The other day on the blog, I did a post about ways to look your best. The post had some of the tips and tricks that I use for finding ways to look better in my clothing. Everybody has problem areas, and figuring out how to dress to minimize those areas will help you feel better about your look. Today’s blog is along those same lines, and I’ll be using a pop of color and a cardigan to achieve my goal.
I mentioned in my earlier post that my sister struggles to dress her body type. We are built differently in that I am like a ruler or a banana, and she says that she is an apple. Several of you gurls mentioned that it would be fun to have her make a guest appearance on the blog, and I would love that! The biggest problem is that I live in Virginia, and she lives in Georgia, which poses an issue. We are talking, though, and we might look at buying an outfit and seeing how it looks on each of us. What do you think?
I’ve had this cotton poplin button-up shirt for a while, and I’ve never worn it. I tend to wear mostly sweaters in the winter, but a shirt like this will work for all four seasons. It is a classic button-up design with a button placket, chest pocket, and buttons at the cuffs.
I love a button-up shirt because it is versatile and can be worn as a jacket, under a sweater, tied at the waist, tucked, untucked, and looks great with a skirt or jeans. This shirt has a black background with white funky dots that have a shadow of camel. I loved the print, but I thought that it needed something, so I added a pop of color, and I really like the look. I am wearing a large in the top, and it fits good, maybe a little loose, but that is better than being tight.
Dark rinse jeans look so nice and polished. They are more dressy than medium or light wash jeans, and a dark rinse is what you should choose if you are wearing jeans to a dressy/casual occasion. I love the skinny flare cut of these jeans, and they fit nicely. They have a sewn-in panel in the tummy region to help smooth the midsection, which is a bonus.
I am wearing my usual size 10 in these jeans, so I would say they run true to size. The length is a tad bit long at 33″, so take that into consideration. I prefer my jeans on the longer side to wear heels, and just in case they shrink in the wash.
The major components of my outfit, the shirt and pants, are neutral in color. The pants are dark, and the top has a dark background. I could have chosen to add a pop of color with a handbag, but I decided to stay in the outfit’s dark range instead. But, don’t shy away from brightly colored handbags as a way to add interest to your look. Here is a post showing how I used a bright pink handbag for the pop of color.
You’ve seen me carry this Vince Camuto lambskin leather handbagfor a while, and it is because I love the feel of the bag, the size of the bag, and the texture of the bag. I even like the way that this bag smells. Lol! This bag is not cheap, it is a great quality bag, and it was worth the investment. It is Vince Camuto’s best seller for a reason, and I will carry this bag for YEARS. It does come in several other colors, and it is also available on easy pay, so make sure to take advantage of the 5 easy payments.
Accessories are also a great way to add a pop of color. You might not want a large block of color, but a small pop still gets you the look and draws the eye. This Davis multi-strand necklace is one of my favorite necklaces from Kendra Scott. It is so versatile, and I wear it often in different ways. Each chain can unclasp from the necklace, so you might see me wearing this with only the two gold chains or even with only one chain. I love that I can wear it over and over, and it looks like I am wearing a different necklace each time.
My earrings are a statement pair called KAIA. They are large but not heavy. I like how they look and feel, and the best thing, I found them at a great price. But, guess what, the sale ends TONIGHT, so don’t think about this very long. They are cheaper here than on the Kendra Scott website!
This bright blue long cardigan has a relaxed, cozy feel to it, and it sure packs a punch in the statement department. You can’t miss this pop of color; in fact, this is more like a BANG of color. I still love neutrals, but adding a pop of color will change the look. Don’t you think it takes it to a whole new level? I do!
This cardigan is limited in size and colors. I ordered a medium, and it is way too big for me. It doesn’t look too big because I have it pinned in the back, but this will have to go back for a small. If you are lucky enough to get your size, you will love the feel of the cardigan. It is extremely soft, fuzzy, and has a lot of stretch in the material. It is under $30.00, so good luck finding your size.
Ways to Add A Pop of Color
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