i truly, deeply love the dark, muted fashion colors of fall. especially this fall. the deep reds and purples that make up burgundies, eggplants, and oxbloods; dusty greenish yellows we call primrose; and the flat brownish greens synonymous with military olives. living in the north east, however, lends itself to a lot of dark and muted days during the long fall and winter months. in southwest pa we are lucky to see a bright blue sky or a sliver of sun after late october/mid november, and even me, someone who thrives off of grey skies, needs to don brights from time to time, cause, well, no one is immune to endless days of dark. thankfully, one of the hottest colors this fall/winter is quite bright, though appropriately winter bright: cobalt blue. paired with black, this color combo makes it’s rounds every few years (I have a skirt i have been holding on to for about 4 years that i am excited to recycle,) and, in my humble opinion, works so well cold weather fashions.
i paired these cobalt knit shorts with a black blazer and black tights and packed some extra pop with mint, kelly, and forest greens.
if you have even browsed my blog before, you likely know i am a fan of mixed prints. it’s quirky and interesting which are two adjectives i don’t shy away from when outfitting. something that has a smilar impact to mixing patterns (and is often easier for the less adventurous to swallow) is mixing textures. this airy mint green, chiffon blouse with the art deco print doesn’t seem like a likely match for the heavy cobalt knit, lined shorts, but it works.
i probably wouldn’t pair these bold, felted, polka-dot, ribboned, and bejeweled (there is a lot happening with these shoes) heels with either the blouse or the shorts on their own, but with their own mix of textures and print, they actually pull the whole thing together. don’t be afraid to mix it up my friends, it’s kinda like wearing a party.
in other news, we have a winner for The Limited giveaway….dramatic pause….it’s Nicole Ordonez! congrats, Nicole, and thanks for entering. i would love to hear about your giftcard pick!
blazer: Urban Outfitters