Print Mix: Hold the Accessories
Fall is definitely in the air (and in the shops), but we had one last push of mild weather last week that inspired me to make one last run at some print-mixing. I am normally not a big floral girl, but I found myself really drawn to this high-necked orange floral blouse. I love the Asian-inspired vibe to it, and it is a really easy piece to wear with just about anything. Orange and blue, as you have already seen here, is one of my favourite colour combinations, and works well in any season.
As for accessories…who needs them? Print-mixing is an accessory unto itself. In my opinion, the past few seasons have been about generously (if not over) accessorising. This trend of over-accessorising reminds me of the iconic Suzy Menkes, and how she rather acerbically questioned the validity of the street style squad her now famous article for the NY Times (titled The Circus of Fashion), calling into question popular street-style bloggers' validity as journalists and observers; referring to them as a bunch of "over-accessorised poseurs." Menkes may see poseurs, but I see a bunch of people who love fashion (and attention, yes) and are simply getting together and having fun with it. Sponsorships and invites to events may motivate some, but obviously that is the direction the industry has turned, and I could care less. Inspiration is inspiration, and I don't waste a lot of energy worrying about the "legitimacy" of it. Any time someone writes a "back in the good old days" argument to some change in an industry, any industry, I can't help but feel that there is an element of romantic, if not revisionist, historicism at work.
Having said all that, I'm still not wearing any accessories today. Nope.
Next floral top (last season), similar
H&M pants (last season), similar for a steal!
Nails: L'oreal After Hours