18 Feb 2010

Tis The Season To Wear Pattern - Style Dispensary and Topshop Scarf Giveaway!!!

As some of you maybe a where it is the season for being bold with colour, pattern and texture, so I have decided to do a series of three Style Dispensary sessions, partly inspired by a Style Dilemma/ question recently posted to me by the lovely Emma on how to nail this seasons trend for clashing prints!
A great way to add texture or pattern is through wearing a scarf, as a thank-you to all my lovely followers I'm holding a Topshop scarf giveaway details in the top right of my side bar, good luck!

I have always been passionate about print's as well as colour's and texture's, so this spring season, I am so happy that all three are well and truly in the mix! Many women like My Passport to Style follower Emma, who classes herself as a petitie gal, feel scared of using pattern in their wardrobe, but it really is so valuable in helping personalise your look and flattering your unique bodyshape.


So what's the key rule if your scared of all the buisy prints out there like Emma? It's really simple if your a petite, there's one rule, either wear a dress, or mix up your prints polka dots with stripes for instance, but wear the same colour.This will allow Emma to benefit from the interest and dimension's created using print, without swamping her petite frame!Here are two great examples of how to wear this look. The first is  a skirt and top from Boden, they are masters in suppling wonderful prints and colourways, if your struggling to pull this look together, visit them, for a mouthwatering selection! The 2nd look that I created for Emma which I'm really excited about is a neutral look from Warehouse. These accessories not only help create a more urban feel, but offer great value as they can easily make the transistion between tribal and this seasons take on the nautical look effortlessly!  


For those of who are petite or just want to buy into the clashing print look a  dress is one of the most stress free ways, below are a few of my favourite pieces from Urban Outfitters! Enjoy!


Adore the clashing strawberry print and black stripes in this classic 50's shape -urban outfitters

Clashing prints in silk can look so elegant and serene even!- urban outfitters


Starr Crow said...

WHOA, i'd never think to match prints like UO did on that last dress, but it's gorgeous.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

That chair is so fun and whimsical! I love that last dress from Urban....going to check it out :)

Patty Ann said...

I definitely agree bold colors are very in! Sometimes it is difficult to wear loud colors though haha especially when other people play it very conservative! I just noticed my picture on the side bar :) thank you so much you are very very sweet!!

Patty Ann
AlphaBetaChic Blog

iheartart said...

Hi Sharon - that chair is magnificent! So how does wearing clashing prints work if you are, let's say, not so "petite". I love the look but worry that it may add a whole new dimension to my girth.

Angela said...

I am not a huge print person but I can definitely see prints are stylish. xo

Winchester Manor said...

Hello Sweet Friend!

What a wonderful post and I need to add some color and pattern to my wardrobe. Your examples are beautiful....love the outfits you chose for Emma and the dresses you featured are gorgeous!

Looking forward to future posts on this topic!


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm loving mixing patterns right now. So much fun!

LyddieGal said...

As a shortie, I will definitely keep this mind when I mix prints!

Unknown said...

Hello, I hope you don't mind but I have tagged you over on my blog! suzie.xxx

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Love love LOVE that Urban Outfitters dress Sharon - I spotted it in Manchester last weekend! Roll on payday ... :-)

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