Two Ways: Grey Leopard Pumps
Feb 28, 2012
From the Left, Earrings: Kate Spade Square Earrings ($78) Bracelet: Modern Myth Bracelet ($53) Bag: Marc Jacobs Petal Bag ($438) Scarf: Versace Baroque Modal Scarf ($295) Sweater: J.Crew Tippi Sweater ($73) Skirt: Telegraph Super 120s Skirt ($128)
For the Office. Yellow with grey is one of my favorite color combinations. For this outfit, I built a palette of gray tones with different shades of yellow; one bright with green undertones, one in a more muted, classic yellow. The shoes are nice because you can build virtually whatever you want on top and they’ll match. Leopard goes with nothing, so it kind of goes with everything.
This is a slightly longer skirt than I usually use, as it falls just a bit below the knee. It’s a skirt that I can’t wear because I’m long torsoed vs. long legged. However, if you are over 5’3″, and proportionally, most of your height is in your legs, give these skirts a try. The longer skirt has an interesting, vintage feel, which could be a nice change. You will want to wear heels, however, as this skirt needs a little lift.
I would probably wrap the scarf around my neck and let the ends hang freely, but if you want to employ another method, please do.
As for the rest of the accessories, looking at the set again, I might have chosen a bag with more structure, like this Kate Spade Jannine laptop bag. (I keep adding the bag to my shopping cart, and then changing my mind. At 50% off, it’s getting harder and harder to resist the red bag’s siren song.)
I like the earrings because they have both yellow and grey tones. And the bracelet is just a simple, little bauble to pull the look together. I’m also really loving the Greek Key design this season.
For the hair, I would wear it up in a looser, whispy style. For the makeup, I’d stay neutral with taupes and greys, the cheeks would be a pale pink and the lips a light rose. I would also avoid any clashing polish on the nails: no coral, no bright pink, no blue, etc.
For a Late Dinner. I’m trying to decide if I want to buy colored jeans. They’ll be on trend until at least next summer, so I could get enough wear out of them to make it worth it. The question is what color to buy. I probably wouldn’t do red or pink and coral wouldn’t match anything in my closet. So I’m debating between green and these purple Joe’s.
This outfit combines a cool motorcycle jacket in shapes of blue, purple and grey with the ash violet jeans. I added a simple white, v-neck tee because it didn’t need anything else and I like how the crisp brightness of the white breaks up the muted palette. And I think the leopard shoes just add a bit more trendy, cool to the outfit.
For the accessories, I chose a studded box clutch and resin flower earrings. I would also have done a simple, shorter pendant necklace to compliment the neckline of the shirt, but I couldn’t find one. Also, the earrings were my second choice, as I wanted gunmetal hoops, but this gives it a little bit of femininity.
For the hair, I would say down and sleek, probably flat ironed. For the makeup, I would say a berry lip with charcoal eyeliner and mauve shadow.