Monday, June 27, 2011

Color Blocking Trend: One Zara Skirt Two Ways

My time in NYC---land of all black, somber wardrobes---was a reminder that color is the easiest way to stand out in a crowd.

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Because even when you're schlepping around a strange city for work, you want to look good, be memorable and command respect.

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And color, espcially this season, has the power to make you look fashion-y while still looking professional. Here I centered the look around one stand out piece: a Zara skirt in a gorgeous Kelly green. Paired it with an H&M striped tunic and one of my favorite Forever 21 jackets---both of which go with anything. Added little luxe accents like jewelry and studded carmel Tory Burch flats. Very clean, easy and comfortable look that still managed to look California-y cute.
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Another option with this skirt is upping the degree of difficulty with a WHOLE LOTTA color blocking. Swapped out the black and white top with this Elizabeth and James hot pink top. Added gold sandals that go with everything (read: tone everything down) and a vintage quiltted bag. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. Felt so LA and me in it, NYC all-black fashionistas be damned.  

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It was the perfect choice for a fab night out with two of my favorite misters

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That started at Mr. NBC's amazing new apartment with lots 'o wine

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All the better to enjoy his stunning view at sunset

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And whet our appetites for a piggie dinner in Hell's Kitchen

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Followed by more imbibing at a club to the strains of my favorite summer song, Edge of Glory

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It's just the right amount  of 80s...just like my outfit ;)

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fashioneggpplant said...

great looks! :)

adeleno5 said...

I love both looks, but I want to give special appreciation to you for looking fab while working, wearing flats, and carrying a bag that isn't an oh so adorable clutch. It is so refreshing.


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