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THE MASH-UP: Take 1

It’s Monday and the week is only starting, so is our new series of posts! Did you like our trend of the week? I am really enjoying preparing this looks for you. Mash-up allow us to play with our creativity and that’s my favorite thing to do. That is why today I have one crazy mixture of textures and prints. Polka dots, pleats, navy stripes, flowers, patches and woven shoes? It sounds crazy but it sure looks good! Let’s start with a selection of garments, mere ideas so you can head out the door, look for similar ones and start mashing-up (I do not intend for you to splurge on a $1,500 blazer, but there’s always the much more affordable steal version).

SELECTION

BLAZERS:

Think outside the “solid blazer” box. Look for different and interesting prints. Textures like sequins, velvet or jacquard make perfect ingredients for a successful mash-up.

  • McQueen red & gold printed blazer
  •  TIBI leopard, fitted blazer
  • Unconditional silver sequin blazer

TOPS:

From knits to sequins, a mash-up top is easy to find. If you look closely, you might have several candidates inside your closet. A lace blouse, a printed t-shirt, anything with a detail might work.

  • Marcus Lupfer black lace blouse
  • Adam sleeveless sequin top
  • Jason Wu fun printed blouse

SKIRTS

You can walk the fringe road, or perhaps you’d rather go with the leather one. Either way, if it looks good and it’s printed or textured, you have a winner.

  • Michael Kors fringed skirt
  • Antipodium Blissin printed skirt
  • Marc Jacobs leather pink skirt

LOOK OF THE DAY

This time I wanted to go cute all the way. That’s why I chose this Nasty Gal skirt with an asymmetric hem. It has pleats and polka dots, that makes it real mash-up material. I tucked in a neutral t-shirt with a floral design on it from Warehouse. You can find it at ASOS. To cover up, I’ve given you polka and flowers, how about some stripes? This shapely, navy, and white blazer is from Nasty Gal. Rembember those English professor jackets with elbow patches? This original Modcloth tights have that fun detail, but this time over the knees. For the shoes, more mix for the mash! This pair of navy, woven beauties are from Bionda Castana and are available at Browns.

For the purse, some green is just what the Doctor ordered. This beautiful bag is from Golden Goose. Jewelry? A kitsch and floral watch from ASOS, a multi bracelet from Modcloth, an enamel one with stripes from J. Crew, and our beloved ARTY from YSL in peacock green.

There you go! Did you enjoy our mix and match? Did we hit or miss? I’d love to read your comments and thoughts on this edgy and risky take on this trend. Have a lovely week y’all!

All the details about this look can be found at FASHIOLISTA.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

Texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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