Poodle prints and polka dots are two things that for me call to mind the 1950s. Interestingly enough, the 1950s did not inspire this outfit. On the racks, I found this sweater too cute too resist, and thought it would be fun to pair it with another black and white print. As much as I love the large Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney-inspired polka dots this season, I personally find smaller scale dots easier to wear. A couple of tips I've learned about how to mix prints with ease:
- If you mix two prints that are in the same color family, it looks effortless because color becomes the unifying factor that ties the pieces together.
- I prefer to keep the scale of the prints similar. For example, a thin stripe with a small to medium floral print, or a large plaid with a thick stripe.
- Have fun with mixed prints. The effect can be creative and eccentric.
*For more insight into what inspires my personal style, how I got started in the fashion industry, and what trends I'm loving for fall, check out this interview I did for FashionBFF.
Wearing: Forever 21 poodle print sweater, Cotton On skirt, H&M faux fur scarf, Daisy Fuentes envelope handbag, and Forever 21 heels.