27 May 2015

DD's Style File - Bigs & Littles

I'm a big fan of print mixing, but sometimes things can come off a bit too bold or unexpected for more conservative workplaces. A great way to make a style statement in a more subdued way is by sticking within the same color family and same print, just varying the size.

Working with white dots on a black background is a striking contrast anyway, and since I have a small frame, especially my upper body, I went for a smaller print up top, transitioning to a similar yet larger print on the bottom. Creating a nice variation.

Top: Express
Skirt: The Limited (similar)
Shoes: Guess via eBay (similar)
Bag: Express (similar)
Necklace & Earrings: Old

As my saying goes, "I believe pearls are just chubby polka dots," so it was natural to keep things simple with an extra long pearl necklace with a classic knot and pearl studs. The print and colors of the top and skirt could totally stand alone as a statement, worn instead with black pumps and a black bag. But I felt like being a little extra and chose to add pops of color instead.

And if dots aren't your thing, no worries, this doesn't only have to work with such a standard print or color palette, here's a few other examples found on Pinterest:

1, 2. 3, 4

Mix & Match Fashion

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