February 24, 2011

Outfit Chronicles: Raspberry Blues

Ann Taylor Cardigan, Land's End Canvas Oxford Shirt, Loft Jeans, Lucky Brand Boots
It was a day for running errands and straightening up around the house.  Both things do not usually call for getting gussied up.  Today was a day full of must do's and not enough want to's, so I decided to lay on the style when getting dressed this morning.  I am wearing really basic pieces; blue oxford shirt, stretch skinny denim, and a cardigan.  What saves the whole ensemble from boring itself to death is the bright raspberry cardigan, giving the look a much needed one-two punch of color.  The winter is still in full force here in NY and layers are a lifesaver.  The cardigan is a lightweight cotton blend, but by layering the button down over a tank and then adding the cardigan on top, it becomes wearable in the winter.  The boots are a personal favorite, they are a deep army green and hit right at the ankle. There flat rubber soles and sturdy leather make them the perfect footwear for the cold, damp days of winter.  Plus I love the color combination of army green and Raspberry.  I kept the rest of the color palette simple (blues) and let the bright color do the talking. I think it's a perfectly practical outfit for running errands, but the punchy color ups the style quotient and brightens the winter blah's.

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