January 3, 2015

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Putting together a great outfit never just happens.  It takes a lot of thought and attention to detail to make a fabulous ensemble.  For today’s look I’m used two of my favorite styling strategies to create this outfit…repetition and pop of color.

Repetition is perfect for creating a cohesive feel.  By taking one element and repeating it in a slightly different way, the ensemble gets pulled together and looks very well thought out.  Using my look as an example, by pairing a snakeskin handbag with a similarly printed tee, but on a larger scale, the teamings play off of each other and feel cohesive.   It’s important when using repetition that the pairings aren’t too matchy-matchy.  They should be similar, but should be of a different scale, texture, color, or print.  I added moto jeans into the mix because I felt the texture on the knees played off of the snakeskin bag and abstract zebra print tee very well, but in a more subtle way.


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Now let’s talk about the pop of color.  I could have very well opted for a black shoe and the results would have been just as chic, but I really wanted to add an unexpected element into the mix.  The outfits that I personally get most excited about are the ones that surprise me.  By choosing a deep burgundy shoe the outfit becomes even that much more interesting.  Lots of times when we think of a pop of color we expect it to be bright, but I don’t think that has to always be the case.  I think any color other than a neutral can count as a ‘pop’ even if it is more subtle.


090A4781090A4775090A4785Jacket: Burberry
Shirt: Haute Hippie on sale!
Jeans: Zara (similar)
Boots: Givenchy (or in black suede)
Handbag: Loeffler Randall (similar)
Rings: Geoffrey Scott, Nialaya, Vita Fede (similar), GlamRocks

Bracelet: Nialaya
Sunnies: Stella McCartney (similar)

Thanks for visiting!  xoxo Erica

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1 Comment

  • Reply Carrie January 5, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    This is so fabulous, Erica! The look, your photos, the tips… It might be one of my favorite posts of yours – and that’s saying a lot! 🙂

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