Swank Blue. Not only the name of the label of this skirt, but also a great way to describe this look.
This past weekend I attended my very first themed brunch. Not your average Candyland or Alice in Wonderland theme, but a Kate Spade theme! Guests were asked to wear prints like floral, polka dot, striped and paisley, and/ or pastel colors. Now being that I am already lacking in the print and pastel area of my wardrobe, the cool weather we’ve been experiencing in the mornings and early afternoons made this task especially difficult.
Nevertheless, I pulled it together.
Coco Note: Barely.
I started with this pleated floral circle skirt, which fulfilled the print quota of the dress code and provided a focal point for my look. I love that the floral print is in a muted light blue color and features some black and pea green. It doesn’t have an overpowering design or loud colors, so it works for transitioning into the fall. The print actually kind of reminds me of a watercolor.
Coco Note: AND it has pockets! POCKETS people!
When working with a multicolored print, I love to work with the least visible colors. Adding pieces in the same tone or range allows these colors to stand out more, bringing the look full-circle.
The pea green is almost unnoticeable, but when paired with accessories in a similar tone, like these wedges and the bib necklace, the color suddenly POPS! It’s just enough to brighten up the look without adding another color (which would make it more distracting) or overpowering the blue floral print.
Coco Note: An alternative to drawing out the least visible color is to enhance a muted print by adding accessories in the same color family, but in different shades. For example, a royal or dark blue clutch would also be fab!
And you know I had to throw some black in the mix!
Rather than go with the obvious choice of white for a top, I decided to go with a black spaghetti strapped chiffon top. It’s light and airy, so it doesn’t have as much of a darkening effect as a sweater might, but it keeps the tone of the outfit fall-appropriate.
Coco Note: In the spring, a light or pastel blue top would also work well with this skirt. And, of course, a white loose fitting top or bodysuit in the summer.
How do you guys feel about this top knot? I must admit, it’s my first time rocking one, but I think it’s going to be a great protective /stretching style for this season. Let me know!
Top: Cotton On
Shoes: JustFab (Sold Out. Merp.)
Earrings, Rings: H&M
Bracelet: Mom’s Closet