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 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!


  1. Ravishing sets and adore the combinations.

  2. Hello,
    Thank you for your nice Information. I like it very much. I will try it at my home

  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:

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

    Juxtaposition is love.


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


  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.

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

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

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

  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!

  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}

  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.

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

  14. Great post :) I linked you here:

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

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


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