The photo of the girl in the gold skirt on the top left is one of my favorite street style images lately. She’s got a very arresting gaze, and her look is so eclectic and interesting. It makes me want to know her story.
Top row: The Locals, Stockholm Streetstyle
Middle row: Vanessa Jackman, Hel Looks
Bottom row: Stockholm Streetstyle, Streetstyle Aesthetic
Are you adept at mixing patterns? I must admit that it’s not something I’m very comfortable with or good at, but I admire people who can pull it off. Though some people do it well instinctively, I think with practice you can develop an eye for it. Here are some tips I found, though some of the examples below successfully break all the rules!
- Rule of threes: three colors, three patterns, max.
- Stick with the same fabric. Silks OR cottons, not both.
- Use one “home base” color, and make sure everything you’re wearing has at least a little of that in it.
- Use similar prints, but in different scales.
- Pile on the prints, but keep the silhouette traditional.
- Treat leopard print as a neutral.
- Pair basic patterns with more complex prints.
Do you have any pattern-mixing tips?
1. Floral + floral
Where did u get that
2. Black and white stripes + dots
Girls Off Fifth
I’m trying out a new storefront. It’s more clean and uncluttered than Etsy, and I like that it’s my own little place. It feels kind of like moving from dormitories into an apartment, though I’m not leaving Etsy. I don’t have everything listed there yet, but I’m slowly adding items. Check it out here.
For a long time I’ve been wanting to add jewelry to my shop, and lately I’ve been experimenting with some jewelry designs. I just finished and listed these waxing and waning crescent moon earrings:
These tote bags technically aren’t new, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared them here. I’m trying out some double-sided designs.
“Sic itur ad astra” is Latin, and it roughly translates to ”thus you shall go to the stars.” Listing here.
For my housemate Karla’s birthday I made this lemon almond yogurt cake, which is gluten-free because she’s sensitive to gluten. I was a bit nervous about baking without gluten, because I haven’t done much of it, but this cake turned out wonderfully.
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