Colorblocking: Red and Purple

I have seen this particular colorblock pair (red and purple) parading around blogs and clothing stores and I love it! They are great complimentary colors and make an outfit interesting. I feel like I am wearing something much more daring than just a pencil skirt and a sweater to work. Getting up and getting dressed has “literally” never been more fun. (Said like Rob Lowe in Parks and Rec.) The only problem was in the tights and footwear. Because of the nautical stripe shirt underneath, I wanted to keep the shoes a warm color. I also didn’t want the color of the tights to stand out more than the outfit so I went with black. The easiest part was in the accessories. The outfit itself creates such a look that accessories are not even necessary, but because I wanted to keep things warm I went with gold.  
The Limited sweater / thrifted United Colors of Benetton skirt / Ann Taylor shoes / H&M top / J.Crew necklace / Michael Kors watch

Wearing white: Colorblocking

Normally when I wear white my outfits tend to lean towards the more nautical and preppy to stop myself from looking too Miami Vice. However, this time I embraced a bright 80s color combo. White is a neutral that will still stand out when paired with colorblocking. I wore this outfit to work and it reminded me of a don’t that Michael Kors once said in a magazine. Don’t to wear more than one bright color to work. Clearly he has never met Don Johnson…or me. For the rest of the week I will be wearing my summer whites to properly salute to a beatiful summer. Send me pics of yours at cosmocleve@gmail.com and I will post them!

H&M blazer
Express tank top
Loft skirt
Nine West sandals
Earrings from Charleston’s Old Market

A new colorblocking strategy

After my recent foray into color blocking using two of the brightest items in my closet, I thought I’d give your eyes a break and do some color pairings that were a little more my speed: navy blue, fuchsia, and green. One thing I wanted to do this time around was add something that would break up the colors such as this striped top. Also, the color blocking doesn’t have to be limited to just the clothes; you can achieve it just as well with accessories such as this bright green purse. I topped it all off with gold jewelry. These peacock earrings from Forever 21 were chump change but look like they are vintage. And I have to mention that I love how the delicate material of this skirt looks with the structure of this blazer. How do you colorblock?
Thrifted Evan Picone blazer; Gap skirt; Ralph Lauren outlet top; Nine West shoes and purse; Forever 21 earrings; Vintage bracelet (gift)