One of my favorite fashion words is juxtaposition. It’s not a word I hear often, and had never heard of before I started my blog. But I’ve always loved WHAT IT IS! The definition is this…..
The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with a contrasting effect. OR… the idea of mixing together differing styles to result in a visually interesting outfit.
I’ve talked about it a lot on my blog through the years. If you’re one that struggles to find an interesting outfit, this is a great way to come up with super fun outfits. With my outfit above, I’ve styled my very exquisite Escada, hand beaded jacket with some rugged jeans, graphic tee, and then added some white pumps. These are extreme opposites and yet look how fun and edgy this looks.
Another way to think about this outfit would be to pair the jacket with some nice trousers, a button down shirt and some sneakers. It’s always important to have multiple ways to mix up your pieces and to think outside the box. Of course you can still wear it ALL dressed up, but if you don’t have to, then why not have more fun? I LOVE this!
Here are some great examples of ways to style a JUXTAPOSITION look….
With this look the juxtaposition would be the dressier pant paired with a sneaker, tee, and rugged jacket. I’ve added a dressier pearl hoop earring to bring in perhaps another unexpected type of accessory. The pants then can be very dressed up with these sandals and a girly top.
Taking a very feminine dress is another fun way to mix things up with the idea of juxtaposition. Add your favorite tennis shoes, or even a very very casual jacket….. even a sweatshirt would be cute! I loved the light denim shirt (ONLY $15) over the top (I would tie it in a knot). The denim bucket hat dresses it down even more, and then of course the fun sneakers. THIS is my favorite! This dress is FANTASTIC! NOTE: with the sweatshirt over the top make sure it’s fitted, knotted, or belted….. unless of course you are 6′ tall!
With the ever trending long denim short, I thought this was a great look to show! After all, the long denim short can look so frumpy on middle-aged women. Do you all feel this way? But I think that this is a great way to dress them up and make them look totally CHIC. Add a white blazer and a pop of color shirt underneath. I LOVED it with these canvas sandals! We’re getting so close to being able to go out to lunch with our friends safely, of which this would be a great outfit to do that in!
Do you see why one of my favorite fashion words is JUXTAPOSITION? It’s like pattern mixing in that once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to do it all the time!