Thursday, July 4, 2013

STRIPES AND POLKA DOTS

Most people shy away from pairing contrasting prints for fear they'll look crazy, but I'm sure by now you guys have figured out that I never shy away from prints or pairing them. I love experimenting with my looks and to tell you the truth, I never really think that things can't go together, because I believe one can always find a way to make things work. There is something beautiful about a nicely tailored striped shirt, and the vertical stripes on this shirt is actually quite small so it added a nice touch to this black and white clustered polka dot full skirt. Strangely I have a tendency to always pair stripes and polka dots together  (I'll give you guys another look at the pairing in a future post).  I have a great love for polka dots and stripes and I take them as they come, whether it's a dress, shirt, pants, skirt, anything and definitely any size!

Don't be afraid to experiment with contrasting prints, because when done right you will definitely stand out and we're all about making a statement aren't we? Have you guys paired contrasting prints before? Tell me about your favourite combo.

Polka dots and stripes
Polka dots skirt striped shirt

Full polka dot skirt striped shirt

pairing black & white polka dot skirt

black and white polka dot skirt paired with blue and white striped shirt

Outfit details: Shirt: HM Similar / Skirt: Forever 21 Similar / Belt: Aldo Similar / Shoes: Steve Madden Similar / Handbag: Aldo (old) alternative / Watch: Invicta Love this one / Opal necklace and earrings: Gift from my husband

Photos by Marlon

7 comments:

  1. I have never wear polka dots because I never know what to pair it with I don't even own a polka skirt nothing. But I am loving this look. Looking good you know how to make it work.

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    1. Thanks Juju, try it! believe me you will be in for a surprise, and if you're unsure you know I will help xo

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  2. Nice! I think one of the things that make the polka dot/stripe combo work is the size of either. Most times when doing combos there is one that would accentuate the other and I think the direction/pattern makes a huge impact as well. It's pretty much like u said anything can be combined you just gotta know how to work it. Strange enough though, I've never done stripes and polka dot, I would usually do a solid n pattern look. But hey, it's never too late to try something new. :D

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    1. Ruths, this may surprise you but the size doesn't really matter *gasps* yes, it really doesn't. I have seen bloggers pair huge polka dots with wide stripes or other prints and it's always fab! Maybe I can get you on the polka dot stripes train? Yes? Ok, we're in then :-)

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    2. Lol!! I guess I am on board. I'll certainly try it and see how it works on my body. ;)

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  3. Love this combination never thought polka dot would go so well with stripe. Thumbs up to this one.....I will definitely pair those two in the future.

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    1. Thank you Nakita, I am glad you are going to try the combo,you won't regret it. When you do, let me know, I would love to see a photo :-)

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