Like last month’s Color My World post, the inspiration for the color combination of loden and teal also comes from an issue of InStyle magazine but in this case, it’s from Fall 2015. In that issue (I think it was August), the Color Crash Course section promised that the combination of loden and teal was going to be big in the upcoming season. At first, I thought that the combination looked a little quirky but as I look at the examples, the idea began to grow on me and I especially liked the look of a teal top under a military/cargo style jacket. A short time later I found myself shopping (no big surprise) and bought a teal cardigan and a top in preparation for this big trend which I never saw materialize. Fine, whatever. I still liked the cardigan and top and wore them with gray or black or denim.
It was a memory of that article that got me to pull together loden and teal in the form of bomber style jacket and cropped pants. When I spied the jacket this past August at a Loft Outlet store, I was drawn to the color and I knew it would be a match for the top I’d bought a year ago. I’d been looking for a completer piece that is less structured/fitted than a blazer and this one fit the bill.
In Purchase More Shoes – Fall Preview I mentioned that I’d been looking for casual pants in a color other than denim, black, or tan and had happily found the pair of olive cords that I wore in that post. Those and the pants I’m wearing in this post were bought during the recent thrift shopping spree at the same store for less than $4 total. I don’t think that these pants were intended to be cropped because I can tell that they had been hemmed for what I will assume was a woman much shorter than me. No matter, wider leg cropped pants are in this season so for the price, I figured I give the trend a try.
I would (and did) wear this loden and teal outfit to the office which you may be able to tell because I’m carrying my work tote.
For my footwear, I chose a pair of brown t-strap pumps with a fringed flap that continues with the masculine details of a bomber jacket and trousers. I bought these shoes about nine years ago and they still fit in with current trends.
Remember in last week’s bomber jacket post where I reported that the look of black laces in my white tennies had been inspired by a feature in a recent StyleWatch magazine and said that I would share the one other fashion inspiration that I had liked in that feature in an upcoming post? Whether you do or you don’t remember, I’m still going to share it with you now. In that feature, one of the fashion ideas was to wear a scattering of three pins but to separate them with two on one side and one on the other so that’s what I’ve done here with some cameos I have in my jewelry collection. I think that the lace yoke of the top along with the cameos add some feminine details that help to balance out the masculine aspects of the jacket, pants, and shoes.
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Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s floral themed link-up is Jacqueline from Petite Silver Vixen. The combination of her lace bomber jacket and snake-skin block heel pumps make for a stylish and unique date night out.
Is loden and teal a hit or a miss? Are you making your fashion color choices based on old favorites or are you trying some of the ones in current favor? What are your go-to combinations? Have you tried any new ones recently?
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