Pile It On!

Minimalist style has many proponents. These adherents are quick to quote Coco Chanel, who supposedly stated that before heading out, a woman should remove one item that she's wearing. The design icon's advice has its merits. However, I think the suggestion oversimplifies things a bit. In my opinion, there is an art to dressing with maximalist prints and accessories. It's hard to break it down in just a sentence or two, which makes me think maybe I should do a special post on that topic. For now, suffice it to say, that when executed well, piling it on can reflect a certain worldly, well-travelled sophistication...think chic anthropologist or Persian princess!

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