My dear friend is afraid of color. I talked about her here– the neutral lover. I’ve been raking through the new arrivals at Anthropologie this week and I thought it would be fun to put together a colorful outfit for her that still makes her feel like she’s a professional woman who should be taken seriously (and fashionable-y).
This dress is a wonderful lilac color with a dainty yet clandestinely bold texture. It’s professional and conservative, but not boring in the least.
The dark orange is a refreshing change from the basic black blazer (the latter of which I believe to be a staple in any wardrobe). And how could you resist the grey and white polka dots. I think Stella McCartney would approve.
The necklace brings out the purple of the dress and brings the eye downward from the high neckline of the dress and sits well between the deep-v of the blazer. I am such a sucker for long necklaces. It’s also quite a statement jewelry piece. This belt, worn around the waist, gives the dress a little more whimsy when the jacket is taken off.
Pair all of this with a nude pump and you’re ready to bring home that bacon, honey. It’s a little out of her comfort zone and that’s what she needs. Color blocking doesn’t always mean neon color. Next stop, pattern blocking. Baby steps.