Clashtastic

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

This is what happens when you have 10 minutes to get dressed and ready in the morning. Skirt gets grabbed from the wardrobe, there's a frantic rummage through the ironing pile to find something that sort of goes in terms of colours, a quick press and away we go.

As as a result I think I am pattern clashing more than I have ever pattern clashed before. I blame the skirt. I love it, but it's quite lively isn't it? I've only ever worn it with block colours before but as you may already know from my witterings about The Great Top Shortage of 2011, I don't have a great selection in the wardrobe in the moment. Patterned top it had to be. I'm not particularly fussed, even if it has already drawn the odd weird look from people at work. So what if it clashes? I'm dressed - what more do you want?





Top - H&M via charity shop
Cardi - Tesco sale
Skirt - blog sale
Shoes - Next clearance
Ring & headband - Dorothy Perkins sale



(Do I buy anything full price? Not if I can help it!)

33 comments:

  1. I rather like the clashing patterns- and your shoes are cardi match quite impeccably with it all! Your legs look great in the skirt, the print is quite interesting (double decker bus? genius) :P xx

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  2. I like clashing and I particuarly like that skirt.
    I can't remember the last time I bought something full price.

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  3. If I owned that skirt I'd want to wear it every day! Luv it!
    Gosh, yes...I rarely pay full price for an item, even in TKMaxx! But having said that, in my photo, the skirt was full price at 19.99 and the espadrilles, @ 3 quid a pop! Hardly outrageous, tho'!
    Z xx

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  4. This is one of my favorite outfits of yours, you should go clashtasitc more often! x

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  5. I agree with Pearl - I love these together, they complement each other rather than clashing I think!

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  6. I don't think they clash either. The pattern on the top looks like fans, which mirror the shape of the parasols on the skirt.
    I love the blue of your shoes and in the top and skirt.

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  7. Oooooh, I am sooooooo loving those shoes!!!!!! Never mind the clashes, can't seem to raise my eyes from blue suede!

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  8. ...sorry, that made it sound like I meant never mind that your clashes are horrible- I actually meant- I'm not even able to think about thinking of an opinion on the clashing when such finery is captivating my eye! I like the clashing!

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  9. I'm not brave enough to try the clashing thing (yet) but you look AMAZING!

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  10. I think it all looks great together. Love the pearl ring. xx

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  11. Love this Alex, the skirt is amazing! I think most people feel a bit self concious wearing clashy things but it really does look fantastic! x

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  12. I love clashing patterns. This is such a fun outfit, I adore the skirt. I don't think I've paid full price for anything for yonks. I like more for my money!

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  13. Wow that skirt is incredible! I never buy anything full price either! xx

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  14. They look great and the shoes tie them together brilliantly! I can't believe you have time to iron things on a morning! How would the Lowry shirt go with this skirt, or is that too clashy-clashy??

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  15. Haha I love your philosophy for never paying full price for anything. I rarely do these days either.

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  16. They're just jealous of your good looks and poise :)

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  17. Well I think you look great.

    Who wants to blend into the back ground anyway?!

    X x

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  18. This is fab, I like a bit of clash. The skirt is particuarly nice, and you've been very clever at matching shoes to top xx

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  19. on the contrary, I think it looks very well put together...with the blue of the top running through the skirt and into the shoes...very on trend, the shape of the skirt is uber-flattwering too!!

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  20. Loving the pattern clashing - looks fantastic. The skirt pattern is tops xx

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  21. I'm quite enjoying the random craziness of this outfit though...!!! xxx

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  22. You so pull off that clash look. :)

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  23. Love, love the skirt! I used to read your blog a lot a year ago and have just stumbled on you again (I'm now following!) but can't believe how different you look - well done you, you sound so happy x

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  24. Actually I kinda like this, and you're wearing my fave ring again! The skirt pattern is fabby :)

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  25. It's a winning look,sweets! You have a real knack for clashing,and I am being inspired by you!!! I adore the print on that skirt especially!!
    EEK!
    Love! XXX

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  26. I adore that top! You look amazing clashtastic, I never know where to start with mixing patterns

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  27. Nope, you look FABULOUS. Kudos, lady. It is also the Year of The Great Top Shortage for me, too - remember those rusty harems I bought? Was in tears trying on tops to go with. It's poor...

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  28. Primark is the only place I'll ever buy anything full price. Oh, to not be broke.

    What's funny is the patterns do clash but they look fantastic! And the shoes go so beautifully with your top - probably would have been a bit much if the shoes had been patterned too!

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  29. That skirt has one of the best prints I've ever seen and I love the clash, you look cool. Thanks for your lovely comment too, the support's nice :) I'm starting to feel a little better, so thank you. xxx

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  30. I personally like the pattern clash! I’ve admired that print on that skirt before, it’s so different and unusual. I always hunt out the sale/clearance racks, it’s just habit x

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  31. I think the blue shoes pull the whole look together. The print on the skirt is fabulous and I love your ring xx

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  32. PS. I can't remember the last time I bought anything full price xx

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  33. Love it, I think that the blue in the top, skirt and shoes ties it all together. And then the yellow of the cardi is there in the skirt too, so you actually look very co-ordinated. In fact, I think it looks kinda high fashion. Clashing-matchy.

    (Full price? Oh, how I laugh.)

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