Muted Prints


"Prints are loud. Prints can only be paired with neutrals. Prints are hard to match. Prints are hard to wear. I'm not edgy enough for prints. Prints are for the summer.
All false."









Mandarin Jacket - Arkins // Asym Sleeve Sweater - Not // Pad Pleated Skirt - Not // Necklaces - Abby Carnevale (and this) // Booties - BCBG // Flash Tattoos - Lulu DK 

People are generally intimidated by prints.
Prints are loud. Prints can only be paired with neutrals. Prints are hard to match. Prints are hard to wear. I'm not edgy enough for prints. Prints are for the summer.
All false. Prints can be all those things but they are not always all of those things. In the Winter, I still like to play with prints. The best way to think about prints, especially when you're scared of it, is to focus on the colors. Play on subtle similarities on the colors and easy patterns. The checkerboard jacket and the patterned skirt unexpectedly compliment each other because of the neutral base. To maintain the same color family, I topped the skirt with a simple blue sweater. Add a different shade of blue, turquoise to be exact, to make it more interesting. In the winter, I would stay away from floral and tropical prints. There's plenty of other prints still in the game that suits the chilly season - stripes, polka dots, paisley, abstract shapes, and more. This look is great because muted prints are easy to wear but still comes off trendy. You can easily wear this look with boots and walk to the groceries, head to dinner in heels, and then drinks with the girls. It's still playful especially with the skirt yet subtle due to the colors. And my corporate #NECKBRKRS, don't be scared to incorporate prints! Some colors to play with are black, burgundy, gray, forest green, and brick. When I'm not ranting on about life, I can be pretty knowledgable on style. Ha!

Tomorrow is the Sweater Party event. You can buy this entire outfit and have some one on one styling session with me or just come by to shop and fill your tummy with sweets and drinks. All the event details are below. See you all there!



Photos by Pedro