Unusual Friday: Playing With Color

 

IMG_3173.jpgThe Look:

Top: Trouve’ Boyfriend Blazer; Gap Stripe Peplum Tank

Bottom: Kiind Of “Artful’ Distressed Relaxed Jeans (Del Ray Blue) Now 40% Off

Shoes: Isola ‘Ballancia’ Caged Dress Sandal

Bag: Michael Kors Cindy Large Dome Crossbody (Chili/Gold)

The Look For Less:

Top: Mural Slouch Boyfriend Blazer or Charlotte Russe Single Button Boyfriend Blazer; Old Navy Women’s Linen-Blend Boyfriend Tank

Bottom: Forever 21 Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Shoes: Nine West Women’s Authority (25% Off Until 3/31/15); Also like this shoe here

Bag: Pebbled Faux Leather Cross

IMG_3214.jpgWhen putting together a casual outfit, or any outfit, it’s normal to sometimes want to spice it up, and try different color trends, but it’s not always an easy thing to do if you are most comfortable wearing neutrals and basic colors.  Sometimes, when styling an outfit, adding color is all that is needed to freshen up a look and make it stand out.  I have been personally playing around with this styling area, and today I’m sharing a few things I’ve learned about making outfits more interesting with color.

Tips For Adding Color To Your Outfit:

1.  Start With A Firm Foundation – The foundation or base of your outfit includes classic, tailored pieces, like jackets, blazers, skirts, or pants.

2.  Add An Accent – Accent pieces are generally not as expensive as investment items like foundation pieces, and they provide a nice smooth transition to the pop of color.  The accent piece can be a top, sweater or dress that is a print or bright color.  These are pieces that may be slightly trendy, but can easily be paired with more classic items in your wardrobe.

IMG_3188.jpg3.  Put In That Pop Of Color – This is often where most of us have a problem.  Deciding what color and where to add the color can be confusing.  A pop of color is what adds flavor to your outfit, and makes it stand out, so any color you choose can work.  To make it easy to put in a pop of color, make sure the accent piece and the pop of color are related or compliment each other nicely.  Also, try tying in the pop of color in your accessories to pull the outfit together, and to ensure a smooth transition throughout the look.

In my look, I started with the white boyfriend blazer, as my foundation.  I love the look and functionality of this blazer, because it can be worn as a casual or more dressed piece.  It is very versatile, and it can easily go from work to play on any day.

My accent piece is the striped peplum tank top worn underneath the blazer.  This fairly inexpensive piece is an easy transition piece to my pop of color because of the stripes.  This tank is so soft, and it is a piece that can be worn with a dress pant, jeans or even shorts.

IMG_3200.jpgThe pops of color in my look of course are the shoes and bag.  The caged sandal is very comfortable, and it can be worn well with a dress, skirt, and cropped pant.  The handbag is perfect for almost any outfit or occasion, because it can be worn on the shoulder or as a crossbody bag.  It’s large enough to carry all of the essentials, and it’s patent texture gives it an extra pop.

I hope this information provided a few simple guidelines for helping you easily add a pop of color to your outfits.

To learn more about the pieces in this look or less expensive/alternative pieces, click the links above in the “The Look,” and “The Look For Less” sections at the beginning of this post.  You can also visit the shop fashion page here.

Also, be sure to check out the Shop Sales and Promotions page here.  New partner sales and promotions have recently been added, and they may help you save a little on your spring and summer shopping.

Thanks for reading and have a great IMG_3201.jpgweekend!

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 27, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks so much Courtney! I really appreciate your comment, and I totally agree on the pop of red. All the best! XO

  1. jackie'O
    March 27, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Chic, casual, smart oufit! Great choices! Will check out where to buy.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 27, 2015 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you Jackie’O for your comment! I truly appreciate you visiting my blog, and I hope you will come back soon.

  2. rena
    March 27, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Versatile! Love the pieces.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 27, 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Rena, thank you for taking the time to comment on this post! It is always nice to hear from my readers. Please visit the blog often!

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 29, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you Zarrah!

      All the best!
      XO

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