Career Style: Blue Monday
May 2, 2011
Instead of mixing several colors, this outfit blends shades of the same color. The blouse is a lovely, light Columbia blue with a blouson sleeve and a breezy fit. The skirt is a vibrant royal blue with a higher waist and a long pencil fit. Lastly, I added a teal obi belt to pull it all together.
For the accessories, I chose grey because black would have been too harsh and nude would not have been sophisticated enough. Here, we have a textured grey bag that is under $50 and a dark grey shoe to balance the look.
To continue this theme, I chose a silver drop earring with a hint of blue, green and purple in the stone.
I love this blouse. It is so modern and chic. The color is great for the warm weather months and for layering in the autumn. It’s the kind of piece that when there is nothing else to wear, you reach for this blouse and know that it will carry you through.
If you don’t like blue, you can try this tonal mix with an eggplant skirt, a lavender blouse and a raspberry belt. If green is your thing, reach for a forest green skirt, an emerald belt, and a jade blouse. And if monochromatic is the way for you, try a beige skirt with a white blouse and an kidskin belt.