What I Have Learned About Fashion…From Children

I have learned a lot from the kids I work with over the years, but I never had thought that fashion sense would be one of them.  Kids are dirty and sticky and their not-always-fashion-forward parents are responsible for dressing them.  despite all of this, I realized that they have completely figured out some things without any help at all. So here is the first lesson:

Don’t be afraid to mix prints

Leopard print leggings with a floral cardigan, striped socks and a pokadot shirt? Yes.  An 8-year-old would also throw on a backpack covered in birds and heart embossed baseball cap, but as an adult, I would stick to mixing just a few different prints.

~ The infamous Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl mixing florals and looking very chic doing it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

50384089551013250_LIzgktYn~ This is an easier way to combine prints, a dress and a jacket. So cute!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mixing patterns
mixing patterns by Fashiontoteach featuring a striped jacket

Wrap top
anthropologie.com

Striped jacket
modcloth.com

Elastic waist skirt
modcloth.com

Poetic Licence Hot To Trot
irregularchoice.com

I like the idea of mixing patterns in black and white if you are still a little hesitant about trying to mix patterns.  After that, you can throw in a little colour with a blazer or heels.
What do you think about mixing patterns? How many is too many?

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