November 6, 2013

Bright Idea






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We all know that my favorite color is black (with darker black being a close second), but lately I’ve been drawn to bright colors and they way that they pop against a black backdrop.



Inspired by an early birthday present from my bestie (an ahhh-mazing color-blocked Pierre Hardy bag) I put together a look that mixed black and brights in an unexpected way.  I’m so obsessed with the result that I might just have to add more color to my closet!




To start, I picked out neutral basics to ground the multicolored purse- black leather leggings and (surprise, surprise!) brown Rag & Bone booties.  When the foundation of an outfit is so basic, it’s pretty impossible to go overboard with colorful extras.  To this I added one of my favorite vintage pieces: a YSL tank.  I love this tank because its pop-art colors and shapes are super playful, but a black background makes it easy to mix-and-match with almost anything!  The YSL tank also happens to match my new Pierre Hardy bag pretty perfectly.



Marina Monroe

Marina Monroe 2On top of it all, I added my newest leather jacket from Veda x Pamela Love, which we carry at stylehaus if you want to grab your own!  The jacket may look neutral from the front, but the back showcases the most amazing woven lavender detailing.

I needed one last dose of color, and my Chanel phone case did the trick.  It’s a tiny replica of their famous Lego clutch- how could I resist??




The finishing touch was a long gold Nick Von K necklace that I picked up while I was in New Zealand.  I chose it because I love to mix metals, and the gold claw detailing on the necklace clashed (in a cool way) with the silver talons hanging off of my leather jacket.

What do you guys think- should I make bright colors a closet staple?



One Response to “Bright Idea”

  1. […] skirt scattered with brightly colored stars.  It reminds me of my vintage YSL tank (last worn here), so how could I not love […]

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