Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mixing Floral Patterns / Madmen Style







Dress: Vintage 50's chiffon, Cardigan: J. Crew, Platforms: Jeffrey Campbell Floral Tapestry Foxy, Purse: Chanel, Coat: Vintage Swing Coat with Mink Collar, Watch: Michael Kors

I adore themed outfits and enjoy expressing concepts through my clothing. In this particular ensemble, I'm evoking the royal gardens of Versailles, or a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Gardens are composed of a carefully curated mix of flowers.I absolutely love to mix prints to achieve a similar effect. I used to mix in solid neutrals, such as white/cream blouses and cardigans, but fortunately I've grown more adventurous as my personal style has developed through the years. 

This outfit works because all of patterns come from the same color family, and compliment each other nicely. The subtleness of the floral print of the 50's chiffon dress act as a neutral, which allows me to wear this J. Crew cardigan with a much more abstract large print, without clashing with the dress. This particular chiffon dress is also very versatile because the multiple colors in the dress could also be paired with solids from the blue, green, and pink family. I'm also wearing my favorite Jeffrey Campbell Floral Tapestry Foxy Platforms. I'm convinced these babies go with everything because the print is intricate enough to be treated as a neutral.

I seriously wear this look to my office job regularly. It's always nice to bring your own garden wherever you go. :]

17 comments:

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    1. Thanks, I made this desing in the past weekend;) Yes, I'm from Poland. It's such a great news that you've visited my country! Some people don't even know that it exists. You should definitely visit other parts of Poland in the future! Each place has different landscape, we have sea, lakes mountains... and all of it is filled with history. I'll follow you too! x

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  2. I love this look! I'd definitely wear this to work as well. Your blog is really cool, just browsed through your old posts. I love your style and attitude :)

    Your coat=awesome!!!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  3. You are very pretty! I loved your look.

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  4. Thank you for the kind words. If you'd like to track my style progress, please add me on Google Friend Connect! I finally figured out how to add the icon. :]

    Will be following you ladies closely as well.

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  5. beautiful outfit <3 your blog is ivery lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
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  6. you're always one step ahead

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    1. Thank you Michelle! Yes, I love your style. I'll follow you via bloglovin and facebook as well!

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  9. Awhh i love the color, green <3 You look so beautiful :)) Your bag is to die for!
    Im following you on gfc :)

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    1. Thank you! I love your hair and style. I'll follow you too. :]

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  10. Wow! very very fantastic ;)

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