Day 3 and of course it's raining outside forcing us to make this an indoor shoot (and a few unwanted cameos thanks to mr. electric socket and mr. door stopper.) But 25 Days of Style must continue nonetheless! Today's style series is about color blocking! The fact that this trend is so easy to do is the main reason why it keeps recycling back into style. It takes great skill to mix pattern, but a moderate one to color block. Recently I've been seeing a lot of pink and red color blocking with the likes of Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli and Sarah Jessica Parker in Prabal Gurung. But the good news is that if you don't fancy that color combination, there's still a spectrum of colors to choose from -- think rainbow.
For today's look, my color blocking interpretation is completely mild -- a green jewel toned blouse, a blush hued blazer, and black skinny jeans or 'skinnies' for short. But if you wanted to take this color blocking look to an extreme, opt out for a blazer and/or jeans in something that's much brighter in color (perhaps something in cobalt blue?) What I love about this look, on top of being super comfortable which also garners it major bonus points, is the fact that it looks completely tailored and effortless. It looks like something I've just thrown together in the last few minutes on my way out the door. And it makes a great transitional work outfit especially for a Friday when you go out to have drinks afterwards.
If you do make this your transitional day to night-work to pleasure outift, you could wear ballet flats in the morning for comfort and carry a much larger handbag and pack the quilted Chanel with you. You can even accessorize with a statement necklace to change up the look at night. What's great about black skinnies is that it looks much dressier than a regular denim wash, but with the comfort of jeans. You'll find out that my black skinnies is one of the staple pieces that I always go back to time after time -- it's a definitely a must have in any woman's closet. It's versatile, very easy to wear, and machine washable! (one less thing you have to take to the dry-cleaners!) And to elongate my unfortunate short legs (sad face), I wore my favorite black suede pumps (another wardrobe staple) with a 2-inch hidden platform, which makes them so comfortable to walk in.
In terms of accessories, I went pretty basic with jewelry -- just my Tiffany & Co. necklace and earrings and silver Juicy Couture charm bracelet, but I definitely splurged on the head piece. If you caught a lot of the Spring '12 runway shows then you could not have missed the sea motif in a lot of the collections, like in Chanel for example. Karl Lagerfeld accessorized with a lot of pearls this season to go with his oceanic theme (he had Florence Welch sing from a clam for crying out loud) but then again the house of Chanel has always made pearls one of its classic and iconic pieces -- along with their boxy tweed jackets, quilted bags, and the camellia. So I thought a nice hair accessory adorned with pearls is a great way to wear that trend.
p.s. I was going for Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face for Quality Magazine in these pictures. Did it work? Couldn't get the in-motion shots right so we had to scrap a lot of them. Am I a Quality woman? lol
blouse by H&M
blazer by Heritage 1981
black skinny jeans by BDG -- Urban Outfitters
pumps by Steve Madden
charm bracelet by Juicy Couture
necklace & earrings by Tiffany & Co.
handbag by Chanel
Instagram close ups of the hair accessory & cat eye make up!
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