Hat: Albertus Swanepoel for Target via Goodwill | Vest: H&M | Sweater: Banana Republic via Goodwill | Blouse: Relativity via Goodwill | Pants: LOFT | Heels: Nine West via Goodwill | Rings: Banana Republic/Charming Charlie | Necklaces: American Eagle
As I mentioned on Twitter/Facebook a few weeks ago, I am not a pink polish type of gal. I’m not even really a super colorful outfits type of gal. If you could look at my closet, you’d see 70% neutrals and probably 30% color. But after seeing an editorial spread in a January magazine of (very) colorful outfits, I decided to take a risk. After all, it’s the new year, so why not try something new?
The key to wearing similar color tones all in one outfit is just that: stick to similar color tones. You don’t want to wear items that are the same shade, otherwise you’ll look like a pink or blue monster. Adding different tones gives depth to your outfit. Here I paired different shades of pink, cream, and fushia—and they all work together!
I must admit that the end result was something I loved. Would I have ever put these pieces together — all in one outfit—without grabbing some magazine inspiration? Probably not. Ever. But I’m glad to know that I can be proven wrong. Bring on the color, 2013!