On Project Runway 8, I was particularly drawn to the stylistic expressions of Mondo Guerra. He had an amazing ability to mix prints in a modern yet very polished way.
Today’s post is inspired by Mondo’s winning look in the Jackie O challenge. You remember, the outfit that paired a stripe top with a mod houndstooth print skirt.
Skirt—The Limited $31.07
Sash—Gap (Gifted in 2003)
Jacket—INC via Macy’s $29.99
Shoes—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls $39.99
Yeah he baffled me with that ability too. Hubs and I were always like "I never would have thught to put that together."
Your interpretation looks great.
I LOVE that outfit!!! The way you mixed the houndstooth and stripes is genius!!
I love this outfit! The almost monochromatic use of color is fab. And that band of turquoise is just the perfect pop of color. I could wear this combo for work and not feel like i have gone too far because it is conservative enough but still unique.
i really like the light blue in this combination!!!
Fantastic pattern mixing! Any tips on getting your sash to lay so perfectly?
I like how you used the sash to break it up, great idea.
This outfit works really well!
Thanks for your kind words everyone!
@Kimberly: This sash was easier to work with because it is silk and the width was just right. I actually tried another one first, a purple scarf, which did not lay right at all. Also, I think anchoring the sash at the middle back helped to keep it flat as well.
That is SERIOUSLY fabulous. The small/thin aspect of each pattern works so well together that they don't clash, and the satin sash between them is inspired perfection. WOW.
Thanks @Kristen. When I saw the top with the mini stripe (and lots of white space), I had a feeling it would work well with the Limited skirt since the skirt has a more concentrated print.
Hi! This outfit was on m fav. blogger outfit of the week feature today – http://chasingdavies.blogspot.com/2010/11/favorite-blogger-outfit-mixing-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChasingDavies+%28Chasing+Davies%29
I'm meeting Mondo Wednesday night in Denver for a Goodwill event. I'm going to "borrrow" your outfit for inspiration! Adorable.