I realize it’s 12 below where my dad lives in Oklahoma which means my friend in Minnesota is facing lower temps. But hey, I can’t control where inspiration hits.
Yes, I realize that this may be the wackiest inspiration for a steal this look segment but I promise I’ll return to normal inspiring business attire next week (but hasn’t this been fun?!?!).
Here is this week’s steal this look inspiration:
Okay, so while my little bit in pajamas IS adorable, that’s not the inspiration. Look closer. At the girl on the pajamas:
Isn’t that fabulous? I adore this melon-y dress with spring green accents – such a fun, fresh color combo. And since half of you are snowed in somewhere, why not thing about sundresses and biking around town with your pink poodle, ‘eh??
A coral colored sundress is hard to come by in early February – let me lead with that. So I did outfit pairings instead of the typical, “here’s the dress,” “here’s the scarf,” “here’s the ballet flats,” I would normally do. Since there are a fair number of poppy colored dresses out there (ahem, V-day), and pairing that more red-hued dress with green reads a little Christmas for my taste, so for those numbers I’d opt for aqua accents. But ahhh, keep this melon/green combo in your head for May when bright colors are more readily available! It’s like an updated version of my entire wardrobe color palette in 1989… (I loved it then, and I love it now.)
Exhibit A Melon Sundress with Green Accent:
I love this perfectly classic, perfectly colored, sundress from Nordstrom that runs about $150.
What this dress loses by not having a full skirt, it makes up for in pretty eyelet pattern, bold color, and a killer price at Nordstrom for $88.
Since the flat should be pretty close to tone on tone, you’d have to be careful with this one to make sure it’s close enough to the dress you choose:
But it is adorable and a great bargain for $39 at DSW with those fun little white details!
Alright girls, yes these are jellies, but oh my mercy, aren’t they the cutest “jelly” flats with melon fading to white? $40 at Zappos.
If you don’t mind spending a “smidge” more for a scarf, I am LOVING this emerald green animal print scarf from Banana Republic. Gorgeous colors and a fun twist with a solid coral dress. (Obviously, you wouldn’t pair with the nutty jellies…)
Or for a total steal you can grab this bright green polka dotted scarf at Target for $7.99 and it would totally work with jellies! (And y’all, they have this in every color so if you needed aqua for the below poppy or coral for the below green, you are all set – stock up!)
Exhibit B with the Poppy Sundress and Aqua Accent:
I might be a little obsessed with Kate Spade and this poppy colored fit and flare sundress is DARLING! Pricey Kate Spade dress comes from Bloomingdale’s – and you would do more of an aqua scarf with red flat.
(Another similar option is from Talbot’s , but stripes instead of circles, and far less expensive.)
For shoes, the look is tone on tone. So for the red/aqua combo, I love these red suede flats with the bow detail and they are on sale at Zappos!
Finally, the scarf! Don’t forget it. Toss it carelessly around your neck and hop on your bike.
This is a great one for dresses that are more red-hued than coral because it has aquas and greens so it doesn’t border on holiday-esque. $30 from Gap. You can also find solid aqua scarves at your local boutique or at Charming Charlie’s in Houston.
Final Exhibit – C, The Reverse Color Combo:
This is where you pair a bright aqua or green sundress with a lovely coral or poppy scarf.
It’s all I could do not to buy this Isaac Mizrahi aqua number from Nordstrom the second I laid eyes on it ($148) – the color, the pattern, the bow accent – yes!
(And while I grant you this is too dressy, the color and silhouette is perfect on this shockingly green Nordstrom number – this is so the dress I want for Easter if not for the price tag…)
And while you’d have to do kitten heels with that latter dress, aren’t these just the perfect flats for the first dress?
These $100 Zappos pair are a splurge for a flat, but the aqua with navy accent creates the perfect retro look.
You have a couple of scarf options for blue or green sundresses. Here’s one that would go for either because it incorporates the reds and oranges that accent the color so well. And at $15 from Target you can afford them in different colors.
Also don’t forget that $8 number above from Target – it comes in a solid colored coral if you want to play it safe. Or you could opt for this one at $28 from Nordstrom that blends pinks and oranges in a really interesting way that would add a pop to a solid colored blue or red sundress.
Come on, tell me – what’s your favorite look? What look should we steal next?
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