The forecast for spring and summer 2019 trends all have one thing in common: prints! Last year, fashion week proved that the louder, bigger, and bolder a print is, the more we will be seeing it for the upcoming season. Print mixing typically has had a reputation for only being for those who enjoy taking risks with fashion, but no matter your style, there is a way to mix prints without straying too far from your personal comfort level. I’ve gathered some inspiration below to inspire you to embrace print mixing, from modern minimalist to bold risk taker.
Combine Checkered Patterns
Pair With a Statement Blouse
Stick to the Classics
Invert The Color Scheme
Mix Your Stripes
Utilize a Statement Piece
Mix Your Accessories
Find a Patchwork Piece
In the past year, we have seen vibrant colors take center stage: neons, coral, bold blues and pinks, so it’s a bit surprising that beige and brown has been such a focus of spring 2019 runway shows and trend reports. So how and why is this safe color tone competing with other playful and daring colors and trends? Beige can be used to complement stronger colors, bold fabrics, and textures. And because of all the saturated colors that have surrounded us in the last year, beige can now be used to stand out or make a statement in itself.
Take a look at some ways to style beige without feeling bland.
Mixing different shades of beige and browns will create a chic monochromatic outfit.
Beige doesn’t have to mean boring; a playful print brings the safe color to a whole new level.
Accenting a bold color choice with a beige accessory or layer will subtly subdue your look.
Unexpected fabrics, like silk or leather, add an unexpected refinement to beige and brown color tones.
Mixing different textures with different hues of beige add interest and define each layer of the outfit.
Instagram has become a hub for fashion inspiration, including my own daily outfits when I just can’t muster up the energy to be creative with winter dressing. When temperatures drop and your outfit ends up being covered by a giant coat anyway, it can get discouraging and I often become lazy.
I’ve been using Instagram lately and taking note from my favorite bloggers and street style stars of the winter coats they are wearing and how they are styling them to incorporate them into their outfit, not just using them as a separate outer layer. Take a look at the winter coat trends that are currently taking over Instagram #OOTDs.
A necessity if your winters are frigid, puffer coats were long accepted as simply a way to stay warm, but recent updates to the silhouettes now have puffer coats becoming a fashion statement rather than a burden.
Wool Wrap Front Coat
Play with the silhouette of your typical leather jacket and find a longer length leather coat to add an edge to your winter wardrobe.
New Year’s Eve is the biggest fashion holiday of the year. Anything goes: sequins, velvet, statement pieces, prints, metallics! But after 6 weeks of indulging, family and friend parties, traveling, and holiday stress, dressing to the nines might be a bit overwhelming. Not to fret, it is possible to dress comfortably and festive to celebrate the last of 2018 and welcome in the new year. Take a look at 5 ways to go from comfortable to comfortable chic with a festive twist for New Year’s Eve.
A metallic silk slip dress with strappy heels may sound perfect for kissing the year goodbye, but save yourself the pain of sore feet and bitter cold by pairing a slip dress with sneakers and a chunky knit.
Have the holidays snuck up on you with no time left to even think about all the outfits you still need to put together for parties? This time of year is about spending time with loved ones, appreciating and reflecting on the year, not about stressing through wardrobe choices for a white elephant gift exchange or Christmas dinner. Putting together a festive holiday outfit can be less stressful than you think if you keep it simple. For your inspirational pleasure, take a look at my 6 tips for putting together the perfect last minute holiday outfit.