04 August 2010

Outfit Idea for that Sale Item: 1960s Schoolgirl skirt

Yesterday I posted an outfit that mixed prints and confessed that I rarely mix prints, I usually pair a print with a solid. Today I confess the same with color. When faced with a color I usually match it with a neutral or match the color somewhere else in my outfit. There's something about the whole thing that is reassuring and calming to me. I know, I know, strange.  Obviously, that look works, but I also recognize that it's safe. 

Today, I tried pairing today's sale item, a fun blue 1960s schoolgirl skirt by Summit of Boston with a bit more color. I confess, I did some matching (scope out a close up on that belt and bag and you'll see), but overall I tried to mix it up some.  How do you deal with color?

Silk "Thyme After Thyme" blouse available at Mod Cloth, $64.99
Vintage leather and rope belt available at Oiseau Vintage , $18
1960s powder blue skirt by Summit of Boston available at my shop, Vint Condition Style, reg price $35
1970s/1980s woven straw purse available at Old Baltimore Vintage, $24
1970s woven leather kitten heels by Buccheri available at Bruklyn Belle Vintage, $26


Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

I love the combination of colors you put together! I love usually having one bright piece, but the other colors have to be light/dark in order for it to work for me.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I love color and usually mix one bold piece with neutrals. Sometimes I'll combine color - I have a short red sweater that my Mom knit for me and I like wearing it with a grassy green t-shirt and black pants. BTW, I consider red shoes a neutral. ; )

Janae Marie said...

i enjoy mixing patterns a lot, like polka dots and stripes, or leopard and floral, but i also really enjoy a monochromatic outfit, you have to make sure you are getting similar shades but an all over monochromatic look makes just as much of a statement as a bold print/color!

Sarah said...

Love how you paired it together. It's such a classic look. I adore these shoes!


Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Looks terrific! I tend to wear something black and then add some color, but I'm not averse to mixing things up. Pale blue and red. Yellow and gray. Navy and red. It all depends.