I'm a stylist - so I work with tons of different color, pattern, and style combinations on a regular basis. I balance what a client likes most with what works best for her lifestyle and bodytype with what makes her feel amazing. But, I do have some favorites - specific colors that I love together, prints that I always enjoy playing with, and style themes that I juxtapose for fun and interest.
So what are my (current) favorite style combos???
NEUTRALS & TEXTURE
Texture is an incredible way to bring interest to an outfit, without relying on color or print (or shine!). And it gives you something to play with all day - brush your hands against your velvet pants in a less-than-exciting work meeting, or encourage someone to touch your soft-as-a-kitten fur jacket if you want them to get a little closer.
PINK & BLUE
When I talk about pink and blue, I don't intend to conjure notions of pale baby blue and soft blush pink. My favorite pairings are strong pinks - from incandescent hot pink to blazing fuchsia to saturated dark pinks - balanced with the coolness of navy or cobalt or something in between.
TWEED & FLORAL
Tweed and floral are a texture and print combo that I return to, year after year. Maybe it has something to do with the contrast of a traditional menswear fabric against a decidedly womanly print, or when hard and soft marry in one outfit - but I will always enjoy it as an unexpected way to embrace fall.
MASCULINE & FEMININE
Wearing men's-inspired pieces with feminine styles is a modern way to build a look with interest and some intrigue. Much like tweed and floral, it's the joining of two fashion opposites, which is always a bit of a surprise - and who doesn't like a surprise?
STRIPES & OTHER PRINTS
As I was selecting photos for this blog post, I was in a bit of a quandary. Do I go with stripes and florals, one of my style go-to's? Or do I stick with geometry, and choose stripes and dots? Maybe stripes and mini-prints? And then I realized I love it all - stripes are such a dependable print, and they offer unparalleled (pun intended) support to multitudes of other pattern options - so why pick just one?
So now that you know my favorite style combos, what are yours?