The other day I visited a vintage shop where I am a vendor and the owner made a comment about my leopard print shoes that I paired with jeans, purple top, lace hoodie, & orange necklace (if you want to see the look I am talking about, see my Instagram post). She said that she never would have thought to pair the print with anything other than an all black outfit. It took me a little off guard because I do not even realize how much color I wear. ALL. THE. TIME. I am not even positive I have enough clothing items in my closet to put together an all black outfit.
I posted a while ago about my Ode to Coral Reef with a colorful Fall/Winter outfit inspired by Sherwin Williams 2015 Color of the Year. Here in Southern California, we may not see extremely low temperatures or experience blizzards, let alone snow (except in the mountains), but near the coast we have foggy mornings and sometimes overcast afternoons that can sometimes put your mood a little low. You would not know it by my pale complexion, but I love the sun. It revives me and brings me joy.
Today, I am joined by Liz of With Wonder & Whimsy to beat the winter blues with a Nashville take on infusing color into a cool weather look using Coral.
Being no stranger to color, Liz chose this bright dress with buttons down the front. I love her mix of romantic details like the fur scarf, beaded necklace, wide buckle belt, & patterned tights with rustic texture through distressed denim and slouchy boots. The coral just pops and brings a bit of happiness to a cold winter day.
Tigridia Maxi Skirt: Anthropologie (similar) | Coral Top: Roxy via Petticoat Lane Consignment (similar) | Coral Layered Windbreaker: LOFT (similar) | Gold Chain with Red Fringe Tassels Necklace: World Market | Leather & Rhinestone Cuff: TJMaxx (similar) | Fringed Booties: Half Sam & Libby via Goodwill of Orange County/Half ReFashion by me (similar) | Leather Navy Wristlet: Michael Kors (similar) (same in different color way)
For my look, I selected a floral maxi skirt. I am getting over my aversion to wearing maxi skirts because for some reason I always felt like I had no idea how to style them. I very rarely tuck shirts in and I had it stuck in my head that maxis = tucked shirts. Well, no more. An elastic hem bubble top filled the gap between tucking and just letting it hang loose. The layered windbreaker adds a little fun to the top without competing with the patterned skirt.
I had to give a little focus to these fringed booties too. They are a ReFashion I did in collaboration with Goodwill of Orange County. If you want to see what they looked like before (white and unfringed) and how I got them to look like this, check out the DIY ReFashion: Fringed Boots post on their blog.
This necklace is one of the pieces I highlighted on my What I Got For Christmas post. It picks up the darker maroon & blue colors in the skirt. I love it when stuff like that happens!
So it’s twinsies for Liz and I today even if we are miles apart. Be sure to check out Liz’s post on With Wonder & Whimsy for her point of view on Winter Coral.
Do you wear bright colors in the winter?
Today’s Postivity Note
Laugh as much as you breathe, love as much as you live.
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