I don’t know about you, but I love me the occasional fashion blog. It’s the girly-girl in me. I like them even more than fashion magazines because they’re the voices of normal women, not style editors. In any case, they’ve all–fashion blogs and magazines–been in a tizzy for the last year or two about the lastest fashion must-do: pattern mixing. It’s bold, it’s daring. It’s adventurous and trend-setting. Do you have the courage to try, they all ask?
Maybe it’s just me but every time I look at a pattern-mixed outfit I can’t help but think that it’s nothing new at all. Every latin-american grandmother I have ever met has been doing it for decades. Your shirt and skirt have two colors in common? Voila–you’ve got an outfit. Here’s a classic specimen (right), just to prove my point.
I tried to find a few more examples to round out a whole Brazilian street fashion shoot for you, but of course when you’re looking for something it’s nowhere to be found. Definitely the week after I post this the Grandmas will all be back in full force, of that I’m sure.
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