Posts Tagged: pattern

How to Wear Eye-searingly Bright Colors

Big, bold brights are on the docket for spring, and I’m guessing that scares the PANTS off some of you.  And even if you don’t care about trends and are, therefore, still in possession of your pants, I’ve got some tips for ways to wear fabulously bright shades without looking like a Rainbow Brite doll.

TAMP ‘EM DOWN WITH DARKS

Yes, I love to wear intense, bright red right next to my face. It is my favorite color, after all. But in this outfit, I’ve paired it with a dark navy dress, which turns that blaring brightness down considerably. Utilize dark jewel tones, deep blues and navies, or really any deep shade to tamp down your brights. read more

Originally posted 2011-03-15 06:32:40.

How to Style Printed Shoes

how to wear printed shoes

I’ve been drooling over the various printed shoes and sandals that are flooding the shops this season, and since the amazing folks at ideeli¬†were kind enough to send me a pair of pumps from Desigual’s new line of footwear,* I thought I’d whip up a post about printed shoes. Mostly because – if I’m being honest – they challenge me.

And by “challenge,” I mean “stymie.”

Now, I realize that this is subject to taste and preference, but I find animal prints to be far easier to style: read more

Originally posted 2012-04-03 15:00:42.

Reader Request: Clothing at a Distance

How to assemble outfits that look great at a distance - for speeches, presentations, and the like!

Jori sent this question via e-mail:

Recently at an airport I noticed a woman walking toward me from some distance away wearing what appeared to be an odd combination of colors. But when she got closer I could see her dress was not actually a solid color but rather had a very detailed print that wasn’t evident from far away. There were colors in the print that actually matched other parts of her outfit, so up close she seemed very put together. So: I was wondering if you had any thoughts about how to dress if you’re going to be seen from a distance – for example, anyone who gives presentations in a large room. (And also how to “test” how you will look from a distance, since most of us stand fairly close to our mirrors when we get dressed in the morning.) read more

Originally posted 2013-01-16 06:45:28.