Showing posts with label colorblocking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label colorblocking. Show all posts

Monday, March 16, 2015

monday does it again

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, or a tugboat tooting my own horn, or Kanye singing his own praises, this outfit is another one that just came another in the early morning (yesterday did, as well). This look has a few different elements that, when combined, form a cohesive (and dare I say, classy?) look.

First up is the colorblocking with the navy top half, and the wine-colored pencil skirt. Colorblocking works best when the 2 colors are of the same saturation, or level, of color. So, a deep wine color, and a rich navy blue work here. Or a deep emerald with another equally deep and rich jewel-tones (see some of my past not-so-great colorblocking looks over here...).

Next is the monochromatic layers up top - the navy blue button-up under the navy blue vest.
The third is tying together the boots with the necklace and scarf. Cognac meets brown paisley and brown + gold - not matchy-matchy, yet coordinating and pulled together. And lastly, I wore a necklace under the scarf so that if/when I took off the scarf and vest (which I did), my outfit would still look complete, and not like it was missing some element.

button-up shirt: thrifted (J. Crew)
vest: Old Navy
scarf: gift
necklace: Target
pencil skirt: J. Crew Factory
boots: The Frye Company via Nordstrom

Monday, August 26, 2013

Colorblocking x2

shirt: thrifted (J. Crew)
capris: Kohl's
sandals: Sears
necklace: Trends

shirt: WalMart
sweater: Macy's
pants: thrifted (Lauren Conrad)
sandals: Trends
necklace: my Grandma ;)

I did some color-blocking TWO whole days in a row. The first with navy & lilac, the second with magenta & mauve. I think they turned out ok. There's definitely some room for improvement, but overall I didn't do TOO bad. What do you think? I need these critiques to improve my style! My sweet mom & husband usually have some constructive criticisms for me that I always appreciate - as long as they're delivered nicely, which they always are ;)

I made sure to incorporate color-blocking because of this link-up with Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas - check them out! Impressive, huh??


The Fashion Canvas    The Fashion Canvas

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Minty Fresh

lovin' on my Pretty Girl

LOVE this jacket, but I've had a hard time styling it, so today is its first appearance on Sweet Bananie!

Without the jacket, this outfit looks colorblock-esque. With the jacket, monochromatic-esque. With, without, with, without. Tricky, huh? ;) Either way, I like it! Perfect for having brunch with a friend before hitting up a thrift store on a beautiful spring day. 

I've been wanting to put together a monochromatic look for a few weeks. This outfit was a way to dip my toes into the monochromatic-outfit-pool without diving in headfirst. I'm afraid of putting something together that is just TOO much. But, this has given me the confidence to try this again with a different color scheme - hooray! Hooray for confidence building exercises in outfit choosing! (Was that nerdy? I think it was - oh dear...) Any other suggestions/ideas for my next monochromatic look?

These mint jeans are part of my purchase from Kohl's last week. I just couldn't wait to wear all my new finds - I was thinking up ways to wear them before I had even left the store. Does anyone else do that, or is it just me?

Also, Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there! We celebrated Mother's Day with my sweet mama last weekend, and are spending today with my mother-in-law, feasting on seafood and going to a movie. Be sure to tell your mom how much you love & appreciate her!

Shirt: Kohl's
Pants: Lauren Conrad - Kohl's
Jacket: local boutique
Sandals: Sears
Earrings & matching necklace: gift from my brother when I got my ears pierced ;)
Other necklace: gift from my Mama