Thursday, January 12, 2012

25 Days of Style: a Fashion Blog series -- Day 2

     So I'm pretty excited about today's style series because it incorporates one of my favorite fashion techniques -- layering! And what better way to introduce this segment than by working with some of my favorite elements florals, lace, & seersucker! What I love about today's look is that the color palette is so soft that I'm able to play around with different patterns and ranges of hues. 

     The base of the look started with this long sleeve floral shirt that I got from J. Crew a couple of years ago. I immediately fell in love with the print (it's floral, need I say more?) but the problem is that the shirt is a size too big. The shirt on its own is a tad dowdy and shapeless even after accessorizing. So to solve this dilemma, I've layered the floral shirt under a camel/nude crewneck sweater to give it a little bit of dimension. And to solve the difference in sleeve lengths, I folded the floral shirt to the elbow to meet the 3/4 length of the sweater -- I think this adds a personal touch and a much relaxed look. 

     But enough with these fashion technicalities, let's get to the good stuff. I, more than anyone else, love a good winter short, and what's more -- lace shorts??! The camel sweater pairs beautifully with the cream shorts and the contrast of textures that it creates is a match made in fashion closet. And of course, only in Florida can you get away with wearing shorts in January (total fail.) And if you learned anything from this month's current craving, I'm in love with bejeweled and embellished collars. I lovelovelove bib and ribbon necklaces so you can only imagine my excitement when I found this little gem (pun intended.) And as mentioned before, since the color palette of this look is so soft, I had the freedom to play around with other colors and patterns, so I thought my seersucker oxfords were perfect for the look. If the temperature outside was a lot cooler than the low 70s, I can easily opt for opaque tights, ballet flats, and a long winter coat. That's the fun part about fashion -- the endless possibilities of mixing and matching. 

p.s. Did you catch the unwanted cameo? lol 

Love, KB

floral long sleeve shirt by J. Crew
crewneck sweater by Sparkle & Fade -- Urban Outfitters 
lace shorts by Kimchi Blue -- Urban Outfitters 
bib necklace by Natasha 
oxfords by Steve Madden
handbag by Gucci 
wayfarers by Ray-Ban
pearl earrings

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