Monday, 1 July 2013

Mixing polka dots with prints and many more!




When i uploaded this picture of mself (left) sometime last week, i remember a particular comment "how is it even possible to mix polka dots with patterns" she wrote. Are you kidding me? Polka dots and patterns is one of the most beautiful (my favorite) approach to the whole pattern mixing trend (unless you're telling me i don't look nice in it *straight face*, lol). We all know that in fashion now, there are no rules any more however there are some checks and balances to keep in mind when going down this road.

The three most important things to be careful about is

1. Never wear them baggy
2. Keep both apparel in the same color family. Atleast match one or two colors together to give an illusion that they were meant to be worn together originally just like mine. I remember a friend asking me that night if i got the two together.
3. Minimize accessories - tone down in this area as your overall look might become overwhelming.

So if you have a polka dotted skirt, top or in any apparel, its time to get them out of your closets and get rocking in them. Checkout these few approaches i've put together and inspired by various fashionistas.

1. Do patterns like myself and Ashley Simpson above

2. Floral - if you are a lover of florals, here's your chance. This is a more girly and feminine interpretation. 



whats interesting about it is the fact that it blends out perfectly. As you can see from the images above and below, you can't really tell they are two separate pieces. 



3. Polka dots and stripes are huge - This is one of the safest ways to ditch the rules and not going way too over the top. See how cute they look?



Incorporate the stripes with a cardigan, blazers or sweater. and when you do so, remember to add a pop of color i.e shoes, belt or hand bags - so you won't just be head-to-toe monochrome



4. with lacy or water colored skirts - this also blends out real good.



5. If you are the bold/fierce type, go all in with a leopard print. How sexy does Jenifer Hudson look in hers!



6. with polka dots itself - be sure to keep the dimensions different (very important)



Even the very fashionable brothers are not left out. Very nice one on him hey!



The most important things to note - as i said, KEEP THE COMBINATION IN THE SAME COLOR FAMILY i.e ensure that you match atleast one or two colors from either your skirt, pant or top. If you look closely from my picture compilation, you'll notice that. Also when mixing prints, stay off baggy clothing - they could end up looking very unfaltering.

Hope you had fun reading. Be sure to give me your feedbacks. Kisses!

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Love,
SolaDunn.


20 comments:

  1. I love ur detail nd examples wen it comes to explanations as to any fashion matter!!! Nice one gurl!!

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  2. Hi Sola. Like ur printed skirt. Please where can I get one from?

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  3. barmmie creamy1 July 2013 at 12:03

    These pictures all look nice,buh sola Ȋ̝̊̅ don't like this ur combo it makes u look a learner in fashion world,just saying *lips sealed*.next time use a top that's not really bright in color.*winks*

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    1. hahahahaha!!! aren't we all learning now........xoxo

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  4. love ur blog...

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  5. I love ur skirt sola..polka dot on print aint bad @ all

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    1. Thanks April n anon 09:15. Got it from SA but probably look it up online for you.......xoxo

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  6. I love ur blog
    In my opinion polka dot on stripe Is a no no
    It dosent look nyc
    I know its a fashion risk,still it doesn't click @ all

    Just my 2 cents about it

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  7. ******I meant polka dot and prints/stripes******

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  8. I love ur blog Soladunn but am not sure I like d combo, Polka dot on prinnts..no its a no 4 me too

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  9. Sola ur combo wasn't nice at all,polka dot on prints? Hell No

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  10. yea the combo did not go together cause the details on the skirt is too much compared to the other pictures you posted

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  11. the pictures u used for your example are nice. but that of yourself u put up is a no no..

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  12. Hey sola.i love ur blog.do i get a follow bk if i follow u on twitter?

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    1. Lol, thank you! twitter? why not, i'd love to interact.........xoxo

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  13. I think the issue with sola's combo are the dot on her polka dot,they are to big.Luv ur Blog though.Dis is the first time I am commenting on any Blog.Keep up d Gud work Sis.

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    1. Thank you....do keep checking in. kisses......xoxo

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  14. I don't like d combo tho,but wud like 2 wear it,it's fashion!isn't it?@ sola,am in love wt ur blog cos am a fashionista,keep it up girl.
    ..........Lydiaaby

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  15. Sola ur combo is pretty cos u said if d both colours r in d same family dats its gonna be flaterring which u displayed,,,and u nailed it includin oda pix n points u displayd!u r jus d BOMB wen it comes 2 fashion.Kip it up gal*kisses

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