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Mixing Patterns, Men and Women


“I don’t consider my own clothing to be outrageous… The truth is that people just don’t have the same references that I do. To me it’s very beautiful and it’s art, and to them it’s outrageous and crazy” – Lady Gaga

In the past people followed fashion rules or guidelines but like everything, style has evolved and a common trend popping up is the mixture of patterns that would not normally ever been paired in the same outfit. This is a great technique if you are in need of an update to your clothing but do not have the budget to buy a bunch of new pieces. I stick with one rule when mixing and matching, keep the colors alike if you are going to clash the pattern. Keeping the same palate is appealing to the eye and will make your outfit look put together instead of a ‘hot mess’. Here are a few examples for women and men mixing and matching clothing. Enjoy, -Kelly

Stripes and Floral are a common mix, keeping the red in both patterns matching makes this outfit pop.

Another example, the gray in both pants and shirt make this one.

Different patterns of floral with the same pink color.

The black and white color combination is perfect for this spring look. 

Great every figure!

Mixing of different sized polka dots with layering. I think this is the easiest one to try and experiment with.

A scarf is a great way to start mixing patterns. Its a piece that can be used for a pop of color and pattern

I love this look, a touch of dalmatian spot and a bold colorful stripe.

A Perfect work outfit.

With men it’s a subtle mix. This jacket is the perfect way to start for men, a piece that can be removed.

A good reference for trying to mix stripe on stripe for work- shirts and ties.

This look is for the bold dresser, ambitious for any guy.

Staying in classic colors that match work the best.

Love the polka dot shirt and a plaid tie. Good for casual or work.

Stylewatch Feature – Lupita Nyong’o


   Hi All! I wanted to start a style-watch post every month where I will be featuring someone in entertainment and/or a fellow blogger that is killing it on the red carpet or online, on their blog. The first person I chose is Yale graduate, Lupita Nyong’o. ‘Well spoken, educated, graceful and classy’ are a few words that the media is using to describe a woman that is changing the face of what America perceives as beautiful.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Kenya and now living in Brooklyn she has been spotted out and about everywhere. She is up for an Oscar for her portrayal of Patsy in Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years of Slave’ but in case you missed any of her recent dresses/outfits please take a look, she has been on Harpers Bazaar’s Derek Blasberg’s Best Dressed List since Autumn 2013 for a damn good reason.

Enjoy! -Kel

 At the L.A. Film Critics Association Awards

At the SAG awards

 Leaving the CAA Golden Globes Award Party

At 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival

 At the AFI Awards

 At the Critic’s Choice Awards

 At the Golden Globe Awards

Now the only question left is: what will Lupita wear on tonight at the Oscar awards and will she win? Tune in to find out !

On A Budget


“It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.”

— Alexander McQueen

I decided to do a challenge, find a few pieces to add a little life into a Spring wardrobe, each item being under $50.00. I used only 6 stores: Old Navy, H&M, Gap, Kohls, Target, Forever 21 and American Apparel for this task. These are my picks for a mom, career lady or just the every day fashionable woman on a budget. Enjoy!



H&M, Fine-knit Sweater, $17.95, http://www.hm.com/us/product/25403?article=25403-D

Forever 21, Tie-Dye Zippered Top, $19.80


Old Navy, Women’s Tie-Front Blouse, $29.94



Gap, Essential heathered V-neck T, $22.95,


Target, Women’s Short Sleeve Tiered Top, $12.99


H&M, Lace Top, $14.95


Blazer & Cardigan

Target, Women’s Ponte Collarless Jacket, $29.99


Forever 21, Free Spirit Kimono, $19.80


H&M, Loose-fit Pants, $29.95, http://www.hm.com/us/product/23106?article=23106-C

Forever 21, Everyday Skinny Jeans, $7.80


Old Navy, Women’s The Pixie Skinny-Ankle Pants, $34.94



Kohls, LC Lauren Conrad, Lace Leggings, $20.00



H&M, Pencil Skirt, $34.95


American Apparel, Stripe Full Woven Skirt, $38.00



Forever 21, Surplice Lace Romper, $24.80



Target, Mossimo Womens Sleeveless Dress, $29.99


H&M, Maxi Dress, $17.95


American Apparel, Fine Jersey T Dress, $27.00



Old Navy, Women’s Denim Pointed Ballet Flats, $22.94


DSW, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Leopard Print Sneaker, $49.95


Target, Women’s Sam & Libby Viva Strappy Heels, $34.99



Kohls, LC Lauren Conrad, Palos Verdes Tortoise Oversized Square Sunglasses, $30.00


Forever 21, Forever Cool Cutout Necklace, $9.80


*H&M, Shoulder Bag, $9.95


Why Am I Excited for More Voices On the Studio Blog?



In a nutshell.

Love, Beth