pop goes the color

We had a rare and welcomed 77 degree day yesterday in the Capital Region.   It was overcast and there was a threat of thunderstorms but it was that perfect humidity that holds you.   Love spring and summer.   When there’s a 77 degree day this early in April I feel it demands the proper attire.   I’m talking fun dresses with the perfect pop of color.

I used to be the girl who only wore black or gray.   I felt that this helped make me look thinner (even though I weighed at least 15 pounds less than I do now.)  A few years ago I got sick of dressing like a rainstorm so I started to introduce small pops of color, a bright accessory of scarf.   Then some bright tights.   Now I’m addicted to color and I love finding happy compliments with different pieces.

Yesterday I decided to break out a beautiful sheath I had spotted at Target recently:


Loved it.   I call it the cleopatra sheath because of the bead and sequin work on top:

For some people the dress alone would be just fine, but for me I like a little more.   Basically I consider this dress my base because it’s a relatively neutral color (navy) with some fun accents.   I had a pair of fun wedges that I thought would bring out the turquoise beading perfectly:

A nice little look:


Had it been July I probably would have stopped there, but it’s April and my studio is cold so I needed some sort of wrap or sweater.   I have a gold sweater that would have been dead on with the gold roping in the top part of the sheath but it would’ve been very matchy.  A white sweater would’ve worked but I wanted to go bright so I broke out one of my faves, my coral/orangey (depends on what you’re wearing it with) sweater:

It was the PERFECT pop of color.   I wish I had a camera that didn’t suck so hard, next time I sport this outfit I’ll take a pic in it.   Personally I’m a fan of accenting with colors (not wearing one bold color and accenting with neutrals.)  That’s just me.   Would Stacey & Clinton approve of the outfit?  Not so sure, but I felt fabulous in it!   How do you use color in your wardrobe?   Do you get a little more ambitious with colors in spring?

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Comments

  1. LOVE it!

    I too am one that typically dresses in neutral colors with a pop of color. Sometimes that pop is a bright tshirt under my cardigan or jacket, sometimes it’s a scarf, sometimes it’s just hot pink or bright purple nails, but I do feel it adds a little something extra.

  2. Brilliant! I refuse to give up the fun that can be had in wearing what you love. Today I slipped on a bold necklace with the 3 chains and a massive blue and silver tear drop element. I figure if it makes me smile it will be infectious!

  3. ashallann says:

    Yay ladies, love the color and accessories!

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