Dressed for: My Favorite Cheat

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, Diane Von Furstenberg scarf, burgundy sweater, skinny black jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody

Scarf – Diane Von Furstenberg via eBaysimilar colors
Jacket – via Twice – similar
Sweater – thrifted – similar
Jeans – Zuma courtesy Karen Kane
Booties – Steve Madden Winola (mine from last year, but these are exactly the same)
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape
Earrings – gift – similar

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!

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Dressed for: Purple Blues

Already Pretty outfit featuring watercolor print scarf, grey boatneck, purple Theory skirt, gray Falke tights, purple suede Aerosoles pumps, hematite stud bracelet

Scarf – BeckSöndergaard via Jessica Rose
Top – Old Navy  – bought mine last year but this looks almost identical
Skirt – Theory via eBaysimilar
Tights – courtesy Falke (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Aerosoles (no longer available) – similar color
Bracelet – Diesel (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Ashley Spatula

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!

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