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.
Because even when you're schlepping around a strange city for work, you want to look good, be memorable and command respect.
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.
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.
All the better to enjoy his stunning view at sunset
It's just the right amount of 80s...just like my outfit ;)