March 10, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Well That's Just Random






































Today's look is a bit of a loose interpretation. For some reason this random combo popped into my head when I spotted the inspiration photo in a J.Crew catalog, so even though it wasn't a close match, I just rolled with it. Sometimes going with your first instinct pays off!

Why this works: Some outfits are all about matching your colors closely. Other outfits work because they pair completely random colors. In today's look. I mixed three totally different tones (pastels, brights, neutrals) into one random but polished look. Don't be afraid to try this at home. :-)

Occasion: Work
Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Cardigan: H&M, $18
Shirt: Banana Republic, $15
Skirt: Banana Republic, $40
Belt: Gap, $15
Necklace: Banana Republic, $20
Shoes: BCBG/Ross, $23
Watch: Michael Kors, Christmas present
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8

27 comments:

  1. I like your interpretation. Color is so important. This may seem odd but I am havign a hard time figuring what kind of outfit to wear to this Friday night fashion meetup I have to attend. I dont want to be too conservative since its Fri night and the people are very stylish. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.

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  2. janetha @ meals & movesMarch 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    i love it! you always put the most unexpected items together and they always work.

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  3. Do the people at your job know about your blog? Are they as wowed by your looks as we all are?

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  4. jseverydayfashionMarch 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Aggie, I went to a fashion blogger meet-up on a Friday night a couple months ago and I went with a dress with tights. When it's a fashion event, I say feel free to get creative!

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  5. jseverydayfashionMarch 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Kim, my full-time marketing job ended in October so right now I'm doing freelance social media plus a bunch of other random projects!

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  6. jseverydayfashionMarch 10, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Ps. But yes at my marketing job my outfits were often a topic of conversation. It's partly why I started a blog! :-)

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  7. You're inspiring me to start printing these off and keeping them in my room so that I don't forget how I can pair things.. :) How does your husband feel about your being in my bedroom?? HAhAHAHAhah!!!

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  8. Just wanted to say in reference to the deals J finds at Gap stores. I was in a store yesterday, all marked down tops, and there were many to choose from, were an additional 30% off. I got a sweater for $16 that is still $45 on the website. So, thanks J! I'll be checking in stores more often now and I think it's the same at Old Navy where I have found amazing deals in the past couple of months.

    Also thanks for the inspiration on things that I've never been good at. I started wearing belts which I haven't done for years.

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  9. jseverydayfashionMarch 10, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    That's awesome!

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  10. Great outfit! I think its time to buy a similar cardigan :-)

    Can you please do a post with basic/must-haves that you can pair with multiple outfits? I didn't see anything like that in your archive. Thx!

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  11. J, It was pointed out by one of my commenters that you, me and Kendi are all wearing similar cardigans today. I thought it was so cute that I linked you both in today's post: Moms Have Style, Too!

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  12. Girl. I am TERRIFIED to try this at home, but you do it so well I just might have to. Those colors are all sowonderful!

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  13. Talia-Varga StoreMarch 10, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Love the cardigan and MK watch!

    -Talia, www.vargastore.com

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  14. The one on the right looks better! Okay...just me opinion, but I like your look the best.

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  15. gorgeous! i love the "Don't be afraid to try this at home" line hahaha ;)

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  16. love the outfit love the blouse!!!!!

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  17. I love that skirt and little red belt! I love yellow because it's so happy but I can't wear it! Can brunettes with olive skin & gray eyes wear yellow?

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  18. jseverydayfashionMarch 11, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    I think anyone can wear yellow, you just have to find a shade that works for your skin tone! I have very olive skin (this picture is of me at my palest/most natural skin tone with no tan), so I'm guessing we have similar coloring? I think this shade would look lovely on you. :-)

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  19. jseverydayfashionMarch 11, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Do it, do it, do it. :-)

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  20. jseverydayfashionMarch 11, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Too funny! Thanks Erin!

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  21. jseverydayfashionMarch 11, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    I've never posted a basics/must-have list because I don't believe in them!! :-) Not every woman needs a black pencil skirt or trench coat. It varies so much depending on where you live and what you do for a living, that you really have to come up with a list for each woman individually!

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  22. I love your cardigan. Is it recent? I went to H&M this week but didn't see it.

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  23. No, I got the cardigan last fall. They have tons of great colors right now for cardigans though! I bought the bright blue one I wore earlier this week, and I love kelly green one too.

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  24. I love the mix of colors! awesome!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  25. This is such a great outfit! love the bright colors!

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  26. J, I bought this belt and it has no belt holes. How do you close it?

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  27. I never use belt holes, watch my video tutorial to see how I do it! :-)

    http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/11/video-how-to-belt-cardigan_12.html

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