A recent jaunt up to Midtown yielded the perfect OOTD photo op and the opportunity for every blogger’s favorite activity: wall hugging.
It was thrilling to see so many electric patterns on the runways for Fall 2012 — I’m excited to see how my favorite stores translate these runway trends. If you think you can’t take any lessons from the runway to your own closet, think again you silly goose! There’s plenty to learn from the masters of fashion, from shape to cut to layering. Let’s take a look at some patter-mixing examples from the Fall 2012 Ready To Wear shows.
What a crazy few days it’s been in NYC weather-wise! After extreme humidity settled in for the early part of the week, yesterday the weather finally broke courtesy of a torrential downpour, complete with hail. My twitter stream lit up with retweets of this insane Instagram photo showing the storm concentrating directly over Manhattan.
Note: This post was written by Shannon of Aesop to Oz on her previous blog Wardrobe Review. This post originally ran in December 2010 and is being re-printed here by permission. It fits right in with pattern mixing week! Shannon’s explanations and accompanying photos are terrific.
Tips on mixing patterns and prints into a successful, non-eyesore, outfit.
Large floral with small dots or stripes
Large argyle or plaid with ditzy floral or tiny dots
In the photo above…top row (l to r): Etro Paisley Print Dress, Etro Fuschia and Emerald Print Dress, Anthropologie Waves Midi Dress, Anthropologie Ruched Stripes Column Dress, Anthropologie Sweeping Stripes Maxi, Kate Spade Amanda Dress, Elie Tahari Rosalee Dress, Kate Spade Solar Miriam Dress. Bottom row: J.Crew Java Tunic Dress, Creatures of the Wind for J.Crew Sleeveless Zip Dress, DVF Shannon Mini Dress, Elie Tahari Ginny Dress, DVF Callista.
Fall 2011 was a very quiet year in fashion — subtle colors, long silhouettes, etc. Not so this year! Fall 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting season filled with brilliant hues and tons of pattern. All this week we’ll be discussing how to mix patterns and prints effectively in your summer-to-fall wardrobe.
I’m beginning to get my fall preview packages from various stores and some clear trends are emerging. One thing I’m noticing from both the runway shows and the clothing arriving daily is pattern. Lots and lots of pattern. So while it’s not quite mentally time to move onto fall clothing yet (despite what stores want us to believe) I think now’s as good a time as any to discuss some of the upcoming trends.