I’ve created a list of my current “fashion phobias.” Most of us have at least a few of them (sometimes for good reasons!!), and I probably have more than a few! I’m starting this Getting Over Fashion Phobias series to help push myself out of my comfort zone. It’ll hopefully be an ongoing project as styles are constantly changing, and more often than not, I’m reluctant to try them. But they say fashion is all about experimenting, right?
So, I’ve made it quite clear on my blog that bright colors intimidate me. I may be able to pull off an accessory or two, but it usually stops there. But if other people can do it, so can I… at least in small quantities I’m wearing a super cute J. Crew shirt that I picked up today for $13.99 (item 67688, Sunlit Sequin Tank). I also got it in black. I can only give it positive reviews, I got it in the xxs and it fits great and is such a fun color!
Jacket: Go Silk (similar); Hoodie: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Shirt: J. Crew (here); Pants: J. Crew (here); Shoes: Ann Taylor; Bag: Balenciaga; Sunglasses: Steve Madden; Necklace: Rebecca Norman; Watch: Michael Kors (here)
I know this season is all about bright and pastel colors. Bright are mostly totally out of the picture for me. I don’t think they’re flattering on me and I don’t feel appropriate wearing them at work. Pastels can be tricky too, though. Its difficult for me to find the right shade of colors, lest they be as unflattering as the brights. These top and pants are perfect for me. They’re pretty and spring-like without screaming “look at meeeeeee!!!!” I need more items in this not-quite-mint color of the pants. I’m so surprised at how versatile it is!!!
Top: Alexander Wang (here); Pants: J. Crew (here); Shoes: J. Crew (here); Blazer: Majestic; Coat: Ana Pires; Bag: Balenciaga Part Time; Sunglasses: Steve Madden; Belt: Ann Taylor; Necklace: Vintage
A few weeks ago the weather was teasing us midwest folk with 70-80 degree days. Since then we’ve been hosting a good number of 40-50 degree days. Grrrrrr, weather gods…
One positive thing that comes out of the consistently cool weather is that I’m able to keep out these wool capri pants!! I love these things to death and wear them about once per week. They remind me of grandma pants, but for some reason my brain still thinks that they’re super cool.
I’m itching for more color in my wardrobe. But I’m nervous to buy any. Most times when I get a colorful piece it ends up sitting in the closet unloved, and either gets sold or returned. So I’ll have to put some thought into what item I might get. And what color. Perhaps something in a deep emerald green? Or a turquoise?
Jacket: Ana Pires; Sweater: J. Crew (similar); Pants: J. Crew (similarly ugly); Shoes: Steve Madden; Bag: Celine; Necklace: Rebecca Norman