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?