Copy Cat| Preppy in Green

More navy… SORRY! 🙂

It must be my muse of the moment or something.

So about today’s outfit…

I always love pulling inspiration from other places, especially when it gives me ideas about how to style the coloured bottoms I have like this green pencil skirt pictured below.

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Wait – but there’s no green pencil skirt in the inspiration picture!

You’re right. However, I had a similar shirt (that I never thought to wear to work because of the bagginess) and although I like the colour combination of navy and mustard… I didn’t have a mustard pencil skirt.

I did have a green one though and the look would work with any fitted coloured bottom really (might try it with my pink skinny jeans next time).

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The look really works because there is a nice contrast in shapes. The top is more loose and flowy and the pencil skirt is fitted so the whole look isn’t too sloppy OR too restrictive.

Skirt: Jacob Clothing (similar)
Top: H&M (similar)
Watch: Bulova (similar)
Bangles: Aldo
Shoes: Chromatic Gallery

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Have you broken out any coloured bottoms that have been hibernating in your closet all winter?

What colour were you drawn to first? Tell me in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Erin

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Copy Cat: Blue and Stripes

I don’t know if it’s just easier to admire the style of someone who looks like you…but I’ve always admired Michelle William’s sense of style.

I’ve actually had this particular inspiration photo of her for a while but never acted on it.

But anyways, last Friday was casual Friday of course and the striped top with blue cropped pants seemed like the perfect outfit for something low key but not plain old jeans…

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I LOVE her tuxedo blazer with the black lapels but a) I only have a plain white one and b) I wanted to go a bit more casual since it was Friday.

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Cropped Pants: Old Navy
Top: H&M (similar)
Shoes: Fergalicious via the Bay (similar)

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That’s it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Erin

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Copy Cat: Neutrals & Textures

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Copy Cat: Pink and Polka Dots

Copy Cat | Neutrals & Textures

Wow! I feel like I’ve had such an inspiration drought lately!

There have been a few outfits I like but they have pieces I don’t have… plus,  I’ve been on a bit of a spending freeze and I’m really trying to work with what I have so I can’t buy anything new. Then there’s the fact that there’s no more room in my closet anyways! 🙂

So I was pleasantly surprised when I found this gorgeous outfit on gochicorgohome.com by extrapetite.com 

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I’m totally feeling the soft and muted neutrals right now and I love that although it looks simple at first glance, all the textures bring a deeper level of interest to the look.

Pattern (animal print/lace)
Texture (Lace, Knit, Leather and thin Corduroy)

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Sweater: Joe Fresh
Top: Forever 21
Leggings: Reitman’s
Belt: Mexx
Boots: B2

What do you think of neutrals?

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Copy Cat | Pink, Mustard and…

Pink, Mustard and… Leopard Print of course! What else?

Yes, I know it sounds like a colour combination only Elton John could love but when I saw my inspiration picture this week, something just clicked for me.

(Psst – my leopard print is in my belt)

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Pink, Mustard and Leopard Print.

3 Reasons Why this Colour Combination Works:

1) In this case, the mustard AND leopard print act as neutrals because the mustard shade is pulled right from the print (just like brown and leopard print would act as neutrals). This means they don’t compete with the pink and allow it to pop.

2) The mustard and pink are the same hue/strength so they are harmonious as colours (like other jewel tones such as emerald, sapphire blue and ruby-red).

3) Depending what your eye is drawn to, the leopard print might also act as the feature item. With mustard and this pink being a similar hue and close on the colour wheel, it allows them to meld together and take a back seat to the dynamic print.

Of course… I can rationalize all day but colour combining is really about what appeals to you.

Be brave, take photos of yourself (yay selfies!) and see what works on you.

Other Pink Looks:

More on Mustard:

More on Leopard Print:

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