Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

How to Wear: Leopard, Neon & Floral, Oh My!

colour mash up

Apologies for the absence, Desmond Prince was born on February 19th! I'll share his cuteness with you in a later post.

If you've visited the site for awhile now you may recall that I have a serious style crush on Olivia Palermo so, while I know that this image has floated around a lot in recent weeks, I had to address it. Leopard, floral, neon AND a vivid bag to boot?! By all accounts this shouldn't work but somehow Ms. Palermo has managed to make this mash-up look not just sane but downright stylish. Love, love, love from head-to-toe. But would I recommend adopting this for the everyday? Not sure. Personally, I think that outside of  working it in front of a lense, I prefer a max of one or two statement pieces per outfit and would be more likely to complement floral pants with more subtle pieces (and maybe a dramatic accessory) as seen in this second image. Perhaps it's time to rethink the "rules"...

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