The Bellini in this post was gifted to me by Kiyonna. All words and opinions are my own.
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.
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.
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.
- Sunset Stroll Bellini: Kiyonna
- Stripe Tee: Twelve-North
- Who What Wear Birdcage Skirt: Target (plus sizes, straight sizes)
- Dovetail Bib Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
- Ring & Knot Belt: Target
- Green Woven Clutch: Anthropologie
- Curved Bracelet Trio: Lane Bryant
- Sandals: MissGuided via Poshmark
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!
See how I styled pieces from this post in other ways:
Today’s Postivity Note
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