First paycheck means… SHOPPING (just kidding Mom). As most of you know, if anything is going to come before clothing its food.
However, I couldn’t turn a blind eye to some (long-awaited) retail therapy, and a quick trip to Forever 21 gave my wardrobe a much needed boost of color. According to the Pantone experts, blood orange is supposedly the “it” color for spring, and I have every intent of hopping on that bandwagon. Until then, I started with some basic color blocking pieces that are DC weather appropriate: essentially, I can wear them in both 20 degree and 60 degree weather.
Do I need a pair of spotted harem pants? Nope. Did I immediately pick them up and decide I was buying them? Yep.
Pants: F21, $19. Top: J Crew, $6 (second hand AND it’s 100% cashmere). Tote: Saks 5th Ave., $2 (second hand). Shoes: Zara, $50.
These pants + tan Vincent Camuto wedges + white blouse = my everyday spring work outfit.
While I have attempted to make my own scarves, I will gladly pay the two dollars for the above Hanes scarf. Who knew that Hanes even made scarves back in the day?
The Zara color block shoes were the finishing touch to my already colorful outfit. But who said anything about being uber-color coordinated? As the experts would say, too much matching is passé.
How are you brightening up your wardrobe this spring?