as we get older, it’s easy to get stuck in our fashion ways. so many of our closets are packed to the brim with neutrals: blacks, whites, grays, and beiges. and there’s nothing wrong with that. neutrals serve as the backbone of any well-established wardrobe. but if you ever feel like you’re in a fashion rut, it’s easy to get out by spicing up your neutrals with a color pop.
a single splash of yellow, red, orange, (light) blue, or green can go a long way to breathing new life into your closet—and a good way to make a bit of a statement. and given the layering options fall presents us—blazers, coats, and cardigans—you’ll never find a better time than autumn to introduce a little color into your wardrobe.
today i’m showcasing a simply stated, comfortable but quietly chic outfit from Talbots and Banana Republic. i love, love, love Talbots’ glen plaid pants. they’re extremely versatile and have gotten a lot of mileage this fall. you can pair them with just about anything: sweaters, blazers, you name it.
and what says “fall” more than a duster (Banana Republic). they’re so warm. so cozy. and eye-catching for that matter. they’re a perfect layering piece whether you’re spending the day at home or out and about.
now for my color splash, i went with Banana Republic‘s red wrap top. it stands out no doubt. and maybe that’s not quite for you. but you can imagine pairing this outfit (or one like it) with a more subdued red, yellow or orange. whatever you go with, you can’t really go wrong. simple color splashes go a long way. and i’ve pulled this post and this one for some more inspiration.
all this week, I’m revealing my top 5 classic movies one day at a time. in case you missed #5, check out my post from monday. in my #4 spot is the classic It Happened One Night starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. this is an older one, so some of my younger readers might have missed it, but i definitely encourage you to check it out.
the movie follows a well-to-do woman played by Colbert who falls in love with a journalist played by Gable. did you know It Happened One Night is one of three films to receive all of the major academy awards? can you guess the other two without clicking the above link? do you agree with my list so far? what have i left out? stay tuned for the top 3 coming your way.