Welcome back to another Pattern Juxtaposition blog post on Refresh Daily, where I share different combinations of fabrics that I think are FUN when put together. As the combining of patterns continues to be a trend, I am having a great time mixing and matching different pieces in my wardrobe for some fashion outside the box!
I don't know if you're into this trend yourself or not, but maybe you might just see something when you shop that catches your eye that you might not have tried before, and it may be time for you to try something New!
The image to the left is the combination of three pieces: a blouse and tank purchased at Cynthia Elliot Boutique and patterned jeggings purchased at Khol's.
I love how the rich reds and browns from the jeggings and the blouse complement each other as well as the V formation in the design pattern in both pieces. These are one of my favorite pairs of pants, not only for the pattern on the fabric, but they are super comfy and RED, one of my favorite colors to wear.
In the image at right, I'm showing an up close of a larger view of the blouse pattern. I just love all the layering effects in this design with the gold dots over the turquoise pattern and the white dots over another pattern. It's very busy visually but not in an overwhelming sort of way.
In the image to the left, I have pictured the three- strand necklace recently purchased at Stein Mart, featuring round stone-type colorful beads in greens and blues, which I just love as well as sheer acrylic-type square beads in greens and golds. I have found these shades to work with many of my wardrobe choices so this was a great find!
What patterns do you enjoy wearing? Do you prefer stripes, Vs, polka dots or over-sized elements? Do you have these in your wardrobe now? If not, record what you would like to add to enhance your collection of pieces to showcase your current fashion preferences. Perhaps you can sketch a pattern in a your journal or sketch book, something that interests you and catches your eye. It's well worth paying attention to what you are drawn to!
Art Journal Prompt:
Peruse a fashion magazine or one that shows the style of someone you admire and use it as a focal point for an art journal spread and write a small entry about why you love it. What kind of essence does it exude? How would that make you feel wearing it?
Have FUN with your Fashion choices and don't forget to try something new. You may be surprised how much FUN you have when you're wearing it!
Copyright 2015 by Dawn Herring
Copyright 2015 Images by Dawn Herring
Dawn engages in many roles, from Writer and Artist to Creative Visionary and Social Media Director, basing her Strategies from her vast experience as award-winning, life-long artist and Host of #JournalChat Live for all things journaling on social media, offering encouragement and information to other journal keepers. Dawn's focus is on journal keeping, artistic expression, positive change, and personal empowerment leading you to leave your authentic and positive mark in the world. Dawn is a watercolor and collage artist, daily doodler and writer and enjoys sharing insights, humor, and encouragement as she shares from her life experiences as a woman, wife, mother of two grown daughters and as a Skip-Generation Grandparent to a special needs grandson. She enjoys keeping a journal and reading spiritual texts to help keep the light on. Have a fab day and may joy find you in the most unexpected places.