Think that you can only wear your casual blazers with casual t-shirts? Wrong. This corduroy jacket looks great layered over this patterned silk shell. Although the colors are very similar, the texture of the corduroy and the contrast against the silk help to create visual interest which prevents this from looking like a blob of oatmeal. However, texture isn't always enough, especially since it is best appreciated in close range. A simple pattern can differentiate the pieces from each other.
Wear to Work: Pair with dark wash trouser jeans and ballet flats.
Around Town: Pair with white cropped pants or white shorts, metallic sandals and a simple metallic pendant necklace.
Dinner Date: Pair with dark wash skinny jeans, brightly colored patent ballet flats and a necklace with a splash of color and sparkle.
Like this look? Check out the rest of Emily's outfits here.
Emily recently purchased this amazing cobalt blue blazer from Banana Republic and I paired it with practically half her closet. I think everyone should have a brightly colored blazer and cobalt complements so many other hues. Plus, with three quarter length sleeves, this is perfect for spring. I added the teal and white striped tee to add a fresh twist. I love mixing colors that are near each other on the color wheel, such as red and coral, green and citrine, and of course, cobalt and teal.
I hope you were inspired by yesterday's post to try mixing stripes and florals together this week. If you took a look in your closet and saw that you didn't have any pieces to recreate the look, I have you covered. Here are two fun combinations of stripes and floral so that you can pattern mix all season long!
#1 seersucker and multicolored floral
#2 red, white, and blue moto-chic
When I was in Atlanta last month, my sister and I spent an afternoon going through her closet and putting together the pieces she already owns together in new ways. We created twenty-five outfits and this week on the blog I will be sharing five of them. For more looks from Emily's closet, click here.
Over the weekend I went shopping with my mom and had a ton of fun trying on pieces at Banana Republic and making her try on dresses at LOFT. (Although I didn't take a photo, this maxi dress is incredibly flattering and made my skeptical mother admit that a maxi dress could look fab on her. I highly recommend trying it on. She not only bought it, but inspired another woman in the dressing room to try it on as well.) Here are the two tops that made the cut and are now hanging in my closet:
I can't find either of these tops on the website, but they do seem to come in other colors which are available online. The dot shirt is $69.50 and is available in white and the cross-back shirt is $39.50 and available in solid red. However, if you go into the stores you can probably find these colors. One of the sales associates told me that the cross-back shirt is brand new so it shouldn't be too hard to find.
What new spring pieces have you fallen in love with? Share your fashion finds in the comments!