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head to toe in color & pattern…



Even though I've always loved using color and pattern in my work, I used to be really scared of mixing-and-matching patterns or overdoing it on color in my wardrobe. But lately, I've been playing a game with myself to see how much of either I can wear from head-to-toe. It's a really fun challenge to figure out how many colors I can really wear at once and not look crazy. Or, what's the best mix of patterns that still work together?

With color, I try and stick to shades with similar saturation levels for the top or bottoms, and then a brighter pop with one of the pieces {shoes or bag in this case}. For pattern, a mix of scales is always best. And when you've got something really colorful, I love to tone it down with a neutral pattern so the focus can be on the most colorful piece of the outfit. Here are a couple combos I'm really loving, and I love how they could be mixed and matched if all color or all pattern is a bit too much for you. What do you think? Would you guys rock head-to-toe pattern or color? — Joy

ps. for those of you coming to my Pool Party at Kate Spade in Glendale tonight, here's a peek at tonight's event!

Color {top to bottom}: bobbi, J.Crew blouse, Madewell jeans, Zara clutch, Zara neon sandals, Zara flats.

Pattern {top to bottom}: Kate Spade bangle, ASOS heart sweater, ASOS floral shorts, Madewell tote, Madden Girl heels.


  1. Fantastic colours for this spring… I saw few models of these bags and wallets 😀 I even have one :)Can’t wait for warmer days…
    Have nice day grilz! 🙂

  2. Love both of these outfits! I’ve been dying to get a bright pair of jeans to brighten up my wardrobe. Love all of these pieces.

  3. I love both those outfits! I’ve always been a huge ‘gray’ girl, everything I own is gray. But after seeing you on your blog in bright fun colors galore I decided it was time for a change! Thanks for showing my the world of color and pattern!


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