Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Look We Love: Bold Color Blocking & Nautical Stripes

We're inching closer and closer to Summer which has us in visual overdrive for this season's big fashion player:  neon!  For this Lookbook, I wanted to feature a mix of bold neon color blocking with nautical stripes to create an unexpected fresh take on a classic look.

I started the look off with a gorgeous reverse nautical striped top.  I loved this top for it's unexpected take on the nautical look by placing the emphasis on the dark stripes rather than the light ones, and it features a 3/4 sleeve.  Since it's such a bold pattern, I wore a long necklace to focus the eye, in the feathery teal blue hue that coordinates with the bag.

Here's where the fun comes in.  Instead of going with a classic pairing like white pants or jeans, I added a dramatic pop of color with this neon pink banded skirt.  The color is just stunning in person, and the dark striped top helps keep it grounded.  I added a neon yellow belt to give a bit more pop.  Keep it skinny to avoid overwhelming the eye with too much color.

I wanted to further the look of the color blocking by adding a third color to the mix, so I incorporated a bright teal fold-over handbag.  This is a solid color with accents nicely off the skirt and patterned top, and has a beautiful gold chain strap with acts like an added jewelry accessory when draped over the shoulder or cross-body.  I also added a statement ring and bracelet.  Bold color, bold accessories.

 And finally, the look was made complete by pairing some color blocked wedges.  I just love these!  And they are unbelievably comfortable!  The pink and yellow helps balance the skirt and belt, while the black top keeps the look grounded and chic.

Get the items here:

Striped Top:  http://www.urbanog.com/Striking-Stripe-Top_128_19929.html
Neon Pink Skirt:  http://www.urbanog.com/Going-Neon-Skirt_159_20357.html
Blue Bag:  http://www.urbanog.com/Coral-Reef-Bag_118_20403.html
Black Pink Yellow Wedges:  http://www.urbanog.com/Breckelle-Cilo-88-Colorblock-Round-Toe-Wedge_113_20954.html
Neon Tangerine Belt:  http://www.urbanog.com/Techno-Jam-Belt_119_20501.html
Gem Statement Ring:  http://www.urbanog.com/Gem-Beauty-Ring_124_19171.html

What do you think of the look?  Give you some ideas?  Leave us a comment below!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

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