Fotocrônica: Pattern Mixing

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?

Pattern-mixing Grandma

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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