some pattern…notice how the bateau top contains whispers of the fuchsia but jazzes it up with some blue and yellow?
Okay…moving on to the shoes. I love, love, love animal prints and you can use them in so many ways, with so many colors and patterns. These pumps work with this outfit in the same way the prints work in the room – the caramel of the cheetah print picks up the yellow in the top, and looks smashing with the pink tones as well.
We’ll add a little bling, choosing something gold because we’re working with a warm palette here. If the animal print was zebra, I might choose silver or platinum instead.
Brace yourselves – this is pretty wild. I’m going to add this clutch. Yes, the grape shade does work because it’s echoing the royal blue of the top. If the additional color has sent you right over the edge – CALM DOWN! You could do pink, or a creamy caramel instead. Even a rich patent leather brown would work. Making one of those choices would create a more conservative look, while the grape takes a little dance on the wild side.
Mixing patterns and colors can be intimidating, so be sure you choose an anchor – preferably a color. If you mixing patterns – do it with patterns that are small, rather than really bold. Notice how small the cheetah pattern is on the pumps, allowing the flowers on the top to be the more dominating force. Now, go mix it up!