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.
Jacket: Nour Hammour (similar color on sale)
Shirt: Acne Studios (Better for budget similar)
Jeans: Banana Republic
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (Better for budget similar)
Rings: Nialaya, Edge of Ember