Happy Thanksgiving! :D In this post, I'm saying goodbye to Fall and welcoming the return of Winter. As you probably know, it's not easy for me to wear super colorful outfits. I've steadily added more colors and prints to my wardrobe over the past year, but the hard part is mustering the courage to wear those pieces! I think it's important to go outside of my comfort zone fashion wise, because I'm genuinely curious about what I'm capable of achieving. For this outfit, I decided to try to fit as many colors of the spectrum into the mix as possible without looking completely insane. 5 out of 7 isn't bad. Haha.
The color tally: Red scarf, orange skirt, yellow sweater, blue bag, violet coat. I think that last one is arguable. Fuschia is probably closer to pink than purple, but whatever. Hehe. This coat is the brightest coat that I own and yes, it is pink. PINK! Me in a pink coat? Yes, this is happening. Haha. ^_^
I received the coat from a girl in my clothing swap group and the thing that got me interested in it, besides the need for bright colors in my coat closet, was the fabric. In the right light, it just glows and all I could think about was the myriad, unexpected color pairings that I could create with this piece.
This coat was sold on ModCloth, by the way! It was called the Magenta Agenda Coat.
The pointelle sweater is admittedly more on the chartreuse side, than yellow. I paid full price for this piece on ModCloth. It was called the Bountiful Harvest Sweater in Maize and it is my first yellow sweater. ^_^ I told you, being colorful is not really my thing. Haha. So yes, I got my first yellow sweater in January of this year, and it took me roughly 10 months to get around to wearing it. >_< Hehe.
The top I'm wearing underneath the sweater is from ModCloth, also. It's a striped, 3/4 sleeve tunic and you can probably make out some bits of the stripes through the sweater. Hehe. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I just love that doily collar. I keep layering the tunic underneath tops and dresses just so I can see that knitted collar. It adds so much character to my outfits. I don't think this particular style would have been the same without it. *Sigh* What has happened to me? I used to hate collars!
This crochet bag is a vintage piece from the 60's/70's. The details are quite beautiful and I really like the scalloped trim at the zipper. To me, the scalloped design resembles rolling blue waves. This bag is available for purchase on Etsy! Click here to see more detailed photos and review the measurements.
So there you have it! ^_^ I wouldn't call this perfect. I still have a lot of learning to do about how to effectively color block, but for a modest attempt at mixing bold colors, I think I'm off to a decent start. :D
ModCloth - Bountiful Harvest Sweater in Maize & Tights For Every Occasion in Black
Etsy - Vintage 60s 70s Woven Crochet Clutch Bag With Scalloped Trim in Cobalt Blue
Thrifted - ModCloth Coat (Swap Group), Red Scarf, ModCloth Lace Collar
Tunic (Sale) & Black Hat (Buffalo Exchange - Austin)
ASOS - High Waisted Carrot Orange Pleated Skirt
UrbanOG - Black Lace Inset Ankle Boots