The lovely warm weather is keeping my jackets and boots at bay for the time being, and I’ve been doing a lot of simple graphic tee and pant combos. Here are two that couldn’t be more different. First, this funky tee that shows my love for Keith Haring’s bold, graphic work paired with my very first pair of fancy sweatpants.
FINALLY a graphic tee with a Spanish phrase! And in subtle gold lettering to boot. Worn with comfy boyfriend jeans and gorgeous citrine and chain earrings from Robin Woodard.
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Just a few more snowy outfits … hang in there. Of course, by the time I use them all up it might have snowed again.
My favorite and most-used outfit-building cheat is to grab a multi-colored scarf and pull out a few colors from its pattern. Here, that just meant burgundy and black, but the scarf unifies those two beautifully and adds a bit more color overall. This is a great practice for color pairing inspiration, too: Look at an existing pattern to see colors that a professional designer has grouped, and then re-create the grouping with your own garments!
Do you see blues? Purples? I swore that scarf was a mess of gorgeous blues, but when I pulled out some navy and cobalt items to assemble this outfit both shades looked completely wrong. This skirt and pair of shoes look blue to me most of the time, but more on the purple side of blue and they definitely bring out the purples in that printed scarf. I do realize that blues and purples are closely related and that there are blue-purples and purple-blues. But something about confusing my colors just plain irritates me.
Do you have trouble telling reds from oranges? Blues from purples? Tell me I’m not alone!