WIW: Trying new colors together

I could seriously write a book about lost items of clothing...this shirt jumped out of the armoire while I was digging for a tee shirt - I had forgotten about this one since last spring or early summer. I love this color of coral so much!  I wanted to pair it with something bright -- my choices were cobalt or red pencil skirt. I didn't think I was bold enough to try red + coral, so this was the next best pick.  I wanted to try to de-vamp this look as much as possible, so I added the flats and a jacket, though I'm sitting now with no jacket on because I don't feel as uncomfortable in this as I thought I would. Still feeling like Joan from Mad Men, but oh well!

I've always been one to try to wear pumps and heels because I thought that my legs looked stumpy otherwise, but in reviewing these pics, I think the legs look fine.  I've been running for 2 years, and my previously wimpy calves have finally decided to grow up and be somebody.  I worked in the weight room for years to beef up my calves and it never really took, so I'm proud of my borderline wide calves these days because they balance out my upper legs.

I also threw in a pic from Saturday -- it was low 60s and rain expected, and we were heading for a day at the children's museum. I couldn't pass up a chance to wear my new purple chacos...even though they may look clunky with the BF jeans. They matched my sweater perfectly!  I bought TWO pairs of brightly colored Chacos to replace my favorite brown pair (RIP runaway Chacos!). I expect any day now for them to turn up, since I have not one, but two replacement pairs.

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  • Suzanne (ambergreen) replied 6 years ago

    Love it all. Your Chacos look great too! Now yes, you totally have to add the coral and red.

    You're right that the jacket isn't *necessary* to make it work, but it definitely *also* works. Its proportions and contrast really go well over what you've chosen.

  • Laura (rhubarbgirl) replied 6 years ago

    The Saturday outfit is my favorite; it's great. Like the colors on the first outfit too. The jacket does add another layer of interest. The picture with both your new sandals reminds me of the recent thread on fashion mistakes, and how several posters confessed they'd gone out of the house with two different shoes on. You could do it, and it'd take a while for people to notice!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Lovely color combo. I quite like the oxfords with the pencil, a little funky. Your weekend outfit is cute!

  • Von replied 6 years ago

    Laura, I would totally end up leaving out with these two shoes on!  I have to remember to keep each pair together, but in a separate place.  I will attempt the coral + red before it gets too hot here, since the top is a turtleneck.  It's  color combo reminds me of a dress that I have that I may need to wear first though! 

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    Those oxfords are such a perfect color for you. You look great in both outfits with and without the jacket.

  • Jewell replied 6 years ago

    I think your color experiment turned out great. And I love how you're rockin' the BF jeans in your Saturday outfit- such pretty colors!

  • Jeanie replied 6 years ago

    Love the coral and blue together and the oxfords give it an unexpected element.   I hope you try the coral and red.  I bet you could really pull it off.  The Saturday outfit is great too with the purple shoes.  Very fun!

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