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Career Style: Blue Monday


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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.


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  1. P says:


    May 2, 2011/Reply
  2. Stephanie says:

    I notice you paired this with a suede shoe. What are your thoughts on continuing to wear suede pumps into the spring? I always thought suede shoes were best left to fall and winter wear.

    May 2, 2011/Reply
  3. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    I don't know how to wear suede shoes. They scare me. I don't see how I ever make them last more than a week or so. All the different sprays, etc? Very confusing for me. Those ones are gorge tho

    May 2, 2011/Reply
  4. Katie says:

    We shouldn't be 'singing the blues' today as government employees and Americans. The blue should be for the NAVY SEALS! 🙂

    May 2, 2011/Reply
  5. Belle says:

    Katie-I wrote this Friday.

    Stephanie-suede boots and booties for fall only, pumps are easier year round

    May 2, 2011/Reply
  6. SC says:

    Love this outfit!

    May 3, 2011/Reply