Land's End Blue Oxford (similar here)
Ann Taylor Loft Grey Skirt (similar here)
The Limited White Cardi (similar here)
Target Kachiri Taupe Boots (similar here)
Anthropologie City Safari Belt (yeah, I've got nothing for you. This is a pretty unique belt)
Katy's FBFF questions this week are all about adding punches of color in your wardrobe. We Love Colors, one of the most blogger-supportive companies out there, even offered a few members of FBFF a pair of tights to review to help add a punch of color to our winter wardrobes. I was one of those lucky bloggers, and even though a review wasn't part of the deal, I'm giving it to you anyway!
Now, I am normally very faithful to Hue or Target Merona tights - I have a few other brands, but those two brands definitely dominate my hosiery wardrobe.
Not any more.
I LOVE these tights (mine are the Nylon/Lycra Microfiber Tights in Hunter Green) - they are really soft and stretchy (and no "shaping panty" that really just creates lumps and bumps), and thick! I actually caught my cat wrestling with them (bad kitty!) yesterday and there are no holes or snags in them at all, and my cat has all her claws. They are just as opaque as my other favorite brands, and definitely warmer than the Hue Opaque tights. I was right at the point (5'3" and 135lbs) where I could have ordered the S/M or the M/L, and I went with the M/L - they weren't too big at all, but I could have sized down and been fine.
The only downside is that since everyone's monitor is different, the colors might read differently on your screen than they look IRL - I just Googled the names of the colors and "We Love Colors" and found quite a few bloggers so I could see real-life photos - plus the WLC Blog is really helpful to see more pictures. You guys, I'm totally ordering more. They are SO worth it - plus if you google a bit you can sometimes find a coupon code!
If you have any questions about WLC, let me know and I'll try to answer them (just keep in mind that my experience with them so far is limited to this one pair).
Now, on to the FBFF questions!
1. What color dominates your closet?
Shades of blue, definitely. That's absolutely my mother's influence (she hardly wears a color besides blue), plus fair skinned blondes with blue eyes look awesome in blue, if I do say so myself! In general, I tend to gravitate towards bright, saturated colors as opposed to pastels.
2. If money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?
I don't think I would - I think at this point in my life my closet reflects my color style quite well. I would like to add more patterns to my closet, though.
3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?
More is more...within reason :). I love pairing complimentary colors together (x, x, x), as oppose to analogous colors. I also like triads of colors (x, x).
4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?
I have a lot of basics in a lot of colors - when shopping I tend to gravitate towards items that aren't black, brown, and white, which could make getting dressed a bit more difficult. For me, though, it just makes it more creative!
I think for people just getting started in wearing colors, it's key to stay a little comfortable - maybe you have a patterned scarf you love, so start with a bold blouse in a similar color. Or maybe you always get complimented when you wear that navy blue top - so try a rich cobalt shade. Or start out with a classic color combo - navy, red, and white. It's one of my favorites, and so easy to wear in a chic, understated way. Colors don't need to be scary!
That being said, I am always jealous of women who can rock a muted, pastel color palette, or all black - those color schemes don't come easily to me at all!
5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?
I always love the color combos Jessica from What I Wore comes up with. She's famous for a reason - girlfriend knows how to dress.
Kristin at Crimson Rosella is always wearing colors in unexpected ways.
Heather at Simply Sunstar wears earth tones a lot, but still makes them pop with golds and rich textures.