The Art of Repetition: Spikes, Splatter and Snakeprint

October 21, 2015

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One of my favorite and most used styling technique is repetition.  Repetition is quite simply repeating a specific detail throughout the outfit. It could be color, pattern, texture, etc. The most important thing to remember when using this technique is not to use the exact same detail, texture, or pattern –  just find commonality.   If pairing prints, make sure they differ in either color or scale.  As an example of what not to do would be pairing this spiked jacket with spiked shoes – that would most likely feel cheesy and juvenile.    Of course there are always exceptions to the matchy matchy rule, the main one that pops in my head is color.  Color can match perfectly.  For example, if you pair a red handbag with a red shoe the colors can be exact.

I personally like the more abstract form of this type of styling.  In today’s post I paired an ultra cool leather jacket with spike details with paint splatter jeans and a python print bag.  At first glance most people might not pick up on their similarities to one another, yet the outfit looks cohesive and well thought out.  It feels cohesive because of the repetition of  “dots” throughout the look.  Repetition is very pleasing to the eye and gives the outfit a nice flow. It should be noted not to overdue this technique as the outfit will appear too busy.  I think three times in one outfit is the limit – like I did.  To balance the eye-catching pieces I kept the rest of the outfit simple and classic.
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Jacket: Nour Hammour (similar color on sale)
Shirt: Acne Studios (Better for budget similar)
Jeans: Banana Republic
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (Better for budget similar)
Bag: Chloe
Rings: Nialaya, Edge of Ember

Thanks for visiting!  xx Erica

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  • Reply carrie October 21, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Amazing look and brilliant tips, Erica! Love that technique.


  • Reply Carolyn October 21, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    gorgeous bag! beautiful python texture

  • Reply Morgan Schadegg October 22, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    This jacket is everything! I love how it ties in so well with the splatter jeans.

  • Reply Beth October 22, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    I’m so glad I just stumbled across your blog. You outfit is just gorgeous and your photography is AMAZING!!! I’d love to know what camera you use, as I’m looking for a new one at the moment?

    Beth x

    • Reply erica October 26, 2015 at 8:51 PM

      Thank you! I use a Cannon 5D Mark III. And I’m lucky that my husband takes my photos – he’ll love your comment. lol! xx Erica

  • Reply Racquel Bianca John | Parts of Me October 22, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Love everything about this look. Great outfit! 🙂

  • Reply UrbanBlonde October 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    This jacket is amazing & great styling tips!!

  • Reply Jada Nicola October 25, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    That jacket is amazing! Love it

  • Reply carrie October 26, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    By the way, I mentioned you in my post today as one of the bloggers who most inspires me with how you wear neutrals! Thanks for all the inspiration.


  • Reply Este Es Mi Look Pao (@esteesmilookpao) October 27, 2015 at 5:14 AM

    Dear, your pics are beutiful!!!! nice look!!!

  • Reply belle mayo I simply luxe @bellemayo October 29, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    that leather jacket is to die for! Wish I had this outfit in my closet!
    xo belle

  • Reply Jackie November 1, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Love the outfit. What colour is the jacket you are actually wearing ?

  • Reply LivFashionably November 2, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    I love these jeans! So versatile. Also, you are absolutely beautiful!!

  • Reply natcrys November 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Love this stylish casual jeans and jacket look! 🙂

    And those stiletto high heels are gorgeous! 🙂

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  • Reply thequeenbandher3 November 9, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    You are so stunning! You have such an amazing fashion sense. Feminine and chic! Just suscribed!

  • Reply Jessie November 22, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    What a great blog to share! Lovely photos.

  • Reply Jessica Sheppard September 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    WOW, your style is absolutely stunning!!!

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