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Fashion Math: Polka Dots + Stripes + Checks

Happy Thursday, students! It’s time for an advanced lesson in print mixing, brought to you by professional do-nothing Olivia Palermo. I was so inspired by Olivia’s daring decision to combine three prints in one outfit that I just had to do a little Fashion Math of my own. Here are six ways to wear stripes, checks/plaids and polka dots — at the same time…

Fashion Math: Pink + Orange

Pink alone is alright, but pink with orange? Now that makes me think of summer! I know what you’re thinking. Uh, don’t orange and pink clash? Yes! But in a good way! How else could a scoop of rainbow sherbet ice cream look so insanely delicious? (Especially right now — I’m going to Baskin-Robbins at lunch.) In this week’s fashion math, I’ll show you nine orange and pink outfits combos that are perfect for summer. Just keep your accessories basic and neutral — not counting the ice cream cone in your hand, of course.

Fashion Math: Biker Jackets + Flowy Midi Skirts

Who says models aren’t smart? Adriana Lima gets an A+ in Fashion Math for this fantastic spring ensemble, combining a floaty below-the-knee skirt with a cropped moto jacket. Another way of looking at this equation: Tough + Feminine = Perfection. Get out your calculator, here are 10 versions to consider…

Fashion Math: Silky Camis + Skorts (Yes, Skorts!)

That isn’t a typo! I did not mean to type “skirts” or “shorts.” The skirt/short hybrid of our middle school days is BACK, y’all! When I saw this photo of Reese Witherspoon rocking a skort with a silky cami, I was like, Wait, is this a thing or is just one lonely designer trying to bring the skort back? But a quick search confirmed it: SKORTS ARE EVERYWHERE and I, for one, am thrilled. All the femininity of a shirt, without having to worry about showing your chocha! What’s not to love?! So for this edition of Fashion Math, I took a cue from Reese and paired 10 skorts with 10 silky spaghetti strap camis, creating 10 spring-ready looks. Put on something nostalgic — Paula Abdul, perhaps? — and click through to check ‘em out!

Fashion Math: Lacey Blouses + Soft Printed Pants

Olivia Munn, above, is wearing a variation on what I call pajama fashion — a lacy blouse that looks like it could be the top half of a silky nightgown paired with slouchy silk printed pants not unlike those your mom or dad wore to bed. Pajama fashion is super comfy, but if you get the proportions right, it can also be a chic look for day (with flat sandals) or night (with wedges or strappy sandals). Hell, if you’re lazy enough, you can go straight to bed in one of these eight Fashion Math combos…

Fashion Math: Denim Vests/Jackets + Printed Maxi Dresses

Say hello to your summer uniform, as worn by Dianna Agron during spring in Los Angeles. So jealous of your weather, LA! Anyway, a printed maxi dress topped with a fitted denim jacket or vest is hardly a new fashion equation, but even basic arithmetic needs to be revisited from time to time. Here are 10 gorgeous, flowing maxi dresses paired with four different denim toppers…

Fashion Math: Stripes + Floral Prints

Today’s Fashion Math — in which two fabulous elements are added together to form one super stylish outfit — is inspired by … myself! I know, how egotistical. But I liked my outfit today and think it demonstrates just how necessary it is to break certain old fashioned style rules about combining prints. My blouse is a floral print, while my jeans are railroad stripe (the stripes are way more obvious in person than captured by the photo above), and I think they look unexpected, but great, paired together. (I even through on leopard print pumps, but that’s basically fashion calculus and I don’t think we’re there yet.) Seriously, stripes and florals may seem like an odd couple, but as the following nine outfits demonstrate, they are actually a perfect pair…

Fashion Math: Sweatshirts + Midi Skirts

Leave it to Chloe Grace Moretz to combine two of my favorite current trends – a fitted sweatshirt and a full midi skirt – into one fabulous outfit. Mixing a sporty top with a girly bottom keeps the look from being too casual or too precious, and has that much ballyhooed “effortless” vibe. Naturally, I went buck wild pairing both graphic and simple sweatshirts with a variety of retro-shaped midi skirts in this first edition of Fashion Math! Click on for some seriously cool combos…

Fashion Math: Ryan Gosling Is Clearly Miley Cyrus’ Style Muse

Now it all makes sense! The reason why I am inexplicably drawn to Miley Cyrus is because she’s cribbing her look from my celebrity dream boyfriend Ryan Gosling. I mean, that bleached ‘do is straight out of “The Place Beyond The Pines,” and the jacket she was spotted wearing in NYC today is totally “Drive”-inspired. Yes, that explains why I have already listened to “We Can’t Stop” five times today. [Photos (of Miley): Splash News]

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Hilarious Fashion Arithmetic!

Snuffleupagus + Rambo = a Pringle of Scotland, pre-fall 2010 RTW look? Silicone breast implants + a pill pack = a look from the Armani Privé spring 2010 couture show? Does Dracula + hand soap = a dress-coat combo from Chanel spring 2010? Yes, if you go to Fashematics, a totally clever and hilarious website devoted to breaking down and identifying the inspirations behind fashion—and not the way a designer would. You get a “so-right” chuckle with every post, proof that sometimes, c’mon, fashion shouldn’t be taken that seriously. [Fashematics] Keep reading »

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