Are You a Fashion Nightmare? Or a Fashionista?
My sister often accuses me of mismatching my clothes on purpose. But I don’t go in my closet every morning and say, “Hmm… what can I wear today so I won’t match?” I choose clothes based on what I think goes together, and oftentimes those are colors or patterns outside the norm. So I fully endorse what I have written here.
Accessorize to Maximize
Wondering how to indulge your Technicolor fantasies without looking like a five-year-old? Fashion-forward femmes know that, these days, color is totally in—and the safest place to get away with it is by “mismatching” your shoes and bag (and, yes, in the same outfit!).
All Bruised Up
Forget that old rule about blue and black not matching. Belt up with black over blue, or slip on some onyx heels. It’s all good—you may even want to throw in some purple or yellow accessories for good measure. But you don’t have to take our word for it—these designers show that you’re never too bruised to be fierce.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Sometimes you have the guts to buy that outside-of-the-box, hard-not-to-notice garment that you know full well doesn’t match anything in your closet. But once you get it home, you don’t quite have the moxie to actually wear it in public. Take heart. You can dress like you’re in Wonderland without people thinking you’ve been smoking out of the wrong end of the hookah pipe. Take a gentle pattern and mix it with a bold one—like the polka dots and pastel plaid shown here.
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