I can’t wait for you to meet my fun, fashionable friend and co-worker, Kristen. Not only does she have a playful sense of style, she’s downright hysterical (and she has a beagle named Snoopy – c’mon!)! Join me in welcoming Kristen to our Fashion Friday community:
When I was younger, I was never very risky or inventive with the way I dressed. “Bottoms” were a mish-mash of blue denim jeans and neutral colored shorts, pants, or skirts. Well, times have definitely changed, and while I have yet to master the art of having two patterns in one outfit, I have stepped a little further outside the box to get more comfortable being creative with colors I love. Right now I’m having a love affair with trying to wear colors that pop in a new, unique way.
A coral jacket with a brown and pink dress is a fun way to slip into the Fall. Yet, my favorite blazer is still the one I have in cobalt blue, like these from ModCloth and Jones New York.
My obsession for all seasons is still jeans that are any color but plain old denim blue. Take this adorable purple pair from Nordstrom (J. Brand ‘485’ Skinny Jeans) or this forest green pair from Anthropologie.
One of my favorite year-round go-to outfits for a night out is the little black dress. At the same time, sometimes the little black dress needs a bit of a facelift. One easy facelift is to take a simple, cute dress (like this one from Ann Taylor) and make it more exciting by adding cobalt blue stilettos and chandelier earrings. And there are A LOT of great colors out there. Kate Spade’s Lottie pump might set your wallet back a bit, whereas Ted Baker’s “Elvena” pump is a bit more reasonable.
All in all it’s just about finding a color you love that gets you excited and figuring out new ways to wear it!
How do you get creative with color?
Kristen Roche Hulbert is an attorney for ExxonMobil. She is enjoying all life has to offer right now, including a new job, a new house, a relatively new husband, and their two energetic, loveable dogs. In her spare time, Kristen has a passion for travel, dancing and, as a die-hard Longhorn, college football.