My inspiration for this month’s Color My World color combo of moss, black, and poppy comes from the Color Crash Course section of the September issue of InStyle Magazine. Anyone else also get a bit giddy over the mega fashion issues that so many magazines publish as an upcoming season nears? They remind me of the days before the internet and the excitement stirred by the release of a new Penney’s catalog or getting the monthly Nordstrom’s brochure in the mail. I would spend hours going over all of the styles.
I love sections like this one because they are more likely to show real life clothing and fashions as opposed to the more stylized features. The Color Crash Course section is one of my favorites. When the September issue came in the mail last week, I immediately turned to it hoping I would find inspiration for my post. I was not disappointed. The magazine describes the combination of moss, black, and poppy as “muted green meets vibrant red in a mix that’s balanced yet dynamic, and as elemental as earth and fire”.
As you can see from the photo of the pages from the magazine, most of the fashions are for cooler weather but I hadn’t wanted to do a Fall fashion feature yet so I thought I would show this color combo for warm weather as well. Except for one item (my blogaversary present red shoes), all of what I’m wearing in the following two looks I already had in my closet. In fact, it took considerable restraint to not show more that just these two looks but I do want to point out a fashion forward moment in this post from May where I’m wearing moss, black, and poppy.
In this first look, I matched up my cargo jacket with my red skirt, black marl top, and moss sandals. Black boots would also be a good choice for this outfit but Fall is still pretty warm here in So Cal so sandals help keep the outfit from looking too heavy.
For warmer late summer days, I’m pairing up a black peplum top with my moss green chinos (seen many times before) and my new red lace-ups. In fact, I will be wearing this outfit today at lunch when I meet up with a woman I’ve known since high school but haven’t seen in person since 1989.
I bought this necklace at Macy’s many years ago. Actually, I bought two of them, one as a holiday gift for a colleague at work and the other as a gift for myself. The green in it is a faux suede fabric.
My blogaversary shoes – Target (exact)
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Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. The featured contributor from last week’s link up is Melissa at Mom With Style. In the spirit of the Up Down All-Around theme, Melissa shows how she is styling the same dress for summer and fall. This is her fall look (and in colors similar to those in this post).
Do you still look to magazines for fashion inspiration or has Instagram and Pinterest become your primary sources? To what extent do color trends influence what you buy and/or wear?
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