Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Inspiration: Red...

Lately I've been finding myself reaching towards red in my wardrobe.  It's a classic, it invokes a feeling of power when you wear it, & it's really great for color mixing!  While there are many colors that go great with red, I've seen two combinations lately to pull inspiration from.

The first inspiration is of course from Pinterest.  I had been thinking about the combination of Red & Pink in an outfit, so when I came upon this pin I knew it had to be talked about.

Red Inspiration

I've presented two options here where you could splurge or save.  Either way, I'm loving the bright, bold combination of these colors together.  Play around with them...you could even just do a red or pink dress & simply add the other color in your accessories and/or shoes.  Just be sure there is good contrast between the tones of each color...if the red & pink are too similar in tone, there won't be enough contrast in the outfit.


This next inspiration actually came from a mannequin in J. Crew that I saw walking by the store a few weeks ago.  It's no secret that I adore military/utility vests, so I immediately took to this look that's both feminine & urban chic.

Red Inspiration

I immediately came home & tried to duplicate the look using a red jersey dress I already own.  Unfortunately, my dress is an A-line which didn't look right with the length of the vest, so a forewarning to look for a straight skirt if you're wanting to try this look.  Again, I've given the splurge & save options above, but always shop your closet first!  I went back & shopped my closet again &, voila, came up with this look using my red & white maxi dress instead!




That wraps up this episode of "Inspirations"...remember to always keep your eyes peeled, you never know what inspiration is lurking around the corner. :-)



*linking up with: Because Shanna Said So, The Pleated Poppy, The Hump Day Blog Hop, Manic Monday, Wake Up Wednesday

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6 comments:

  1. Red is such a statement colour!! Great inspiration collages & that maxi looks fab on you! Love how you styled it with the edgy vest!
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Glad to hear you like the sample boards! And thanks for the kind comment on the Maxi Dress outfit...I was glad it turned out in person - things always seem like a good idea in my head :-)

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  2. You are such a pro at showing inspiration options! LOVE the way your red dress & cargo vest outfit turned out! I love that color combination. It's one I keep meaning to try but never really have. Hmm...now I'm mentally shopping my closet to see if I can come up with something!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina!! I'm really loving the red/olive together....still summer but edging ever so slightly towards fall. I'm sure you have a great portofino (or two or three) that would be great!! :-)

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  3. Oh man, I really wish I had a red maxi dress. I am loving this look and you know I can't get enough of my utility vest. Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  4. wow! you look freakin' awesome! love that outfit!

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