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Catching Rae

Mixy Matchy

Occasion: Client Closet Clean
Dress Code: Casual
Outdoor Temps: 68°F
Activity Level: Moderate
Wearing: Elie Tahari jacket, Current & Elliott camo chinos, vintage camo tank, Matisse booties, Burberry bag, Raen sunnies

This outfit was all about fun! I got to work with one of my favorite clients, and I always get inspired by her love of neutrals and texture. 

It used to be that one absolutely had to make sure that outfit pieces matched, but the tide has certainly turned on this idea in the past few years. In fact, it is generally considered more fashionable and effortless-looking to wear an ensemble that coordinates rather than matches. This is fantastic, as it really gives everyone a chance to mix up contrasting elements and bring more personality to the table, rather than wearing an entire brand head to toe. 

But matching can be fun, too. I love balance and repetition, since it creates a sense of harmony, stability, and focus. 

So when I really want to get crazy, mixing all kinds of prints (leopard and camo and plaid, oh my!), it really helps to reign it all in with a bit of matchy-matchy strictness in color. Here I’ve repeated everything but the red, which is used as an accent color. The cognac is balanced by leopard and plaid, the green camo appears in the tank and the pants, and all my metals are gold. Instead of feeling crazy, I feel crazy like a fox.