Sometimes, it isn’t all about mixing bright colors in an outfit. Why not do it with neutrals too?
Black, white, brown, and tan can all pair together wonderfully, so I decided to embrace that with an outfit. When I spotted this patterned tank at Target last week, I knew it would be a great addition to my closet. The flowy fabric of the top is keeping me cool in the over 90° weather we are currently experiencing.
And because pants were definitely out of the question (I’m not sure that I’ll be wearing a pair for quite some time), it was time to break out some tuxedo shorts in their place. My jeans have officially been put into retirement for the summer. I might see them again in September or October. Am I the only one out there that can’t stand wearing jeans in hot weather? I just…can’t do it!
Two weeks ago I was walking through Dillards as I traversed the mall. As I sauntered through the main aisle, my eyes landed on what had to be one of the largest, most random necklaces I’d ever seen. It was an enormous elephant head pendant on a gold chain, and as soon as I saw it I knew it had to be mine. Mine, mine, mine!
And as strange as a huge elephant head pendant may seem to be (believe me, I questioned myself about the purchase for a bit, but I was so incredibly drawn to it I didn’t have much of a choice), I’ve actually found a lot of outfits to wear it with so far. It’s such a statement, and I’m totally loving it. Plus, it was only $25, so it didn’t set me back all that much. I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but in the 3 times I’ve worn it I have been stopped by so many people…inquiring where I got it because they like it too. Who would have thought?
When I put together an outfit, many times I opt for wearing one pop of color. But why not kick it up a notch with more than one? It can be done!
I love how purple and green look together, so pairing them for a tee and shorts combo seemed to be a no-brainer. Color blocking can be a fun way to experiment with new color combinations you wouldn’t normally think of, and sometimes the contrast can turn into something awesome (orange and pink…purple and red…).
Folks: we’ve reached temperatures here in Florida that have officially made me retire my jeans and other heavy materials. I don’t think I’ll be seeing a weather report that requires their use for quite some time.
That means: shorts! I have been on a HUGE shorts kick in the past two years. I never used to wear them, and opted for dresses and skirts instead. However, I have embraced their versatility (and the ability to wear them almost in the same way as you would a skirt sometimes too) and the amazing array of choices available in stores right now.