I would love to know how or why the color mix of blue and black became a fashion faux pas. Fortunately, most of us and the fashion world has wised up to the beauty of this combo. I mean how could the combination of essentially two neutrals be a mistake? To me, there is something very elegant and sophisticated when blue and black mingle together in an outfit.
So this leads me to the outfit you see here. It is one of my go-to sure-thing looks I wear when I want to know I look polished but in effortless so of way. The skirt was a bargain find on clearance ($12) at Ann Taylor last fall.
Unfortunately, these photos do not do the colors in the skirt justice. And let’s talk about its silhouette. At first glance you would say that it is a pencil skirt but it’s a little more unique than that. It’s narrower at the knee (so much so that I have to unzip and pull it down instead of pulling it up when I use the toilet (TMI?)) and there’s a little bit of a kick flare in the back.
The black swing jacket in this outfit is the same one I wore for the work look in Up Down All-Around Print Skirt. It is a favorite completer piece that I’ve had for a few years and I’m constantly looking for another like it. These t-strap blue suede pumps have also appeared on the blog before.
I’ve featured the combination of blue and black in other posts as well. Perhaps you remember these (and maybe you’d like to take another look).
Shop The Look
For your shopping pleasure, I offer the following suggestions that would help you achieve a similar look.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s Up Down All-Around themed link-up is Lisa from Peridot Skies. I love how she reimagined a cover-up as a light summer tunic to wear with shorts which was the opposite of how I took a tunic and reimagined it as a cover-up.
Is blue and black a hit or a miss in your book? Do you have a favorite color combination? What’s your go-to sure-thing look when you want to look polished but in an effortless sort of way?
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