monday blues can be appealing. especially when it involves clothes. and there’s nothing better than wearing separates. skirts, tees, shorts, pants. all those items you can mix and match to your heart’s content. but when we reach for separates, sometimes, we hem and haw as to what color combinations work. of course, we have black and white down pat. and monochromatic color schemes. but if you’re scratching your head for color inspiration accessories can step in to help. take a look at my handbag, the inspiration for today’s ootd. pale pink, orange, navy, and gold are all represented on this mini-bag from Tory Burch (old, similar here, here, and here). each of those colors can be found in my outfit. all, except pale pink. see how easy it is to find color inspiration and put it to use?
since i’m a big believer of having the basics on hand. those wardrobe workhorses you depend on to transition from outfit to outfit with ease. and span the seasons. i relied on this blue tee from Michael Stars (old, similar here, here, and here) to pull this outfit together. read more about my ‘back to basics’ series here. an adorable orange skirt from J.Crew is next. this skirt runs true to size. i’m wearing a size 8, and it fits to a T. the gold buttons, and A-line shape are what drew me to this skirt. this pleated front sailor skirt comes in orange, blue and ivory.
accessories always add visual interest. since gold is featured in the handbag and skirt i chose gold earrings (similar here), gold necklace (similar here, here, and here), and a tortoise bracelet (similar here, here, and here) with gold links.
it’s officially sandal season so keep those tootsies looking polished with a pedicure. gold metallic sandals are the perfect choice for this outfit as it reinforces the gold seen in the skirt, handbag, and jewelry.
style tip: metallics act as a neutral. whenever you’re in doubt as to what shoes to wear metallics will come to your rescue.
many times readers will ask for a foot-friendly shoe recommendation. while i am not a podiatrist and would never pretend to diagnose what’s ailing your feet. i do know that block heels give extra support and are quite comfortable to wear. wedges are also easy on your feet and a great substitute for heels.
all right, gang, time to get this week started! happy monday.