Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: walking in rainbows

     I find that some clothes make me smile when I look at them. This boys' buttondown is one of those items. I always think of it as my "painter's shirt," probably because of the multi-colored stripes.

Old Navy sweater
Kenneth Cole Reaction boys' buttondown (Ross, old)
Banana Republic Factory store petite trousers
 
     I decided to increase the color fun and wear my new sweater. I love the cheery green hue and that it is made up of different stitches. The one thing I'm a little iffy about is the fit -- I'm considering introducing it to my dryer for a little shrinkage. I feel the torso is a bit baggy, and the sleeves a little too long.
    I've been on a green and red kick lately (despite the strange look I got the last time I wore the combination), so I added red jewelry to top off the look.

Amrita Singh "Marion" earrings (HauteLook)
        While I've always enjoyed color, I usually don't pile it on -- so this was wonderful fun. I felt a little like a mad scientist in the color lab!! I do think the striped shirt pulled the look together. Although it doesn't have green stripes, it includes red, and I think that made this outfit look a bit more cohesive.
        Do you agree with my rationale? What rules do you follow when you play with color?

27 comments:

  1. My only rule when playing with color is that if I look ridiculous in the mirror I take it off! (Also, I don't wear colors I hate.) But I'm more colorful in my head than in life, so you might take that with a grain of salt...

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  2. Great rules, Erin! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Loving the green sweater but I agree that some shrinkage would make it fit a little better :) And those Amirta earrings! Lovely! Hmmm rules when playing with color - I like using colors that work well together - if you check out the color wheel you can see that colors opposite each other work well together :) Wendy from wendyslookbook did a great video on it! Also I don't like wearing colors that don't suit my skin tone hehe :)

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  4. I love those bangles and that's cute sweater! If I have one bright color I try to even it out with other neutral colors.

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  5. Thanks for the heads-up on the video! I subscribe to her Youtube channel but haven't checked it for a while. Going to take a look at that. :)
    I love those Amrita earrings too, but I don't wear them much. I should, though. :)

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  6. I like the idea of making a bright color the focus by keeping everything neutral. Going to have to try that out with this sweater ... :)

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  7. Cute outfit! I usually play it safe and only use two different colors if one is in the pattern of the other, but you are rocking these two shirts! They look great : )

    Jenn

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  8. Thanks, Jenn! Sometimes fashion experiments pay off. :)

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  9. I really love this outfit! And I'm jealous you can fit into boys' shirts! Guess I need to start checking out the men's departments for some pieces....

    Katie- Hems For Her

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  10. beautiful earrings!

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  11. I love your new sweater- it's a gorgeous color! And those earrings are super pretty!
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  12. Gorgeous sweater, and I love those earrings :)

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  13. That button up is so fun! I just love the colors!

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  14. Love the sweater, its such a great color and plays up the striped shirt perfectly!

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  15. The one thing I don't like about boys' clothing is that it's extremely boxy, but that's not a problem if it's a layering piece. :) Good luck scouting out the men's department! I like the boys department because the prices are often better. :)

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  16. Thank you, Jas! I love them but don't wear them much, trying to change that!

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  17. Thank you, Jas! I love them but don't wear them much, trying to change that!

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  18. Thanks, Inna! For some reason I've really been into green lately.

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  19. Thank you, Jas! I love them but don't wear them much, trying to change that!

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  20. Thanks, Inna! For some reason I've really been into green lately.

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  21. Thank you, Megan! I love after-Christmas sales, when the stores are desperately trying to get rid of piles and piles of pretty sweaters ... :)

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  22. Thanks, Inna! For some reason I've really been into green lately.

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  23. Thank you, Jas! I love them but don't wear them much, trying to change that!

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  24. I love this color sweater! It looks great with the striped blouse underneath it :) Come visit the Glitterati.. we'd love a follow!

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  25. Thank you for stopping by, Ally! :)

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