Three Ways: Coral J.Crew Blouse
Nov 8, 2011
Wearing coral outside of the winter months is difficult. But breaking out a summery color on a dreary day can lift your spirits and draw attention.
Sometimes, when I want to stand out at a party or in a meeting, I’ll break out coral, aqua or yellow. The parade of black and grey becomes so depressing, that it’s nice to wear something bright.
Camel and coral is a great combination. It’s bright, but it’s still fall appropriate. Toss on a cognac boot and a skinny jean, and you’re ready for a casual day at the office.
I chose a purple bag, but if you want something more muted, try a chocolate brown bag. And, while I could have done a necklace, I decided to pile on some simple rings instead.
As for hair and makeup suggestions, I’d wear neutral makeup with taupe eye-shadow and a lightly-tinted lip. I’d also wear my hair down, however it falls naturally.
Sometimes in the cold weather months, I skip the jacket or the sweater. I just get tired of being weighed down by layers. So I’ll toss on a scarf instead. It keeps the blood in your neck warm, and will keep you reasonably warm indoors.
Here, I mixed a grey wool pencil with the coral blouse. I like the marriage of the thick, utilitarian wool and the bright, breezy silk.
Add some booties, matching tights and a basic tote to complete the look. I also like green and coral together, so I chose an emerald-colored earring.
I featured a similar look a few months ago, but this is a version updated for the colder months. I like to mix coral and purple, especially when it’s a deep purple like this one.
To make it winter appropriate, I added nude fishnets and patent pumps. I like nude fishnets because they’re sexy without getting too crazy. I also added a resin ring (so modern and cool) and a metallic clutch. Lastly, to keep warm, this camel cape is perfect for chic evenings out on chilly nights.