Yes, Bright Clothing Is Just As Versatile

Fashion convention tells us that neutrals are versatile and easy to pair. So, they’re often presented as smart fashion choices when curating a functional wardrobe. If you’re like me, though, and drawn to bolder and brighter colors, neutrals won’t cut it. It’s a good thing that bright clothing can be just as versatile. And, when you have a wardrobe filled with them, brights pair easily too.

Remember my new bright pink pants from this bold suit? Well, I’m bringing those pants back today to share another way to rock them. Seriously, though, bright pink goes with so much, from yellow to lilac to orange. The combination options are truly plentiful.

bright clothing

What I’m wearing:

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Today, I’m blocking bright yellow with bright pink. The blouse is an oldie from Ann Taylor (see it worn before with green here). The pants are a retro pair of high-waisted trousers. They’re a newly available style that also come in stone and camel if neutrals are more your thing. I’m wearing them in a size 8.

To top off the look, I reached for my favorite trench. This trench sold out quickly last year, but it is back in stock. You can find it  for just under $120. Want to see all the ways I’ve been wearing my bright yellow trench? Go here for even more evidence of the versatility of bright clothing.

So, are you team brights, team neutrals, or both?

Location: Midtown, St. Louis



Trust Me–These Pants Are Everything And On Sale Right Now

When you find something you’ve been searching for and it surpasses your expectations, you share the good news. Am I right? Y’all, I stumbled into an old fashion stomping ground, and I found the spring pants I’ve been looking for. If you’ve been looking for the to complete your head-to-toe neutral ensembles or your color-blocked fits, these pants are for you. They’re comfortable, figure-flattering, and available in several colors and prints. There’s more too. They’re on sale right now!

I purchased the pants in , a beautiful orange hue that’ll surely hold down some of my upcoming color-blocked looks (see my most recent look here). Check my later today for a sneak peek of the pants.

Size Tip:
Use the online True Fit analysis on the retailer’s site (conveniently located near the dropdown size selector for the pants). It was on point for me. Size 6 fits me perfectly in these pants.

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Make Bold Moves In Bright Suits

The power suit dominated trends in 2018, and I’m thrilled to see the trend holding strong in 2019 as well. In addition to oozing with woman boss vibes, I love how easy it is easy to make a power suit your own (read more about that here). Want an easy way to update your power suit for this year? Choose tailored trousers and coordinating blazers in bold and bright hues. Yes, bright suits are having a moment.

Bold Bright Suits

What I’m wearing:

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Bright suits are bold, but they’re also quite versatile. You may recognize my pink blazer because I’ve shared how I wear it with jeans (see how here and here). Expertly tailored separates can be worn in so many different ways.

In today’s look, I’m wearing the blazer with a coordinating pair of pink pants. By the way, the pants aren’t the same shade of pink, they’re just in the same color family. I ordered the  hoping they’d be the same color as my blazer. When I realize they weren’t, I decided to embrace the opportunity to create a beautiful tone on tone outfit. Besides, these pants were too fabulous to return. For reference, I’m wearing them in a size 8.

To play with color even more, I added my orange d’Orsay pumps. Pink and orange are always happy together, right?

In lieu of a red dress, I’m thinking about making this bright suit my Valentine’s Day outfit. What’s your ideal V-day outfit?

Non-red valentine's day outfit

Location: The Grand Center Arts District, St. Louis

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Spring Essentials To Shop Right Now

You might be facing dreary weather conditions right now. Some of our favorite retailers are dropping their resort collections, though, and they’re selling out fast. I shared all about the #GibsonxHiSugarPlum collection earlier this week. I also shared some colorful ways to infuse spring styles into your winter wardrobe here and here.

What I’m wearing:

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In today’s look, I’m styling one of my top pics from Lilly Pulitzer’s newest collection. It’s a darling off the shoulder, flounce top. It comes in 2 colors, the one I’m wearing and a pink. I have a feeling this style will sell out quickly, so I snagged one early.

I envision wearing this top right through spring and summer. It’ll pair well with prints and solids. Today, I’m wearing it with my striped, wide-leg ankle pants from the #GibsonxHiSugarPlum collection.

#GibsonxHiSugarPlum resort collections

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Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

Go Bold: Colorblocking With Different Brights

No surprise. I’m obsessed with Spring 2019’s love of bold colors. What’s better than brights? Brights with brights, of course. I’ve been slowly acquiring fabulous bright separates because I want to do all kinds of color mixing this year. Today’s post gives you a glimpse inside my head. I’ve been dreaming about colorblocking brights. I’ve ordered the blazer, so I’ll keep you posted on the fit and actual color. And, you may remember the  (designer deal) from my fancy flats post.

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Colorblocking Brights
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