Friday, September 18, 2015

Pattern Overload

This outfit stopped me at my tracks. I just couldn't take my eyes off of it. It took me some time to understand that I wasn't seeing an avalanche of patterns but mostly the same one. There is nothing wrong with leopard print per se, as long as it comes with neutral base colors. I do like the long sleeve top, but I would leave out the frilly turtleneck. The frills make the pattern disappear, and add heavy texture to the shirt. Why add texture to such a busy print? And then comes a cavalcade of base colors along with a stylized version of the same pattern repeated on the belt and on the pants as well. All of which matched with the denim makes the head spin. In my humble opinion, that's a well-planned visual attack.

Why add accessories? The pattern on the long sleeve shirt, the most pleasing one if left alone, practically swallows up the black pearl necklace and gets the eyes tired before they can catch the details on the denim.

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