I took a little detour on my way to a pub and here is the result. I really like how this particular photo turned out. It has such an old, vintage look to it, doesn't it? The bright blue "watermark" was completely unintentional, but I think it just adds to the photo's overall vintage feel. It looks like I was on my way to some secretarial job and became distracted by a cat ruefully meowing in a tree. =)
OK. Back to reality, where things are in rich, bright colors... haha. Today, I endeavored to only use earth tones. It was a fun challenge and I ended up using pretty much all of ones I could think of.
Colors in an earth tone scheme should be subdued such that they emulate the range of hues found in soil, moss, bark and rocks. So, I've got the taupe belt (a variation of soil), the evergreen cardigan and floral tunic (encompassing the color schemes found in a forest or garden), the navy blue skirt (a similar hue to that of the lead plant which thrives in the Fall), the plum tights (some bright red leaves turn to a dark wine red color such as this over time), the tawny satchel and the caramel boots (the colors of soil, bark and dying grass). I should subtract points for the black, sheer lace bodysuit, I suppose. ;)
It was a bit chilly, so I had also brought a dark green cape, a heather grey infinity scarf and navy blue wrist warmers, all in keeping with the earth tone challenge. =) You might be wondering why I chose to wear two different shades of green and two different shades of brown. I guess it seems a little odd.
I have always been fascinated with mixing different shades of colors in outfits. I've seen many inspiring photos on Chictopia that include people wearing only different shades of red or different shades of black and grey, for example. From a fashion perspective, this effort to combine different hues is so interesting and compelling. I decided to try it here, but also be subtle about it.
So, the brown color of my boots and satchel are only slightly different and intentionally so. I feel like, if they were the exact same color, they would be indistinguishable. Here, they are distinct and more pleasant to look at. The dark green of my cape is certainly different from the evergreen colored cardigan, but this also works out. The contrast makes the cardigan appear to glow, almost. With the addition of the grey scarf, the colors are just so pleasing to the eye. At least, that's how it is for me.
Nice cool, muted colors. The last thing you need in a revolt is some renegade trying to be a hero. ;P
Of course, it had to rain on my pub crawling parade. Haha. So, I brought my trusty duck umbrella which rounded off the outfit quite nicely, as it proudly displayed the most prominent of Fall colors: bright gold.
ModCloth - Plum Tights (sale), Floral Tunic (sale), Brown Satchel (sale) & Yellow Duck Umbrella
American Apparel - Sheer Lace Bodysuit & Navy Blue High Waist Skirt
TIL Darling - Mak Cardigan in Peacock & Gold Studded Wrap Watch
Chicwish - "Little Green Riding Hood" Trench Cape
Tobi - Taupe Skinny Belt w/ Gold Buckle
UrbanOG - Buckled Rider Boots