How does my love for Maximalism translate to real life?

I have no idea why, but I LOVE mixing and matching patterns. When I was younger, my mom always told me, “things don’t have to match, they just have to go.” I still believe in that to this day and love looking to the runway and maximalism following for inspiration.

Maximalism has been prevalent in women’s fashion for the past few years, and lately, has been hitting heavy in interiors in such a beautiful way. While I am no Iris Apfel, I love trying to bring even a hint of this inspiration into my looks each day – when I’m not mom-ing too hard.

First off. What is maximalism? Exactly what is sounds like – the opposite of minimalism. Generally, the bigger, bolder and more colorful the better. Patterns that once used to clash, now have purpose and style when thoughtfully paired.

For maximalizing day-to-day looks, I typically play within the same color scheme, in order for all of it to “go.” BUT, always pay close attention to the actual patterns. In my opinion, there are two ways to go when mixing and matching: one – the same type of pattern but on two different scales, or two – one bold print paired with a relief print, such as a stripe or polka dot.

In my eyes leopard, has become a neutral, but it is still a super busy pattern. Pairing it with the stripe offers a place for the eyes to rest. This look could get serious reeeaaaalll quick, so of course I had to add a sense of whimsy to the look with the cutesy cherry icon and a trendy knot headband.

For those of you that are fashion obsessed, follow #neovictoria for maximalism’s newest evolution.

photography: emilee prado | www.emileeprado.com

skirt | similar skirt | similar logo tee | knot headband | similar knot headband | authentic vans

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