Sunday, October 31, 2010

Playing the Blues

This sweater is another late-summer-have-to-wait-for-fall-to-wear purchase.  My friend S from school has the same sweater in yellow and had been wearing it as a jacket for a few days, but I knew that I wanted to incorporate it more into my actual outfit. It took me a few tries to get it right, and there were a bunch of outfits that I vetoed, but I think this one works pretty well:)

I paired the navy assymetrical zip sweater with other blue tones for a monochromatic look that would showcase some great accessories. I love the collar of this structured chambray buttondown and I thought it would go well layered under the sweater. My denim pencil skirt was perfect to keep the outfit in the same color scheme. Because of the monochromatic nature of the outfit and the deep V neck of the buttondown, I decided to tie a silk scarf as a neck tie. To tie the colors together I picked a red, white, royal and navy blue scarf. I love this silver studded belt and thought it would really pull the outfit together:) I really think that navy and camel color go so well together, so these boots were a perfect addition! They were also among my later summer purchased for fall and I am so excited to be able to finally wear them now:)


White undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)

Button-down: J.CREW

Sweater: GAP

Skirt: J.CREW

Tights: Century 21 (Hue)

Scarf: Marshall's

Boots: Banana Republic

Belt: GAP


Modesty is Pretty said...

Love that cardigan, I've been searching for simple structured cardigan with no luck, I guess I will have to give in and find one I love and buy it new. The boots are a perfect pop of color, you look so polished and beautiful.

Ilona said...

Your layered, autumn-like outfits of the last posts are good inspiration to finally get used to the colder weather! I especially like the "Walk in the Park" outfit and the combination of the white shirt and black vest in your last post, but this one works well, too. The belt does a good job at keeping the many layers together and while it is difficult to wear different shades of red or green, I think blue is a suitable colour for monochromatic outfits.

I haven't thought about mixing blue with brown or camel yet - normally I combine it with white, grey or silver - but I must admit they go well together. I think I'm going to try that myself.

I'm always looking for alternatives for scarves that won't stay on my head because the fabric is too slippery, and I like the idea of using a scarf as a neck tie. Did you just tie it like a 'normal' tie? (But you need a square scarf for it, don't you...? I'm asking because most of my scarves - including most of my 'problem scarves' - are rectangular.)

Uptown Twirl Girl Cara said...

I Love the Sweater - you just can't beat GAP x