Two Ways: Mint J.Crew Sweater
Mar 29, 2012
Sweater: Jackie Pullover (J.Crew, $65)
For the Office. I don’t feature enough suits on this site. The primary reason for this is simply that most suiting retailers don’t make their product Polyvore-ready (stand alone white background image, no model). J.Crew is one of the few who even come close, but this could be a basic navy suit from anywhere.
This look is a mix of green and blue hues: navy in the suit, mint in the sweater, turquoise in the necklace. I paired it with brown accessories, but you could easily choose grey ones instead.
The bowler bag from TopShop is one of my favorites. I own it in the light tan with contrast coral trim. The black and white colorblock version is also nice.
For the hair, I would wear it half up-half down with a loose wave to it. For the makeup, I would choose a rosy cheek and a pink lip. The color palette is so colorful and bright that you need a little color on your face to pull it off.
For a Casual Dinner. Pink and mint together is a bold combination. To wear it without looking like an Easter Egg, you need to choose basic pieces without frills. You also need to wear it like you’re not afraid of it. Half of making an outfit work is to act like you’re working it.
I love the necklace in this set. It’s unexpectedly, uniquely chic. It really lifts the sweater up a bit. And the other accessories, a metal trimmed clutch and sandal, add a bit of edge without distracting from the statement pieces, the jeans and the necklace.
For the hair, I would wear it up to show off the necklace. Wavy in a messy updo, pinned low on the neck is best. A high bun could also work, but it feels a little forced. As for the makeup, a sheer pink lip gloss and a little shimmer on the eyes would be perfect.