Kiyonna’s Green Bellini Four Ways

The Bellini in this post was gifted to me by Kiyonna.  All words and opinions are my own.

Kiyonna's Green Bellini Four Ways

One of the reasons I enjoy blogging is the friendships I have formed with other bloggers.  Not only do I get to talk with them, I get to take inspiration from them.  This also applies to all women.  We each have something unique to bring to the table and I love seeing different perspectives on styling one article of clothing.  That is the case today with Kiyonna‘s Sunset Stroll Bellini.  With St Patrick’s Day right around the corner, my friends and I wanted to show you four ways, our four unique style perspectives, on how to wear this color appropriate piece for that day and beyond.

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My approach was a little more on the casual dressy side with some pattern mixing.  It is what I am calling a cross between preppy and global that fits my personal style perfectly.  Since the Bellini itself is a bright kelly green, I chose neutrals of white, black, and brown as a base.

I layered the lightweight cardigan over a midi length spotted skirt and striped tee in black and white.  That to me is the preppy part of this look.  Then to add warmth and texture I added brown tones through the knotted belt, woven clutch, bib necklace, and chunky heeled sandals.  All of these make up the global part.

Instead of tying the Bellini, I left it open and tucked the ties behind as I belted over all the layers.  It has ties on both sides right under the bust that you can gather as much or as little as you want and for this look, I loosened the gathers for a more relaxed feel.  The chevron in the clutch adds yet another print making it a total of three.  A splash of orange on the shoes make for an unexpected color combination.

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What I really enjoy about this look are the proportions.  The Bellini itself is so nice with its curved front edges that drape ever so softly.  I also love the length of it and how it hits right below my hips.  For reference, I am wearing this cardigan from Kiyonna in a size 2, which is equivalent to a size 18-20.  This color green has been one of my favorites since I was a young girl.  I remember having a dress that I wore until it was thread bare in the same tone.

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Outfit Details

This outfit is one I am wearing for work and for going out with my husband.  I love how this is a fun twist on a St Patrick’s Day look and have more ways planned to wear this green Bellini.  Until then, I am excited to see how my friends are styling it.  Have fun and click on over to their blogs to check them out with me!

Green Bellini

Hailey of Discourse of a Divine Diva | Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy | Nina of CurvyMod

See how I styled pieces from this post in other ways:

Remix Feature

Remix Feature_ Green Bellini

Bib Necklace | Striped Tee | Polka Dot Skirt

Today’s Postivity Note

Your life is your message to the world.  Make sure it’s inspiring.

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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7 comments

  1. I love this combo so much! The mix of stripes, dots, and chevron and the mix of colors and textures just make me so happy. You look awesome! I feel like it is a really playful look, but in a sophisticated, lady-like way. Also, you look amazing in green!

    1. This was super fun to put together and even though it was pattern mixing, I normally do not use so many neutrals. I wanted the bellini to be the star this time around when it came to color. Thank you so much for your description about it being playful, yet sophisticated. I have been somewhat changing my style and have been attempting to put my finger on exactly what it is. I think that sums it up pretty good!

      Janeane

  2. As always, your accessory choices are so inspired. I’ve already hopped over to Hailey and Nina’s blogs and studied their looks, and now that I’m looking at yours, it’s fascinating to me how each of us interpreted this challenge. We really do span the spectrum with our looks. Nina went with a dressier, polished look in black and gold. It’s quite glam. Hailey’s is casual and quirky and cute, and she played with color and pattern to fun effect. Mine is a study is color play and making an outfit that really pops. And yours incorporates interesting, textural neutrals to make the green sing and make neutrals exciting.

    I know that I’ve gained a lot of styling ideas from this collaboration that I plan to apply to my pink and ivory lace bellinis as well as other waterfall cardigans in my closet. I’d love to do something like this again because it was so exciting to see how each of you interpreted the challenge!

    ❤ Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

  3. Janeane, I honestly love the way that you styled the bellini here, I really like all the pattern mixing and how it looks with the neutrals that you chose. That’s why I really love working with you girls, this is the first time we styled the same item and I’m loving how each one of us styled it differently.

    Nina

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