This was from the Friday before St. Patrick’s Day. I knew I wanted to wear some green, but not in the typical way. And I also wanted to keep the weird color combo theme going.
I pulled this old scarf out of retirement for the green, and paired it with this oatmeal/oxblood sweater. Green and burgundy isn’t anything Earth shattering, but the colorful bangles add some unexpected brights.
The day I (well, we) bought these lavender jeans, I spotted a gorgeous lavender and coral necklace at J Crew and knew I wanted to pair the pants with this coral blouse. The blouse is quite over-sized, so I tamed it with this tailored jacket.
The earrings match the pants, but the random introduction of mint makes them less matchy-matchy.
- Earrings Charming Charlie (buy in stores, similar)
- Necklace Forever 21 (buy)
- Jacket Forever 21 (buy)
- Blouse Nine Bird via Buffalo Exchange (similar)
- Jeans Forever 21 (similar)
- Shoes Zara (similar)
Week two of Theme Weeks! The theme originated as “Anything BUT Black or White” playing against the big Black and White trend for Spring. But I think my version evolved into Kooky Color Combos.
Here, we have that highlighter pink sweater with which I started by pairing with these wine pants. I played with a few necklace options and dug up this oldie-but-goodie. I liked how it didn’t exactly match, but very much played off the dark pants. The necklace lead to the orange pumps (one of very few pointed toes that were saved from 6 years ago!), which lead to the pink and orange tank. It’s kind of insane, but works at the same time.
- Sweater Gap (similar, similar)
- Tank Mossimo via Target (ebay)
- Necklace old Forever 21?
- Pants Xhilaration via Target (similar)
- Shoes old B.P. via Nordstrom (similar)
I saw this scarf at Target and fell in love IMMEDIATELY. Most items I buy, I tend to think about what I already own that I can wear with it and where I might wear it to. But this one went in the basket without a second thought.
A funny story about the undershirt I’m wearing here: it’s Affliction. You heard me. I saw it at Marshalls, and loved the subtle grey fleur de lis pattern. Once I realized it was Affliction, I almost put it back on principle alone. But I ultimately liked the pattern so much that I didn’t care. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately because of it’s short skinny sleeves. Too many of my short sleeve shirts have loose sleeves which leave weird bulges when layering.
The scarf, the sweater, and the tee add up to a Trifecta (plus the leopard on the bracelet!).
BONUS POST! I totally spaced on starting the week off right on Monday, so two posts today.
Here is another simple way to mix prints: use the same print in different colors. I loved Sarah’s leopard sweater, and used my own pieces to come up with an inspired concoction. A long skinny necklace breaks up the print and adds interest.
- Sweater Forever 21 (similar)
- Blouse J. Crew (similar)
- Necklace old Forever 21 (similar)
- Jeans American Eagle (buy)
- Boots Wanted via Barefeet Shoes (similar)
Starting this week, Jill and I will be doing Theme Weeks until we are over it. We will pick a theme each week, and wear as many adhering outfits as we can stand. I already cheated on our very first go, but fortunately I had a few leftovers that just happened to fit in. We are hoping our themes will inspire you to try something new out of your closet. Send in some pics of your thematic look, or give us some ideas for upcoming themes!
Week 1 is Mixed Prints. I cheated a little here since the sweater isn’t technically a print, but you get the idea. The reason these two patterns work together is because they are simple (polka dots and plaid are nothing crazy) and in the exact same color palate (black and white). I tossed in these spearmint jeans to add to the fun.
- Sweater Pim + Larkin via Piperlime (buy)
- Blouse Forever 21 (similar)
- Jeans Kenneth Cole via TJ Maxx (similar)
- Shoes Cole Haan (buy half size up)
- Bracelet what I wore to senior prom! (similar, similar)