I was scrolling through my Instagram feed this morning and I came across a quote which in part inspired today's look. I think it's very true, and whilst I'm not usually one for stereotypes I do feel it's much easier for women to dress expressively than it is for men. That's not to say I don't believe in men's fashion, as there are some very stylish guys about, just that I think there's much more of a societal acceptance of women playing around with their image than for a man.
Whilst I don't agree that clothing is a woman's only form of art, there are some phenomenal female artists, musicians etc, I think this summarises my view of fashion. It shouldn't be limited to high end, your ability to express yourself via your attire and project a different image of yourself onto the world shouldn't be defined by your budget. I'm the first one to say I would love to spend much, much more than I do on clothing, shoes, bags.... (I could go on!) there are unfortunately other things which demand financial attention that are paramount to twenty-first century living.
Anyway, I'm rambling, the quote got me thinking about art and so I decided to try out a combination I've been thinking about for a few days. Print clash. I'm usually quite scared of mixing prints as I'm never sure if the look is too garish or if my creative vision is actually flawed - I expect it is in part! But I decided to pair my Topshop maxi dress with a crop top I thrifted recently for 99p which is originally from Boohoo.
|Hat, Dress and Boots: Topshop, Crop Top (worn under dress): Thrifted, originally Boohoo, Bag: Vintage|
|I quite like this clash of patterns, it feel's quite arty. The tie-dye print and the black patterned effect of the dress really felt like it both clashed and blended quite well.|
I'm having a bit of a love affair with summer hats at the moment, I think the fact that I'm currently trying to grow out my pixie cut has a bit of an influence on this. My hair does not want to grow and no amount of willing it to do so seems to be doing the trick.
I've definitely perfected the moody look now, it's the only face I have.
Hope you've enjoyed this post, what do you all think about mixing up prints? Have you ever had a print clash disaster?