Just because summer's come to an end doesn't mean one of my favorite summer trends has -- colorblocking is definitely still on point, and that makes me oh so happy. This past weekend, sunshine-filled as it was, seemed like a perfect day to don an outfit that recalled summer, but with an added layer or two to protect against that autumn bite!
Now, don't get me wrong -- I love me some neutrals. But having too many of them in a single outfit can end up looking, well, bland. So I tried to livened up this salmon pink dress and cropped trench with a pretty red belt and some killer (Seriously, they killed my feet. Word of advice: if you're going to try wearing heels this sky-high, make sure they're from a quality company. Charlotte Russe just doesn't cut it!) red platform slingbacks.
|Trench, H&M (similar here); Dress, ASOS Petite Size 2; Shoes, Charlotte Russe Size 6 (similar here); Bag, Badgley Mischka; Watch, Michael Kors Mini-Runway; Jewelry, thrifted.|
Although I've raved about my love for ASOS Petite before, I can't say it enough - it's just so rare to find a petite-friendly line that hasn't totally succumbed to vanity sizing. ASOS Petite really does run small, and it fits off-the-rack. Admittedly, this may not be true for all their items (the Petite Tailored Pencil Sheath Dress that fits Jean of ExtraPetite so wonderfully didn't work for me at all), I've had a lot of luck with their items overall.
And of course, as my mom likes to say, the devil is in the details. So I went ahead and accessorized the outfit with some bright burnt orange-red bracelets - I think these really helped to pull together the outfit, as does the rich mahogany leather of the bag.
I really like the subtle red checked detailing on the inside of this coat. It stops it from looking too dull, and since it's sort of a swing trench, it peeks through when you wear the jacket unbuttoned.
To mix it up a little, I also tried pairing this dress with some chambray -- I'm a little ambivalent about how it turned out, possibly it's just too summery and pastel for my liking. I do like how the the chambray really make the red accessories pop, though!
|Chambray button-up, (similar here).|
But what do you think? Does this color combo work, or just crash and burn?