When you’re feeling a little bored or can’t think what to wear with your cute black skinnies–pull out a red top! Red and black look great together and are easily accessorized. I picked up this ikat print top recently and could see it worn SO many ways. Unless I just love something, my criteria are usually just that: how many ways can I wear this piece and how many things do I already have in my closet to go with it. Do you do the same?
My purpose in writing this blog is to give you all incentive and ideas for dressing well and feeling great in whatever we wear. At the same time, this blog serves as my own incentive to continue to look my best, and not just throw on a tee-shirt and jeans every day! The struggle is finding things that I think might appeal to you ladies and be flattering on almost anyone! AND finding the right price and availability. The fashion industry moves so fast and stores change inventory quickly and honestly, all of us shop so much that it is difficult to find things that are in stock!! Bottom line is, if you think you might be interested in something, scoop it up quickly as outfits I style one day can easily be gone the next! It is frustrating, for sure, and I just wanted to let you know that I do my best to show and share current wardrobe pieces. If I can’t find them, I do my best to find something similar. Now, on to the outfit that is currently in stock!! Lol!
The outfit: red top and tie cuff jeans
A red top looks good on almost everyone. And a print is a good choice as it keeps the eye roving; this is great for concealing some of those pesky lumps and bumps. At least I have those!! This ikat pattern top does all of those things. Best of all, it’s made of a linen fabric so can be worn in the heat. I can also style it later on with slacks and a blazer for a work or professional occasion.
These jeans (currently on sale at 40% off!) are so cute with the ties at the cuff. It gives them a more playful look which is great for a casual outfit. I styled them here in a recent post. Just add a cute pair of wedges, like these platforms (that aren’t too high!) and the outfit is complete!
The black wedges are another example of a purchase I made with multiple uses as a factor. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the outfit, and the cork gives them a summery feel. And they are comfortable. Check.
These red tassel earrings have also been a “good buy.” They are inexpensive but so cute and the vibrant red shade really pops. Love it!
My favorite bag: The Kate Spade satchel
Finally, I purposely selected a white shade for my bag as it looks great with most of my summer outfits, and will also carry me into the fall. I can’t pick up this adorable bag without thinking sadly of the designer, as it is a Kate Spade bag. What a sad ending to a wonderfully creative life. So sad and such a tragic loss to the fashion world.
So, if you need a little pick-me-up for your next outfit, add a pop of red. It looks good on everyone and is easily mixed and matched with many pieces in your wardrobe. Enjoy!
Next week: SHORTS!! Let’s get ready for summer!