Wednesday, January 26, 2011

fashionable juxtaposition

Juxtaposition (n): an act or instance of placing close together or side by side,esp. for comparison or contrast.

Juxtaposition is my absolute favorite literary device.

I tend to see it more easily than any other form of devices.  I also tend to find it in my everyday life.  All.  The.  Time.  If it doesn't exist on its own, then I kind of like to create it (i.e. being alone in a crowded city).

Recently, I've begun to see juxtaposition pop into my outfits.  And I am really loving it.  Mixing boyish looks with girlish accessories.  I think that men have it so easy when it comes to clothing.  They can just throw on a polo with any given pair of khakis and instantly look refined and put together... not so much for girl's.

But I think we can capture the ease and comfort from men's clothing, all the while still looking girly and put together.

Juxtaposition


Juxtaposition 1


Juxtaposition 2


Juxtaposition 3


I really recommend playing around with the idea of juxtaposition in your outfits... who knows, you may just begin to see it everywhere in your life too!

19 comments :

  1. Ravishing sets and adore the combinations.

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  3. LOVE the last two! i am dying for an oversized watch. xoxo jcd

    ps be sure to stop by and enter in my first Vamoose Jewelry Giveaway: http://cornflakedreams.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm currently reading this post wearing an oversized denim snap button shirt but with the classic girly twist...pearls.

    Juxtaposition is love.

    :)

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  5. I just found your blog and it is so adorable! Those combos are so adorable!

    Holly

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  6. I, too, am a fan of juxtapositions. I took a Spanish Lit class in college (taught in espanol) and I found a way to use "juxtapocicion" more than anyone else. It was the only thing that I could pick out of of Spanish literature.

    Regardless, I love how you applied the term to fashion.

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  7. Love.love.love.
    Love your entire blog. In fact I may spend all day reading through your blog's pages!

    penelopeblue.blogspot.com

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  8. love! P.S i reorganized my laptop yesterday... Feels so good!

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  9. I really like this idea! The look with the dress contrasting the masculine hat and shoes is my favorite.

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  10. my mom and i call this the yin and the yang! like wearing pearls when you work out (which i do...)

    also i "borrowed" one of my dads watches, which reminds me of the outfit combo you said with the mens watch, too cute!

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  11. I'm DYING over that men's flannel + girly shoes look. Love that literary device too ;)

    Alsooooo, I'm running a giveaway which is right up your alley :) stationery = the way to every girl's heart!

    xoxo {av}

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  12. speaking of juxtaposition, I enjoy the juxtaposed sidebar with the girliness of college prep along side sports graphics & bihvhar. perhaps you can enlighten the rest of the non-rowing world on such matters.

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  13. These are so cute! I tend to juxtapose my ensembles, like cute feminine jewelry and nice shoes with flannel.

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  14. Great post :) I linked you here:
    http://penelopeblue.blogspot.com/2011/01/things-i-love-afternoon-outside.html

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  15. Has someone been playing on Polyvore?? I LOVE THAT site and am addicted to putting together outfits I can never afford! :)

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  16. Loved these on Polyvore, I think i "liked" a few of them. :)

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