Contradictions are interesting and attractive.
So are mixed patterns. Another of my favorite mixed elements are stripes and floral. In a way, these two are contradictions; stripes are orderly, straight, and composed. Floral prints are spontaneous.
I wore a stripe and floral combo the other day, (The lesser quality photos below...ahem). I also paired the outfit with a tough, studded backpack for even more of a contradiction.
4th picture credit: www.colormenana.blogspot.com
Frassy has this concept down pat:
|Jessica Hart; floral boho dress, studded converse, leather backpack, cute dog. Brava.|
|Vintage band tees with floral prints: Natalie Off Duty|
|Plaid, lace, army surplus jacket. Photo by Steven Chee|