Playing with Contrast

Summer Dress and Wintry Accessories

Photo: user Jing Xin Lee

When I saw this girl in her meringue of an outfit, I sighed with amorous rapture. How perfect she looked in her vanilla white getup! What was it that I loved so much about her ensemble? Could it have been her floaty dress, ethereal as sun shining through a halo of hair? Could it have been the dollop of her pom-pom-topped hat? Could it have been the sass of her fringed boots? Yes, yes, and yes. But, what really made the outfit was how each element contrasted with another. The surprise of a summer dress paired to wintry accessories, and the heavy shapes of the hat and boots next to the diaphanous charm of the dress, worked together to achieve an unexpected look abounding in aesthetic delight.

Does this inspire you to mix your summer and winter wear, or to play with shapes and textures in your outfits?

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  1. Johanna 05/04/2010 at 7:59 pm #

    That is adorable!

  2. M&M 05/04/2010 at 10:32 pm #

    I’m just in LOVE with her style!!!

  3. Kit 05/05/2010 at 1:46 am #

    So cute!

  4. Joyce Cee 05/05/2010 at 7:38 am #


  5. Sophie 05/05/2010 at 7:56 am #

    that is a very pretty picture, but I think I like the colors more than the combination. During warm weather where I live, you would bake in boots like those!

  6. Tiffany 05/09/2010 at 5:22 pm #

    This is adorable! I like the way this was done! I personally -hate- seeing girls wearing summer attire with their ugg boots. I can’t imagine how hot my feet would get!

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