Dressed for: The Other Side

Already Pretty outfit featuring J.Crew heart sweater, burgundy pleated skirt, leopard print pumps, Foley + Corinna Mid-City Tote

Sweater – Sweater, J.Crew via eBay – more on eBay
Skirt, J.Crew Pleated Crepe Skirt
Leopard pumps – Anne Klein Watchit
Bag, Mid City Tote courtesy Foley + Corinna
Studded wrap bracelet, Streets Ahead via Ideeli – similar
Onyx earrings, Lulidesigns

So I wrote earlier this week that I’m feeling excited to create bold color mixes. And it’s true. But changing seasons and cooler weather also make me want to cozy up in muted tones and neutrals. Inside my brain, these two urges duke it out on a daily basis, and the scrappiest one wins. You can probably guess which side was triumphant when this outfit was created.

Are you more likely to wear bright colors or muted tones on any given day? Do your preferences change seasonally?

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  • Kate

    Pretty much always muted for me. The brightest I get is a muted jewel tone.

  • Oooh this is the greatest look by far with that heart sweater. I love brights, but I’ve been moving in a more desaturated direction since September. I know I’ll still dash in the occasional bright, but I’ll definitely be wearing a lot more neutrals.

  • I LOVE that you wear what you love.
    For me, I don’t love that sweater, but I think your skirt is really cute!

    I love turquise, teal, burgundy, royal blue, cobalt, black, grey, and hunter green. That covers a LOT of what I wear regularly!

  • Anne

    Sally I just love the sweater and shoes together. I like both the muted and colorful palettes. I think the weather influences my choices. Oddly enough it’s the really hot 100+ weather that pushes me into the beige/khaki/non-color-colors. Once the weather gets cooler, I think the state of the laundry affects my choices more than anything else.

  • BelindieG

    I’m surprised you didn’t go for boots! Perfect outfit for boots, I’d say. If you’re trying for autumnal, bare legs sort of clash with the mood. But that sweater ends at just the widest part–I think a belt that accentuates your waist would have been a great choice.

  • Aziraphale

    Oh, muted, by far. I don’t have a lot of love for brights (with a few exceptions). I like a bright accent, like red shoes, but an entire outfit that’s bright is, for me, the visual equivalent of shouting. It’s much harder to look cool and classy when your outfit is shouting, lol. I’m very impressed with your outfit today — those are among my favourite colours!

  • sue

    I think that skirt and sweater don’t work together…you’re a slim woman but the combo of the slightly tight sweater and poofy skirt, make you look like you have a tummy that you don’t really have (judging from your other pictures, where you look slimmer). I do think the color the skirt is great though!

  • oooooh I love everything about this! I’m definitely feeling more muted as fall draws in – I’m finding I want to pair colour with deep, dark neutrals (which I don’t actually own a lot of).

  • Jenny

    I’ve been trying to do color all summer but with the cooler weather I’ve switched to black and neutral. Which is my comfort zone anyway so yay for fall!

  • I’m one of those that wears almost all neutrals, except for a rare pop of color. I bought some coral shoes! Do you know how well coral goes with a gray wardrobe? ANSWER:WELL

    Well, I mean, I guess gray goes with mostly everything.

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  • Linda L

    I love bright color all year round; however I am more likely to do a muted or neutral outfit once in a while in the colder weather.

  • Stacy

    I love all colors: muted, brights, black/white. Oddly, I tend to find myself dressing in one of those palettes for an entire week, almost like a weekly theme, regardless of the season. That may have something to do with living in Southern California, where the seasons are not as defined by the weather.

    (And by coincidence, I am wearing my navy/red Old Navy version of that sweater today.)