Thursday, July 28, 2011

Saturation Point

I love saturated colors (which may be pointing out the obvious, but it’s better to be obvious than oblivious):


I especially like to wear them during the summer.  They just feel like summer to me and have a tendency to look better than pastels against my summer-skin.  I often pair my saturated pieces with more neutral pieces, but today I decided to go all out.  In part because I was inspired by Ana at Better in Sepia’s look here, and in part by the fact that I just found this tank top in my dresser (what?  It’s a big dresser).

I wore a coral (which photographed as neon salmon) skirt (Banana Republic) with a violet tank (Old Navy) and turquoise-beaded necklace (rummaged).  All three of these pieces are pretty highly saturated so I wore my neutral platform sandals (Target) to give the eyes a rest.  And I added a belt (thrifted) to help wrangle some of the drape of the pieces.

Today’s Takeaway?  If you usually pair saturated items with neutrals, try them with other saturated colors; it can be a fun change.

Happy Thursday, Everyone!

Gracey

14 comments:

  1. Nice outfit, and those colors look great on you!

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  2. Great color-blocking. I like how these hues look next to each other.

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  3. I'm with you on saturates - pastels do nothing for me and, as such, I have little love for them. This outfit, though? Much love.

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  4. I love this! I don't do pastels very often either, but I do usually pair my bold colors with neutrals. I'll have to try mixing it up like you.

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  5. saturated w saturated is so much better, i totally agree! :) cute outfit as always gracey!!

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  6. Love it :) Gorgeous colours, they look great on you :)

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  7. Great outfit, Gracey! The colors are gorgeous on you.

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  8. gorgeous color combo! love love love. and i totally like that you wore the neutral shoes with the brights. it's perfect!

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  9. this is just THE color mix of the summer! I will never tire of seeing it!

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  10. What a completely GORGEOUS combination of colors!

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  11. You are stunning! I love this!

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  12. really nice! especially love the turquoise necklace with the tank.

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