Mixing Prints

ImageMixing prints is a playful way to add personality and style to your wardrobe. The art in not looking like a walking optical illusion is in considering a few easy guidelines:

Even if oversized is in this season, you still want to look like you are well put together. Fit is the important guideline in dressing well and this is no exception. Frumpy, ill-fitting garments will only make you look like the only reason you are jumping on this trend is because you are out of laundry soap.  

Mixing prints of differing scales is an easy way to begin styling your prints. For instance, thinly striped knit top, layered under a cozy thick striped cardigan is approachable. Considering the scales of some prints, such as a houndstooth, you can really consider these to be a solid, so you can be more brazen with your other print.

Colour is also key in mixing patterns.  Having your prints in a similar colour range will allow them blend together enough while still maintaining visual interest.  Or, by pairing a neutral pattern with a brightly coloured pattern, the prints won’t compete for the eye’s attention so they will work together in a way that’s easy on the eyes.

Once you have these three guidelines in mind, consider the nature of the pattern and find your own combo through trial and error. Florals and stripes are classic examples if you are in a French mood (C’est tres chique! ) While stripes of varying sizes and scales are a beginner mixer’s dream and very nautical in Spring. Mix ikat prints with stripes, plaids with leopard, in small or large doses. The real trick is to be confident and have fun!  ... read the full post and reader comments

 
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Spotlight On: White Rock

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The ladies at our White Rock Plum location make every outfit count.  I envy their ability to step outside of the box and really showcase their individual style!  Thanks for sharing gals, you look fabulous.

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You can see their outfits in person at the White Rock Plum in Peninsula Village.  ... read the full post and reader comments

 
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What to Wear Under Your NYE Dress by Diane's Lingerie

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Our lovely friends at Diane's Lingerie on South Granville have put together a list of what to wear under your Plum New Years Dress.  Click on the picture below to check out the feature:Image

Happy New Year everyone and all the best in 2011 xo  ... read the full post and reader comments

 
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Yummy Mummy Makeovers on BT

Consultant Joyce Lau of Yummy Mummy Makeovers did 4 amazing makeovers on Breakfast Television.  Watch the clip below for fantastic styling tips for women of all ages and body types:

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Yummy Mummy Makeovers - http://www.ymmakeovers.com
 

Thanks again to Joyce Lau,  Sue Sinclair from Raspberry Kids, Jennifer Hoop from Jump Gymnastics, Annemarie Tempelman-Klui from yoyomama.ca, and Felicia Lee, Ghost CEO & Director of Enterprising Mom Network...you ladies all looked fantastic!  ... read the full post and reader comments

 
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Featured Blogger - Laura Beth

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LB works at our White Rock Plum location and will be our newest Plum.ca web model.  She’s in the process of finishing a Psychology degree, but wants to take a different path into the world of fashion.  She has her own fashion blog, and spends an equal amount of time on other people’s blogs gathering inspiration.  Let me introduce you to my latest girl crush, Laura Beth.

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How would you describe your personal style?

I can’t pinpoint what exactly my personal style is. Feminine, classic, weird & wild.  I usually like to wear things that generate a conversation… although sometimes people mistake my outfits for Hallowe’en costumes.

Vintage or Brand New?

Vintage, hands down.  I love wondering who owned the clothing before me, where they wore it, what their story was.

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If you could have your dream job in the Vancouver fashion industry, what would it be?

I would love to be a fashion writer or stylist for a media outlet, such as a newspaper or magazine.

My next flight will be taking me to…

Saskatchewan.

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Tell us, what are your top places to shop?  Do you ever shop online?

I do a lot of my shopping at thrift stores, H&M, Plum, Zara, Holt Renfrew.  I do enjoy shopping online, although I can’t justify doing it very often. Online, I love ShopBop, Nasty Gal, Etsy, and Topshop.  

My most recent purchase was...

a pair of thrifted black velvet Ralph Lauren monogrammed loafers.

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If you were trapped on a desert island, which 3 cds would you choose to have with you?

Dragonette – Fixin’ to Thrill, Third Eye Blind – A Collection & Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III. 

Favourite piece in your wardrobe right now and why? 

I can’t decide! I am really loving my black Mavi jeggings… so versatile – they can be dressed up or dressed down, and feel a bit more structured compared to a pair of thin leggings!  ... read the full post and reader comments

 
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