Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Work Your Prints!

When is print too much print for the workplace? This is a commonly asked question and commonly poorly executed by men and women alike. Mixing prints at work can be risky, but just as rewarding, if done correctly.

The first thing to consider is what's appropriate for your work setting.

If you work in an artistic environment, mixing prints in a bold way can be totally fine. HAVE FUN! Feel free to mix stripes with florals; animal prints with camouflage; geometrics doubled up. Be as expressive as you'd like.  As long as you feel comfortable with your look, then wear it with CONFIDENCE!

If you work in a more conservative environment, subtlety is your best friend. Going wild with prints may not be as welcoming at those 8:30 exec meetings! Stripes and florals are totally fine, but pass on the animal print and camouflage.  If you keep your color scheme similar, your mixed prints look will be flawless!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Balancing Act: How to Soften a Hard Look

When pairing a leather jacket with motorcycle boots, adding the perfect soft touch can make your look go from "Hard Rock" to "Rocker Chic" with ease.

Just think 2:1 ratio. Don't be nervous- this is NOT a math lesson! For every 2 "hard" pieces you have on, add in 1 delicate piece. For instance, if you have destroyed jeans and a motorcycle jacket, grab a pearl necklace or lace top to layer on. Don't forget, makeup and your hair style also play a major part and can be included in your 2:1 equation. The right ballerina bun can also play down the toughness of your look.

Color choices must also be considered. Pastels and cool colors add an instant delicacy to any look and can be inserted to tip the scales in the right direction for your completely pulled together look!