Friday, March 21, 2014

Bold, Bright, and Blue

I'm stepping into Spring with a bright color and a bold print. Leopard print is by far, my favorite animal print. I love most wild animal prints, especially the wild cats, but the leopard holds a special place in my heart. I prefer the more complex, structured, and visually pleasing design of the spots on the leopard. This popular print is so versatile. I think every woman should own something with leopard print or any wild animal of their choice. It gives your wardrobe so much character and shows that you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

Speaking of comfort zones, I have met a lot of women who are afraid to experiment with bold and bright colors, especially in the work place. I can understand why some women are more reserved when it comes to wearing bright colors. For one, bright colors draw a lot of attention and, depending on the color you wear and how you wear it, you can easily give off a bad impression. I am one who can not live without color. I am not afraid to step out wearing the brightest top, or the brightest shoes. I just love to play with colors. However, there ways to wear bright colors without looking garish. If you want to add a little pizzazz to your wardrobe, the best way to start is by choosing colors that you like and complement your skin tone. Keep in mind that bright colors look great with neutral colors. If you're one of those women who is afraid to play with colors, try using it in smaller sections such as a belt, a bold lip color, a statement necklace, or even your handbag. A small pop of color will attract a little attention, but not so much to make you feel uncomfortable.

I styled this outfit with the fearless business woman in mind. I used both a bright color and my favorite animal print. Even though these pants have a busy pattern, the color of the pants is neutral and the style of the pants is a little loose, which gives it a more sophisticated look. I paired the pants with a cream ruffled top to help tone down the busy pattern of the print. The turquoise color blazer and shoes are the perfect pop of color for the overall neutral outfit. The pearl earrings and a classic black bag add a nice touch of class and sophistication to this look.

Cream Ruffled Top and Earrings: Forever21 | Blazer: H&M | Leopard Print Pants: Burlington Coat Factory |                Shoes: Michael-Antonio- Lydia Suede Pumps | Purse: Anne Klein, TJ Maxx

Would you dare to wear bright colors and prints to the office? Let me know what your thoughts are about this outfit. 



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