What I Wore: Shopping, etc.

blue collar red lipstick, what i wore
Skirt and cardigan, J. Crew Factory; tee, Old Navy; belt, Holt Renfrew; bag, Tory Burch (via Kijiji)

Y’all know I love red as an accent colour, so my first instinct is always to overload on it. But I was reading an article on French style recently, and the recommendation was to limit accents to one piece rather than a half dozen (it’s like the author read my mind!). In this case, my Old Navy t-shirt already has a bit of red in it, so I just added a belt. And red lipstick, because I feel 120% more chic wearing it. But! I refrained from adding any other red accessories, like a bag.

But, but! After peeking at this picture on my iPhone, I decided the “elephant grey” bag wasn’t cutting it … so I went with my red MbMJ Teri tote. It was just lying right there! It was too easy! Alright, alright, I admit failure.


2 Comments on Pop! Of! Colour!

  1. You know.. that is so true. Without that red bag, your lips and the belt really pop as accents. With the red bag, it looks more cohesive. I guess it depends on what kind of look you were going for.

    • I have to fight my matchy-matchy instincts all the time. It’s a struggle, lol! But monochromatic or black-and-grey outfits look better in real life than in photos, at least in my case (non-profesh pics). So, in real life, the first outfit probably looked more chic.