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The pattern on pattern trend is here to stay for a while. It’s a
beautiful concept that us regular
people can incorporate into our wardrobe very easily. We might not be walking
down a runway anytime soon but that doesn’t mean we need to shy away from this
popular style statement. Balance is everything when it comes to motherhood and
we should adopt the same rules when it comes to fashion.
a bold pattern with a subtle one, the look becomes cohesive rather than
jarring. Layer that with a solid and you have yourself a refined outfit that
borders daring but stays within the “safe” guidelines.
the colder season I head straight for darker colors. This year, I wanted to
reach out of my comfort zone and welcome lighter colors by reinventing the
existing pieces we had in our closets. I lived in this tunic in the summertime.
It was an easy cover-up at the pool or something I would wear to the market
with cut-off shorts. This season, I chose to pair it with a heavy tweed skirt
because the pattern of the embroidery was reminiscent of the houndstooth
pattern of the skirt. Even though they’re not identical, optically, they
coordinate with one another.
love about my daughter’s wardrobe is how interchangeably the pieces are. It’s a cost-saving philosophy and something I recommend to
every parent who wants to buy quality clothes for their kid and get the most
out of the money they spend. These leopard print shorts easily transitioned
from warm to cold weather just by layering them with tights. A color in the
floral detail of her top ties into the peach of her shorts, which makes it make
both outfits together by wearing similar black faux fur cover-ups and shoes of
the same texture and color. Underneath, our clothes are very different but the
pattern on pattern idea is prominent. This just goes to show that you don’t
have to wear the same thing as your tot to represent a united look.
Individuality is as equally important as style so I wanted both of us to look
and feel like ourselves.
1. J. Crew embroidered tunic (last season’s –
find a similar version here.)
2. Vintage lace cami
3. Vintage tweed houndstooth midi skirt (from my own mom’s closet)