Fall Fashion Trend: Mixing Patterns
Mixing Patterns is a Fall Fashion Trend that cannot be ignored. At least, thats what the emails coming into my inbox this past weekend were indicating.
Lucky Magazine covered 13 Patterned Pencil Skirts in their mailer while Daily Candy’s coverage was fittingly titled: How To Mix Patterns Without Looking Psycho. I am going to cover my fav’s from both of these articles and a few tid bits in my post tomorrow, but today I want to show you how Ginger mixes patterns including a FABULOUS eBay find I got a few months back: this Anna Sui Multi-Color Cropped Top.
Anna Sui is someone that I just cannot get enough of. Year after year, she shows her mastery of marrying quirky with couture, It almost always lends itself to some vintage influence of yester-year which makes her label one of the first I shop each new season.
To continue my tips for Summer-Fall transition pieces…
(You can see my first post on this here, InstaStyle: 1950’s Housewife)
…cropped-tops are great to incorporate with a longer skirt (as I have dnne today) or pants as the temperatures start to cool off and you still want to hang on to the wardrobe of summer. By keeping the color palette summer-y, but letting the hem-line of my skirts descend to a more fall-appropriate length, I have achieved a look that can last as long as the temperatures will allow.
There are a few pieces in this styling post I want to highlight. The first is the Cynthia Rowley skirt I am wearing (on the right). I found this piece at a sample sale and, let me tell you, it is HEAVY. I tried it on anyway, and thank goodness I did. Because of Cynthia Rowleys impeccable cut, the skirt (while probably weighing 20 pounds) hangs easily on the hips and keeps it’s structure to show off the fabulous design she has created with the large circular stones.
I also want to highlight my vintage cage bag (I am guessing it is from the 1960’s). This piece is so unique; I think I need a pet bird to take with me when I wear it, no?
Mixing Patterns is complimented by the over-the-top accessories I chose for these outfits. For Lindsay, I gave her red vintage Christian Dior frames, an over-sized lucite necklace, my favorite Christian Dior purple-blue handbag (also covered in InstaStyle: The Color Purple and Christian Dior, Gypsies, and My New Favorite Color), fishnet socks from Forever 21, and teal leopard print shoes by Dolce and Gabbana. These killer shoes can be seen on Jeanne in this post covering Patterns, Dolce and Gabbana and Long Hemlines For my accessories, I chose retro frames from Target, a necklace from The W Boutique (I have worn many times including Fascinators, Nacho, and The Polo Classic), earrings I just recently found at Aldo, a vintage cage handbag, and shoes by Alexander McQueen.
Designers and Labels
Lindsay (on left):
Top: Anna Sui
Skirt: French Connection
Sunglasses: Christian Dior
Handbag: Christian Dior
Shoe: Dolce and Gabbana
Ginger (on right):
Top: Tara Jarmon
Skirt: Cynthia Rowley
Necklace: Unknown from The W Boutique
Shoe: Alexander McQueen
Photography by: Chris Knight, www.chrisknightphoto.com
Styling by: Ginger, www.ginger-snap.com