It's really easy to exclude color in your wardrobe when you're a busy bee or just fall back to wearing black. Mixing colors can really elevate a look and make certain items pop in your outfit. This week we've challenged ourselves to try and mix three colors minimum! Let's see how everyone handled this style challenge.
One of my favorite color combinations is burgundy and a muted mustard or camel color.
I decided to pair this outfit with a brown plaid blazer to complement the tones of the skirt and keep the look easy on the eyes. Black tights tie it all together for a fall/winter look that's perfect for going from desk to dinner. The rings and dainty necklace provide just the right amount of bling; the lovely sweetheart neckline of the bodysuit should be kept on display!
To upgrade this look even further with personality and fun, pair with your favorite shoe - I think any color would work!
Josie is really testing me this week...lol! I've managed to cut corners here and there with all of our new and challenging themes of 2019, but this week I have found NO way around it! This time around we are supposed to use 3 different colors in our outfits. This is obviously a huge challenge for me because color is out of my comfort zone. I know it seems silly, but if it's not white, black, grey, or some type of neutral I usually stay far away!
We recently started carrying these super soft graphic tees by a local vendor called Chalet & Jordyn. I love all the cute sayings on these shirts, especially this one! It literally describes my life in one sentence. The beauty of a graphic tee is that it's a basic, but it's effortless and can be paired with pretty much anything. I actually really love the peachy pink color of this top, but it's not a color I'd normally gravitate towards because I'm so pale. I figured it would wash me out, but I was pleasantly surprised!
I wanted to go for a more casual look, so I pulled out my trusty distressed denim. You can never go wrong with good pair of jeans. I love the relaxed vibe they give my outfit, AND I get points for actually putting on normal pants instead of leggings! I think this specific wash goes really well with the pink tee and the whole outfit feels really bright and cheerful.
Adding a third color in was SUCH a challenge for me. I wanted to try and avoid going for a "safe" choice like a black, so I opted for this cozy oatmeal colored cardigan. I truly would never think to pick something like this to pair with a pink shirt normally, so this is really stepping outside of my box. I know it seems silly, but I'm telling you... color just isn't my thing! The sleeves on this cardigan are so fun. They're puffy and so comfortable! I like the over sized fit and actually really enjoy the color as well.
For accessories, I kept mine very minimal. I was already feeling pretty out of my comfort zone, so I didn't feel that it was necessary to be loud or overstated with my jewelry. I chose some delicate faux pearl earrings and a dainty little arrow necklace. The earrings aren't something I'd normally go for either, but I thought they added a nice classy touch to my outfit! The necklace was a pretty way to add something else to the outfit, but not overpower my graphic tee.
Color can be fun sometimes! I had a really good time challenging myself with this week's theme. I can't make any promises that I'll be wearing pink all the time in the near future, but it's something I'll definitely consider here and there!
When I get up each morning my mind automatically gravitates to an all black outfit, but today I switched it up and added some color! (Okay, I still kept black apart of the outfit, but less than my usual options...)
I started this fit off with my new favorite ribbed black bodysuit.This bodysuit has the cutest wooden buttons that adds its only little twist of style to the look! I went with olive green pants because I love the way it looks against black. These pants are the absolute comfiest, putting no limits on all the fun stuff I can do in them!
You can never go wrong with denim so I threw on a blue denim sherpa jacket to tie my whole look together. But the real head turner of this outfit is the yellow neck scarf I have on! The color adds a huge twist to the whole vibe of what I'm wearing and makes it stand out in full effect.
Other than the scarf, I accessorized simple with some bougie clear earrings with gold accents inside! Each item of this outfit has its own uniqueness to it and are pieces that needs to be in everyone's closet!
This weeks SBR took me way out of my comfort zone and landed me in an outfit I would usually never wear! The color aspect of this week was hard for me because I clearly only ever want to choose cream or whites, but the colors I chose ended up working well for me.
For my outfit I chose this adorable hunter green pencil skirt. It is so comfortable and the tie detail on the front adds a fun piece to the skirt. I paired it with a simple white long sleeve shirt, I needed my shirt to be very simple due to the jacket I chose. The jacket is this super fun cheetah print jacket. It makes such a statement and is also so warm and cozy! Which is always a plus. Two things I would normally never choose to wear yet it was such a good change!
To accessorize it I chose to do a really big statement earring that matched the energy of the jacket. I didn't choose a necklace because there was already so much happening with the cheetah print I didn't want to distract it. Paired with a cute black bootie and you have yourself a cute little outfit!
I love mixing and matching color, I try to incorporate three colors to my outfit to give it extra edge. This week I went with one of our Chalet & Jordyn t-shirts in a soft baby blue. It says, "Good heart but this mouth..." which I think is pretty funny and accurate to a lot of people!
I paired it with our dark red-bean paper bag shorts for a nice contrast. To help give a bit of warmth I threw on our navy linen button up. Since this button up doesn't have a collar I folded the top in that way it could look almost like a kimono.
I kept my accessories simple with my snap bracelet, stud earrings, zodiac constellation necklace, and a cap. I wanted one neutral color so I thought the camel hat would look great with this outfit. To keep with the casual look I wore my Superga sneakers.
Thank you for checking in this week! We hope our looks have inspired you to try an outfit with three+ colors.
See you next week!
It's very easy to play it safe when it comes to outfits and accessories. For the new year we have challenged ourselves to using at least five accessories! At first, five sounds like a lot of pieces, but the pieces add up quickly. Check below to see how we pulled this challenge off!
This week's theme is to pick 5 different accessories to coordinate with our outfits. I truly believe in the "less is more" mantra, especially when it comes to accessorizing. Of course, I shied away from anything too loud or flashy with my clothing choices, and I tried to let the accessories speak for themselves.
I chose a black, mid length dress to start. The added layer of fabric around the waist makes this otherwise basic dress a little more interesting. I like how it cinches in my waist and gives me a slimmer appearance. The longer length and longer sleeves makes it a perfect fall to winter piece. The fabric has really nice movement and is also really soft! It feels really classy and simple.
Since my dress is so plain, I decided to try and add small pops of neutral color in my accessories. Fringe is so popular right now, so I chose some fringe earrings and a necklace to match.
The earrings are really different from a lot of styles I've ever worn. Typically I wouldn't go for a dangle earring, but I really enjoy stepping outside of my box each week to see if there's something new I might like to incorporate into my wardrobe at home. I love the different tones of brown and white running throughout these dangles and I really appreciate the gold element to them too. It adds a little sparkle to my very "boring" outfit.
This gorgeous mustard toned necklace compliments the earrings so well! There is something so eye catching to me about yellow. I've really fallen in love with mustard over the last year and it's now become a staple.
I added a small hammered gold cuff to tie in with the rest of the gold I had going on. I love the simplicity of a cuff, but it really does hold it's own and makes a really nice statement.
For my last two accessories I chose a floppy fedora and a fun patterned scarf to go around it. I like how I was still able to keep my outfit fairly monochromatic, but have slight color variances here and there. The green wasn't off putting or too loud and I think it adds an element of surprise to the outfit overall.
Putting together an outfit is always more fun when you have a bunch of accessories to choose from and spice up the style! To be honest...I always forget to accessorize with my outfits but the times I do I feel ten times sassier!
I dressed up in a comfy black long sleeve shirt with one of my favorite pairs of blue denim distressed jeans. Now, this outfit is simple enough to wear anywhere, but the accessories are what really creates the look. I'm not much of a hat wearer but this gray hat will for sure be turning heads and makes the biggest difference.
I went with a basic black belt to keep the colors of my outfit on the same scheme. But to add a bit of color I wore a dainty turquoise half circle marble necklace! The bright color against the dark colors of everything else definitely stands out a lot! I finished off my look with two little silver rings that, although small, help add to the outfit in a big way!
I had a lot of fun wearing different accessories and will start including them in more of my looks! The accessories are what adds to it and makes the whole outfit complete!
Accessorizing is one of the best parts about putting an outfit together. You can let all your accessories do the talking for your outfit with big pieces, bright colors, or patterns. Or you can keep it more simple and delicate if your outfit wants to steal the show.
For my outfit I chose to choose one of the best go to outfits, a jumpsuit. I layered a light cardigan to keep me cozy. For the first accessory I chose to add a black belt to help tie the waist in of the jumpsuit. Sometimes if your jumpsuit doesn't have an extra tie or a prominent waistline it's easy for your body to be lost in them, a belt helps cinch it all in. Next up is this adorable velvet bow hair tie. I mean, it doesn't even need an explanation for why it's here, it's so cute.
For the jewelry portion of my accessorize I kept it pretty simple and delicate. If I do end up doing a big statement piece of jewelry it usually is an earring. But for this outfit I chose a dainty little gold necklace with this fun hand detail. I added the sweetest little crescent moon ring and finished it off with these wood earrings. Wood earrings! How fun and unique are those. Whether it's big or small, your accessorize can say a lot. And as girls can we have have too many?
Accessories are a great way to dress up any outfit! They can elevate basics and provide a pop of color or a focal point.
For this outfit, I chose the following five accessories: a hat, a bracelet, a belt, a tote bag, and a neckerchief. I kept the jewelry minimal and instead used different types of accessories to keep the look stylish but functional. The hat is of course a great way to protect yourself from the sun and the bag is large enough to hold all of your daily essentials. The neckerchief can easily transition from bag charm to hair band to cute scarf.
The heart-shaped belt is perfect for bringing a touch of whimsy to this outfit without going overboard and the marble cuff incorporates the neutral tan color of the mock neck long sleeve for a more cohesive look. The best part: you can throw everything into the bag at the end of the day!
I'm usually plain jane when it comes to accessories, but I am totally working on it! This week's theme was really pushing me out of my comfort zone with wearing five accessories. I wanted to show that you can wear more accessories while also wearing multiple colors and textures for an almost maximalist look.
For my outfit I went with our new dark night navy bodysuit paired with a marsala skirt. The bodysuit and skirt are also outside of my realm of comfort but I'm so GLAD I tried both pieces. I absolutely loved them together! I typically don't wear fitted things but the bodysuit felt so slimming and the skirt was a great length for me.
I added a denim jacket with sherpa lining for warmth. I also like the different fabrics mixed together. One of my accessories is a tote bag to help keep all my items!
To help keep my hair in place I went with our new velvet bow scrunchie in a leopard print. I don't have much leopard print but loved how the scrunchie looked with my pony tail! Since I had a loud scrunchie and a long necklace I opted for simple circular stud earrings.
It wouldn't be a Josie outfit without a long necklace. This time I went with our new scallop bolo chain necklace. The bottom has a vertical bar hanging. On my wrist I opted for my favorite snap bracelet. To give the look a casual street wear vibe I went with my rust Superga's in navy!
We hope this post has inspired you to adding more accessories to your next look! See you next time.
Happy 2019 everyone! For many people a new year brings new resolutions and goals. We thought it would be fun for us to each try out something new that we wouldn't typically wear. After all, you won't know if you'll like it if you don't give it a shot!
Stepping out of your comfort zone in any aspect of your life can always be a little scary, from the biggest to smallest things, but it's usually always worth it in the end! This week is a fun theme which required me to step away from what I'm used to. I don't tend to stray away from my neutral color pallet and pretty much all cream wardrobe, whoops.
For my outfit I chose this fun striped jumpsuit that had many colors I wouldn't normally wear, but I still managed to sneak a little cream in there. I added a super fun hunter green long sleeve underneath it to add a pop of color that I would normally never do! And just like I said earlier, it was so worth taking that risk! It turned out to be so cute and exciting.
To accessorize it I paired it with an adorable layered necklace and big earrings. I added a white boot to add some height, because your girl needs all the help she can get. I hope this posts help inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the risk!
Okay...how is it 2019? I literally blinked, Christmas came and went, and now I'm two weeks into the New Year trying to find the strength to leave my glutenous habits of 2018 behind me. Whoa! To kick off the New Year, we are choosing outfits that we would normally never wear. I love this idea! Nothing better than starting fresh with something new and challenging.
Let's be real, if I could get away with wearing all black every day of the year, I would. Color has always been a bit scary to me and I'm not really sure why... I guess I like to blend in rather than stand out. I really wanted to step outside of my box and try something different, so I chose this gorgeous striped jumpsuit!
If you've been following our blog for a while, you'll know that I'm super into the retro bohemian styles. This piece screams late 60's vibes to me and I. am. here. for. it! This apple-cinnamon color is NEVER something I'd lean towards, but when I actually got the jumpsuit on I was in love! The vertical stripes are unbelievably flattering and I actually really enjoy the different colors running throughout.
I paired the jumpsuit with some tan wedges, which was perfect in my opinion. It made my legs look a mile long! I love the crisscross cut of the neckline, and that the waist is more of an empire cut. Together, they make the already flattering stripes even more flattering (especially for those of us who have had babies...mom bod helloooo!). I never thought I could rock a jumpsuit, let alone a LOUD colorful one, but this was such a pleasant surprise. If you've been hesitant about this trend, I really urge you to try it. You'll be surprised just like I was!
To keep along with the 60's trend, I paired this outfit with a long fringed necklace. The details on this piece are beautiful. I am really into statement necklaces as of lately and I've had my eye on this one for a hot second. The hues are nice and warm, which ties in perfectly with the tones of the jumpsuit.
These wooden earrings are fairly out of my box too, but I felt like they were neutral enough to go with the outfit. They give off a fun, retro vibe too! They're super unique and not something I've seen anywhere else.
I hope the New Year is treating you well! Step outside of your box and try some new things, you'll be surprised by how fun and exciting it can be!
New years are all about taking chances and becoming a better you! Going into 2019 it's time to step out of the comfort zone... even if that means wearing something you normally wouldn't! I always see super cute outfits but think "I can never pull that off" but why not!
This week I decided to wear an olive green overall jumpsuit with a brown mock neck long sleeve. This is definitely one of those cute outfits I see styled all the time on Instagram but never dared to try and to my surprise I loved it!
I actually never wear earrings so I went with a pair of big snakeskin dangle earrings that really stood out. I topped of with a small and simple gold necklace that perfectly laid underneath the neckline of the long sleeve shirt. Both of these accessorizes go nicely with the warm colors of my whole outfit!
I loved the way I felt in this outfit and am adding it to my wardrobe list of favorite outfits to rotate during special occasions! Lol. It's perfect for these cold Sacramento days when you throw a large coat on!
Getting out of your fashion comfort zone can be difficult, especially as you age, change weight, etc. But sometimes grabbing an item that looks crazy on the hanger ends up being a chic blessing in disguise.
Personally, I tend to go for more structured and tailored bottoms. I have never worn a wide leg trouser out in public ever. It looks absolutely cute and effortless on others but I always felt too short to try it. I decided to try this trouser and pair it with a form-fitting top to balance out the volume of the lower half. Since I'm not used to such a statement pair of pants, I kept the accessories simple.
Next time you're out shopping, consider grabbing that crazy piece on the hanger. Even if it never leaves the dressing room, you might learn something new about yourself.
Happy New Year everyone! A huge trend right now is animal print. My style is a lot more relaxed and casual, so animal print is something I typically shy away from. However, I'm really feeling it this time around!
Even though the top is wild for my tastes I decided to take this theme to the next level (for myself) and pair it with a fitted hunter green suede skirt! WHO AM I? Actually, I ended up falling in love with the skirt! It has two layers to create the tied look and I loved that the double layer helped hide any lines from the bodysuit. The knot in the front was flattering and the gathering also helped conceal my tummy area.
I went with gold accessories for this outfit to add even more pizzazz! I really like the mixed materials of the earrings. To me the earrings look like the "dark side" of the moon combined with the sun. My Y necklace is a simple, dainty piece that I tucked into the top. Since I don't really wear heels, I only had black flats, but this outfit would be great with heels!
We hope this post inspires you to try something new this year.
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