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Am I the only one that likes to challenge themselves when getting dressed?
Ah yeah. Don’t answer that. I already know I’m weird.
Just for the thrill of it (I know my definition of “thrill” may need to be reevaluated) I decided to combine bold florals, plaid and paisley prints together.
Wear Three Different Prints Together
I didn’t do the easy peezy “cheater’s method” of combing three different prints by choosing small accessories or shoes for the prints…these are all large pieces.
My Top Tips To Combine Three Prints Together
#1 Matching Colours
Ensure one colour from each print matches one of the other pieces. I matched the blue rose from the jacket with the plaid shirt and then some of the burgundy roses from the blazer with burgundy in the skirt.
#2 Different Sized Prints
Often people will tell you combine different sizes of prints, one large and the others small thereby creating one focal point. The eyes will automatically gravitate towards the larger print. It is an easier method but one I didn’t use here as both the jacket and skirt have similar size prints.
#3 Combine Colour Tones
Another tip is to combine similar colour tones. Everything is a bit muted in my outfit.
#4 Use Tone On Tone Prints
Using tone on tone prints aren’t as distracting to the eye. They read more like texture. The tone on tone paisley pattern on the maxi skirt looks like texture and makes it easier to combine with the other two prints.
What do you think?
Personally I gave myself an A but I’ve been known to be a bit of a pushover when it comes to grading myself or my pug.
Combing pieces that wouldn’t normally go together is a great way of extending your wardrobe.
If you enjoy secondhand shopping like I do it is a perfect opportunity to hone your print matching skills without breaking the bank.
You can see me combining the same maxi skirt with another print here.
I’m wearing the blazer in another outfit here.
Are you a fan of combining prints to create visual interest in an outfit?
What was the highest number of prints you managed to combine in one outfit?
I like to know what I’m up against. My competitive streak is fierce.
How much of what you read is real?
Does social media influence your decisions?
How do reviews and hype influence what choices we make?
How Social Media & Hype Influence Us
Do you ever rely on reviews to help you make decisions about purchasing items or services online?
I frequently rely on reviews on TripAdvisor, Amazon or other websites to help me choose one product or service over another. I’ve been reading about how many reviews online are fake and created to ensure a higher ranking on Amazon or TripAdvisor.
Did you know there two websites created to help you spot and separate fake reviews from the real ones? Fakespot and Review Meta analyze online products and reviews so you can weed out the fake from the real.
Do You Trust Your Own Senses?
A friend shared some interesting videos with me recently that I’d like to share with you. The first one is about fabricating a fake restaurant in London and creating enough hype to achieve a number one ranking on TripAdvisor. This is the video…
They managed to achieve the number one ranking beating out eighteen thousand other restaurants without ever serving a single customer.
After they achieved the number one spot they decided to create a real life restaurant in the prankster’s garden. The food served was terrible, cup-o-soup and frozen ready-made lasagne dressed up to look fancy and yet people continued to rave about the restaurant even after having sampled the subpar cuisine. People no longer trusted their senses above what they read online.
Do You Form Your Own Opinions?
The next video was about creating a fake model for fashion week wearing the most ridiculous items they could think of which included some plastic air filled packing bags and prison shoes…
This proved again that people are gullible and easily influenced when forming opinions. It is twenty nineteen’s version of the Emperor’s New Clothes.
The Most Important Item When You Get Dressed Is Confidence
A positive take away from this prank is something we all know, if you have enough confidence you can wear anything.