Subtle Mixed Prints

September 15, 2014

Sweater: Nordstrom | Shirt: Forever 21 (similar here) | Skirt: Choies (similar here & here) | Heels: Jessica Simpson | Bag: Forever 21 (only $33!) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelet: Nordstrom | Earrings: Kate Spade
I‘m breaking all the rules in today’s post: mixed prints, short girls wearing midi skirts (I’m only 4’11”!), and fake designer handbags!? Ok, so before you start saying, “You little rebel you”, here’s why this works. 
| Mixing Prints |
There is nothing wrong with mixing prints, if done correctly. Because of my small frame I can’t mix too many crazy prints because it will look overwhelming. So I stick with solid colors and add pops of patterns. Here I’ve paired small pops of gingham by layering a button up under a crewneck sweater and paired it with leopard pumps- a neutral for fall by the way. The two patterns aren’t directly next to each other so they compliment one another.
| Shorts Girls & Midi Skirts |
The rule that short girls can’t wear midi skirts is simply not true. There is a way to pull it off with just a few simple rules to follow. Most importantly is length. Midi skirts should hit just above the middle of your shin. Any lower and you risk looking sloppy. For petite girls, a seamstress or alterations specialist is your best friend. Because it’s almost impossible to find things that fit correctly in length, you should always have pieces altered to get the perfect fit. The second rule, is wearing the right shoe. Avoid shoes with ankle straps or any type of bootie that hits at the ankle. This cuts the leg off and makes you appear even shorter that you actually are.
| Fake Designer Bags |
When it comes to handbags, inexpensive isn’t a bad thing. Let’s face it, handbags cost a pretty penny and spending $1,000 on a handbag for most people isn’t realistic. The alternative? Finding similar styles and structures. I always look for inexpensive bags at stores like Forever 21 or H&M.; And just because you have a handbag that looks similar to a designer bag doesn’t make it fake. The faux pas is actually buying fake designer handbags with fake logos. Look for a bag with structure and excellent detailing that is similar to a designer bag. Just don’t try and pass it off as the real deal. 
Thanks for reading and happy Monday!