OUTFITS: Black and White Pattern Layering

I love combing patterns in unexpected ways to create interesting graphic outfits. These outfits play with that concept using current print and shape trends. For prints, I used tribal, geometric, typography dyeing, and a combination some of those. For clothing shapes, I midi pencil skirts with fitted or flowing tanks. Casual graphic tees with fitted midi pencil skirts are an unexpected combo. It's a nice way to combine your casual clothing with dressier clothing, though the skirt prints could be considered casual as well. For jewelry, I chose statement necklaces that coordinated with the prints of the outfits. Most of the tanks have necklines that are open enough to accommodate large statement necklaces nicely. For bags, I chose clutches that have fabric, beading and other design elements that compliment the clothing prints and necklaces. For shoes, I chose heels with prints and design details that complimented the rest of the outfit. I chose heels instead of flats, because a midi skirt's hem ends mid-calf and this can make legs look stumpy. Heels of course help elongate legs, which is greatly helpful with a midi skirt length. If you find the chosen shoes and bags too busy with the rest of the outfit, consider solid black options. However, you can still make them interesting by choosing ones with pleating, punched fabric, textured fabric, beading, or special hardware. Of course, this whole concept plays off the black and white color trend, for which I've been featuring recently.

Pattern Layering


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