Thursday, March 29, 2012

Closet Remix: Colorful

[Cardigan: H&M (old), similar colors here and here; White Button-Down Shirt and Brown Belt: Forever 21 (old) a sheer but really cute similar one here; Blue Scarf: Target; Jeans: 7 for All Mankind via REVOLVE; Boots: Salvatore Ferragamo, thrifted; Earrings: BaubleBar]


People say style bloggers make you want to shop more. I agree. But for me, a lot of the time that means shopping in my own closet. I think that's the most budget-friendly shopping there is, no? 

Seeing the way these ladies combine and layer different tops, dresses, accessories and scarfs inspires me to see a whole new side of pieces I already have in my wardrobe. Each time I come across a look that reminds me of something I already have,  I jot down my ideas in a notebook or Google document so I don't forget them (nerdy, right? does anyone else out there do this?). 

Like this pink sweater, bought at H&M a few years ago. I wore it to death at first, then grew tired of it and have barely pulled it out this year. Until, I saw this outfit and awesome color combination in my favorite blog Atlantic-Pacific.  My cardigan isn't quite the saturate fuschia that Blair's sweater is, but her look inspired me to pair mine with my bright blue Target scarf, a white button down underneath (not as tailored as the original look, but it has that fun high-low thing going on that seems to be popular this year). I'd love to be wearing the pink springy flats, but for now I have to brave the 45-degree weather with my boots (vintage Salvatore Ferragamo, thrifted, and repaired twice!). 

I'm keen on big bold earrings, so I'm wearing those fun BaubleBar chandeliers I've posted before here. The result is a different, looser twist on the original polished, tailored look. But I achieved the similar fun color scheme without having to buy anything new! 
All photos by Mikhail Glabets 

15 comments:

  1. I LOVE the two pops of color you chose to mix, wonderful and inspired.

    There's nothing more exciting than figuring out new ways to mix things already within your wardrobe.

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks! I was very happy to realize I had these colors in my wardrobe and I could do something with them :). Have a great weekend!

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  2. I am loving these beautiful bright colors! xx

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    1. Thank you! It was so cold here this week, so they brought some cheer.

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  3. So fun!! Ugh blogging does definitely inspire me to make new outfits out of old pieces but I have to admit it has also tempted quite a bit of shopping :P

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    1. Yeah... agreed. I'm trying to sound stronger than I am! I definitely do my fair bit of blog-inspired shopping :). Hope you had a good week!

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  4. Love your boots! I just did an outfit post with a similar sweater :)


    Xo,
    http://www.sacosha.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacosha/345690695469219

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    1. Thanks! And just checked it out... I love your sweater! Especially with that mint top and those cool bracelets, great look!
      Erin

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  5. Love the idea of shopping in your closet!!

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    1. Yay! It's fun and helps you rediscover how things you already own can be new and interesting :)

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  6. I love the cardigan with the blue scarf! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  7. Nice combination and great blog!!!
    If you want, check out my blog

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love this look...love the bold colors ;)

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love your style, Erin! I can't get enough bright colors this season. I need to shop in my closet more often. * Julia

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  10. Thanks Julia! I know, I'm so excited bold, cheery colors are everywhere now! Hope you and Yuriy are doing great :)

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