It might be safe to say Cinco de Mayo is my favorite fashion holiday. Any excuse to don loud, colorful pieces all at once gets my vote. These shorts, made in Peru, are basically a wearable celebration. Party pants to the max. They’re also insanely comfortable, with an elastic waistband perfect for indulgent picnicking. Blake and I headed to Southside Park, which we can see from our window, to do just that. We just passed our one year anniversary last weekend and, since he’s working on actual Cinco de Mayo, we thought we’d catch the sunset while munching on some apps. A full dinner of homemade fajitas commenced later in our kitchen while we caught up on Mad Men. We really need to cook at home more often – it was really good!
I picked up these pieces at Supply x Deeda, and I am in love with the power clash. Any time you’re wearing a loud print in an equally loud color, and are tempted to reach for that tee, just think to yourself, “maybe I should really go for it.” I mean, power clashing takes confidence and it’s a look that really pays off when you do it right. So, how to do it right?
- If the main pattern is thick with loud colors, pair it with a piece that has a dainty pattern and a simple color palette (as shown here in black and white)
- Dare to add even one more pattern with your shoes, but do make sure the main color is reflected somewhere else in your outfit
- If you’re breaking all the rules by mixing patterns, it helps to adhere to the skin balance rule – if showing skin on the bottom, show less on top and vice versa. This one’s pretty flexible though, since I can totally see a tank working with this look as well
Aaaand this is how Blake does picnics.