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Hey guys! Im Kaelah from Little Chief Honey Bee and I am back for our final installment of how to tastefully bend some fashion rules!
Let’s just teleport to the nearest music festival like Bonnaroo or Coachella. We can lounge on the grass and listen to music that makes us feel like we’re back in the 70’s. This dress features a pattern straight from the psychedelic era and it offers no apologies! How do you wear something so bright and vivid from a very specific time all the while trying to make it work for the here and now? Instead of getting wrapped up in the circular sunglasses, braided headbands and dream-catcher earrings, I’m going to attempt to make it more modern while keeping the most color possible!
1) The print on the dress is over the top, that’s no secret. I tried to keep it daytime appropriate by adding a sage colored cardigan which can be worn in any of the 4 seasons. The sage helps balance the browns and yellows of the dress, while still remaining colorful and fun.
2) Go for a structured handbag. It’s easy to fall into a slouchy boho bag or tote for this kind of outfit. They just seem to work well together. Instead, pick a pop color for the print and go for something with buckles and flaps! You can still keep it simple while looking like it’s actually on purpose!
3) Do something fun with your shoes! I wouldn’t necessarily recommend these for galavanting around festival grounds, but I’ve seen stranger things worn! From the knees down the shoes look like a statement piece, but when you see the whole package you realize they’re much calmer than you first thought!
4) Keep it solid. This goes against practically every fashion rule I have for myself, but that’s just my style! I love to pair the most clashing prints together, but sometimes it really works to just keep it simple. In this case the dress is so fun, vibrant and overwhelming that it’s more effective to block off chunks of color to make it memorable.
Be very deliberate about what pieces you want to make a statement. In any other situation, each of these pieces out without a doubt be an attention grabber, but they don’t look too over the top when they’re all put together. It’s all about proportion, hue and placement!
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