Two Ways: Zara Orange City Bag
Jun 3, 2014
Purse: Zara Mini City Bag ($79)
From Right, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators ($150) Earrings: Kenneth Cole Hoop Earrings ($24) Necklace: KJL Turquoise Drop ($77) Shoes: Nine West Villea Sandal ($57) Top: Mango Crepe Blouse ($50) Pants: Andie Chino Pant ($70)
For the Office. It’s almost summer, so why not bring the color? For this outfit, I mixed a dark pink dress with a printed sweater and a bright orange purse. This look would also work with a navy dress and navy print cardi if you want something more subtle.
Since the outfit has so much color, you need to keep the accessories neutral. A “nude” pump, a tan belt and a pair of floral studs that pair with the print in the cardigan. I also like the idea of this look with an open-toe shoe like these uber-comfortable Michael Kors Flex Pumps.
For the hair, I would wear it down and styled as you choose. For the makeup, I would keep it more neutral and subdued since the outfit is so bold. A simple lip gloss like this one from Trish McEvoy.
For Casual Friday. Mixing different shades of neutrals is a classic look that’s great for any occasion. It’s difficult to tell from the photo, but this blouse is actually a pale stone color. I love the look of the two pieces together.
If you’d like something similar but are afraid of being washed out, try these dark grey J.Crew chinos and a pale grey top. That will pair well with the turquoise and orange accents. Though you will need a different sandal, this pale tan and metallic is a good choice.
The accessories are a great mix of gold and turquoise. I chose these rectangular hoops for something more modern. And what would a summer outfit be without sunglasses? My favorite forever, Ray-Ban Aviators.
I chose a sandal with a slight lift, which helps when wearing an ankle length pant. You can also go with a flat sandal like this Steve Madden Huarache-style.
For the hair, wear it however feels comfortable to you. In the summer, I’m all about an updo, but a bouncy wave could be nice. For the makeup, the opposite of above, you need color to balance the neutrals. I’d pick up a coral lip color and a subtle pink cheek like Benefit Dandelion.