A Traditional Style with an Eclectic Pattern

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Orange you glad I am talking about pattern?

Let’s take the wrap dress, a classic style that has been worn since the 70s when it was made popular by Diane Von Furstenberg.  Diane Von Furstenberg came to New York in the early 70s and by 1976 had sold millions of dresses. If that is not inspirational, I am honestly not sure what is.

“I used to travel all over the country, meeting someone in different cities and helping them to tie their wrap dresses. I could always see the way it changed a woman once she put it on…It was a very empowering thing for me, and for them.” -DVF

The simplicity of the wrap dress along with its classic elements make it easily one of the most flattering and versatile dresses you will ever own.  Now, as much as I am a sucker for classic style, colors, and silhouettes I can not help but enjoy fun prints. Which brings me to the point of mixing the two: traditional styles and eclectic patterns.

Let us all take a moment for this gorgeous “Orange” print…the idea of wearing fruit has baffled me in the past but I can guarantee that this year is the time to give it a try.  And I will be trying out this trend more than once as the year unfolds.  Now, while I believe this may not be the pattern for everyone I do believe the idea of mixing traditional more classic pieces with fun patterns/prints can brighten any wardrobe.

So, I dare you that next time you are out shopping look for traditional pieces with a more eclectic and fun pattern.


Katelyn Moshier

Finders Dress (Elitaire Boutique) | Mud Pie Bag (Elitaire) | ABLE Leopard Sandal (Elitaire)

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