What does it mean to mix styles (and how to do it correctly)
Today’s article again risks being the shortest, just like the one about underwear. The topic is extensive, I touch on it in every second article (if not with words, then with examples-pictures for sure) and I’m not going to stop. But we need to be clear. To mix styles means to combine things of different styles in one image (so far it sounds like “to cook borsch, buy a pot and beetroot”, but wait). Things of different styles-this means that each of these things completely belongs to the same style. One-to-one. And the second-to the second. And other things can be neutral-minimalistic. Or belong to one of the first two. Here I am not sure that it is possible to deduce the exact formula: how much and what style to mix with what. (But I’m sure that over time you can learn to see it).
But let’s understand the main thing. And this can be described in words quite clearly.
One thing — one style. Items of clothing that combine both sports and evening dress-alas, sad monuments of our promiscuity, which, triple alas, are too well sold for manufacturers to find the strength to stop this conveyor, day and night riveting styles “the line-that and the side of the bow”. Evening dress can not be decorated with a hood or pockets. Down jacket — can’t be fitted with lace. Sequin jeans. Wedge shoes. All this looks as ridiculous as possible. And, by the way, I didn’t know where to mention my dislike of Polo shirts, so this is the place. A sports shirt is neither a sport nor a shirt. Therefore, no one needs to wear it, unless you are a typical lean old American woman (I’m talking about looks exclusively), relentlessly chasing a ball, caddy and husband around the Golf course. And Yes, an elongated version of this shirt, which is called a dress, also does not enrich your image in any way.
Here they are, my antiheroes:
A mixture of romantic ruffles and a business trench coat made a great blanket for a newborn. But not outerwear for an adult Reaper
The down jacket didn’t turn into an evening dress because of the plentiful use of lace. I just became a piece of misunderstanding
I will be happy to find a picture where a woman in this dress does not look like an orphan. I haven’t found it yet
Jeans are not pajama pants. Don’t be confused
If you combine the fatal shiny latex with a children’s print on a delicate background, you will get an excellent oilcloth. But you don’t need to wrap yourself in it and imagine that it’s a dress.
All. Mix a classic coat with a sports sweatshirt. But we leave the hooded coat on the shelf in the store. You can wear sneakers with classic trousers, and stilettos with sports trousers. But sneakers with heels (like from even already invented) – no, you can not. One thing — one style. Be vigilant, don’t let yourself be deceived.